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DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 



NICHOLAS DANFORTH, 

Of Framlingham, England, and Cambridge, N. E. 

(1589 — 1638) 

AND 

WILLIAM DANFORTH, 

Of Newbury, Mass. 
(1640—1721) 

AND THEIR DESCENDANTS. 



Compiled by John Joseph May, 

Member of New England Historic Genealogical Society, etc.. 
President Dorchester Historical Society. 



BOSTON, Mass. 
published by CHARLES H. POPE, 
221 Columbus Ave. 
1902. 



Press of Sabtti Clapp ^ 5on. 



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CONTENTS. 



Introduction vii-xvi 

Part First. — Nicholas, of Cambridge, and descendants 1-364 

English Pedigree ....... 2-4 

American Pedigree ' . 13-17 

Family Seal; letter of Rev, John Danforth, 1698 31 

Revolutionary Soldiers . . . See Index and Appendix. 

Part Second. — William, of Newbury, and descendants 365-417 

American Pedigree of same 418 

Appendix: Unassigned Danforths 421 

Unassigned Revolutionary Records . . • 431 

Early English Wills ...... 432 

Framlingham Parish Registers .... 434 

Sketch of Framlingham, Eng 435 

Lands of Rev. Samuel Danforth, memoranda, etc. 436 

Remarks on Witchcraft 438 

Addenda to Nos. 202, 362-7 and 492 .. . 469 

Index of Danforths in Part First ..... 443 

Danforths in Part Second 452 

Other Names and Places . . . ^ , 455 

Danforths in Appendix .. 475 



ILLUSTRATIONS. 



1. Framlingham Castle Frontispiece 

2. Framlingham Church 1 

3. Autograph Document of Gov. Thomas Danforth . 18 

4. Portrait, Samuel Danforth, M.D 48 

5. Mrs. Hannah (Danforth) Carpenter . , . 85 

6. John Joseph Mat, Mrs. May AND Son . . . 107 

7. Adams Earl 132a 

8. Edwin Tobias Earl 132b 

9. Guy Chaffee Earl , . . . . . . 133 

10. Charles Danforth, OF Paterson, N. J. . . . 175 

11. Asa Hamilton Danforth and descendants . . 193 

12. Asa Danforth, M.D 219 

13. Albert Haller Danforth, of Chicago . . . 255 

14. William Seaver Danforth 259 

15. Frederick Lyman Danforth 272 

16. David Danforth, of Champaign, III. . . . 294 

17. Joseph Danforth, of Tyngsboro 297 

18. Elijah Higby Danforth, D.D.S. .... 303 

19. Peter Swart Danforth 307 

20. Henry Danforth, op Washington, III. . . . 313 

21. Isaac Newton Danforth, M.D 329 

22. Eliot Danforth, of New York .... 351 

23. Joseph Danforth, of Louisville, Ky., with descendants 411 

24. Albert Whitney Danforth 414 

25. Joseph Lewis Danforth 416 



INTRODUCTIOxN. 



It has been well said that the history of a nation is but the ag- 
gregate of tlie biographies of its peoples ; and since these are so 
interwoven and so dependent each on the othei's, it is evident that 
no single biography or set of biographies can be complete without 
some understanding of the events occurring in society and in the 
world at large during the lifetime of the subjects. A brief review, 
therefore, of the condition of aifairs in England will be a needful 
preliminary to an account of the coming thence of our immigrant 
ancestor. 



Two hundred and sixty-eight years ago, to wit, in 1634, in ship 
Griffin, came from London to Boston and Cambridge a company of 
emigrants who had left their homes in England to seek new homes 
in a foreign land, — a land strange and wild, inhabited by fierce and 
formidable animals, and by men even fiercer and more formidable. 

In that company we believe came Nicholas Danforth, then 48 
years old, with his young family of six children, three daughters and 
three sons. His wife had died five years before, leaving seven chil- 
dren, of which the eldest, Elizabeth, was but 11 years old, the 
youngest, Jonathan, an infant of a year. 

One daughter had died in their English home, and now they had 
left that home, with its comforts and its life-long associations ; had 
left the neighbors and friends of their early days ; had left fertile 
fields and all the attractions of a rural home in a beautiful part of 
that very beautiful land, — near to the sea and not far from the me- 
tropolis, — the birthplace and the last resting-place of their ancestors. 
They were now voluntary exiles in a land of which little was known 
to them, and the most of what was known was of a nature to repel 
rather than to attract any but the most courageous and resolute. 

What had led them, what was inducing others like them, to 
forego the comforts of established homes for the discomforts and 
risks that were obviously before them? To answer this question, a 
brief glance at the history of the times may be helpful. 



Vm DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

The revival of art and literature — the awakening from the stupor 
of the Dark Ages — had been in progress for a century, when late 
in the 14th century (1383), WyclifFe, a priest of the Romish 
church, an ardent opposor of the corruptions that prevailed in that 
church, translated the Bible into the English language. Hitherto, 
being only in Latin and Greek versions, it had been a sealed book 
to the people, in fact it had been exclusively in the keeping of the 
clergy. Copies of the English version were now multiplied in 
manuscript, and Wycliffe's doctrines of opposition to the arbitrary 
dominion of the pope were spread abroad by his disciples. 

Here began the attempt for the exercise of private judgment in 
religion — a right to be asserted and denied — an exercise to be 
striven for with varying success during all later ages ; and even yet 
attained and enjoyed by a small part only of tlie so-called Christian 
world. But the multiplying of copies was very slow, until, toward 
the close of the 15th century (1471), Caxton, a London merchant, 
introduced into England the art of printing with movable type, 
which 20 years before had been invented in Germany. By this the 
work of disseminating copies of scripture was greatly promoted, 
and early in the 16th centmy (1524), an improved translation by 
Tyndale superseded that of Wycliffe. 

Three great events in the world's history were nearly contempo- 
raneous : namely, the invention of printing with movable type, by 
Guttenberg (about 1450), and its introduction into England 20 
years later; next, the discovery of America, by Columbus (1492), 
and the exploration of the shores of North America, by the Cabots, 
father and son, six years later ; and thirdly, the Protestant Refor- 
mation, precipitated by Luther, in 1517. But as "there were 
many reformers before the Reformation," so these three great meas- 
ures of progress may fairly be compassed in the short space of half a 
century. Dr. Palfrey well says that national revolutions, whether 
political or religious, are never sudden. If they appear sudden, it 
is because the agencies that have been preparing them have been at 
work beneath the surface, where, indeed, they are most efficient. 

The impulse to religious thought which appeared in the 1(5 th cen- 
tury had lain in embryo in the English heart ever since Wycliffe's 
time. Henry VIII had gained the special favor of the pope in the 
early part of his reign, when he wrote a book denouncing Luther 
and his work, and the pope conferred on him the title of " Defender 
of the Faith ; " but afterward, a quarrel arose between them when 
the holy father opposed the king's matrimonial schemes ; and the 
spirit of liberty had so far permeated the land that Parliament was 
quite ready to uphold the king, and by enactment disclaimed allegi- 
ance to Rome, and declared the king to be the head of the church. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. ix 

Although some re-action occurred late in Henry's reign, under 
his successor (Edward VI), liberal views prevailed; prisoners for 
heresy were set free ; preaching, which had been suppressed, was 
revived ; the Bible, in English, was placed in every church ; the 
Book of Common Prayer was compiled, and the articles of faith of 
the church of England were first drawn up. By this king, too, 
general education was greatly promoted by the establishment of free 
schools in many places. 

Unhappily to this succeeded the baleful reign of Queen Mary, 
who renewed allegiance to Rome ; persecuted heretics, — burning 
many at the stake, — while her bigoted and cruel husband, Philip II, 
of Spain, was doing the like in Holland, torturing and putting to 
cruel death thousands of Protestants. 

But Mary's reign was short, and when her sister Elizabeth came 
to the throne, England was thoroughly divided in its religion. 
Many noble families adhered to the church of Rome, but a majority 
favored the church of England as organized by Edward. The 
creed, formulated by Edward, was revised and reduced to the 39 arti- 
cles which still are retained ; the English service book was reinstated, 
and an act was passed requiring all clergymen to use that, and that 
only, while another act imposed a heavy fine on all who failed to 
attend the services of the church on Sundays and holidays. 

Elizabeth herself seems to have had no deep-abiding conviction 
in these matters. Her tendency was toward Protestantism, but a 
crucifix with lighted candles before it was kept suspended in her 
private chapel, and she prayed to the virgin mother of Christ as 
fervently as her sister Mary had ever done. Thus, really, she rep- 
resented the nation — halting between two forms of faith. 

There now arose in the Eno-lish church a large and influential 
class of thoughtful people who demanded that the church be purified 
from Romish forms and doctrines. But the principle was still 
maintained that church and state were inseparable ; and whoever 
refused to sustain the established form of religion was deemed a 
rebel against the government. A special court was established to 
try such rebels. Under its jurisdiction many Roman Catholics were 
tortured and put to death, and many Puritans were imprisoned, and 
some even put to death, for so-called seditious publications. 

Following Elizabeth, came James, who had been king of Scot- 
land. In the kingdom thus united were three realms, professing 
three several religions. Presbyterianism prevailed in Scotland, 
Romanism in Ireland, Episcopacy in England. 

The new king, feeble in body, mentally weak, a coward, but with 
a certain shrewdness, a smattering of learning, and unbounded 
conceit, was an unreasoning bigot. One of his earliest acts was a 
statute punishing witchcraft with death, and under that law many a 



X DANTORTH GENEALOGY. 

wretched woman went to the scaffold, whose only crime was that 
she was old, ugly and friendless. 

James hated the Puritans. When a deputation of ten of these — 
men selected for their high position and character — waited upon him 
with a petition for some measures of reform, he put them in prison ; 
and he affirmed of that people "I will make them conform, or I 
will harry them out of the land." He violated the privileges of the 
House of Commons, in which were many Puritans, rejecting many 
who were legally elected ; and when the House protested, the king 
seized the official journal and with his own hands tore out the 
record. 

He wanted money and was obliged to apply to Parliament to 
supply his wants ; but Parliament would grant nothing until certain 
specified evils were reformed. He created a new title of rank, that 
of baronet, which he granted to any who would pay a high price. 
As a last resource, he compelled all persons who had an income of 
forty pounds or more derived from landed property to accept knight- 
hood (thus incurring feudal obligations and payments) or purchase 
exemption by a heavy fine. James's arrogance and extortion 
seemed limitless, and when Archbishop Abbott showed disapproval 
of the tyranny, he was suspended from his office, and Laud, bishop 
of Bath and Wells, who had been a member of the Court of High 
Commission for trial of heretics or rebels, became prominent in 
administration. 



James, dying, was succeeded by his son Charles, who inherited his 
father's belief of the divine right of kings. He was perpetually in 
conflict with his subjects. Laud was promoted to be Archbishop of 
Canterbury and used his almost unlimited power to compel Puritans 
and other dissenters to conformity with the church. Macaulay says 
that under his direction every corner of the realm, was subject to 
constant inspection. Every little congregation of Separatists was 
tracked out and broken up, and even the devotions of private fami- 
lies could not escape the vigilance of his spies. Nor was this all. 
The Convocation compiled a book of canon law, church law, 
whereby all who refused to conform were excommunicated and 
cast out as heathen ; they were made incapable of bringing an ac- 
tion at law for recovery of legal debts, and were liable, by action of 
court, to be imprisoned for life, or until they gave satisfaction to the 
church. They were, in fact, exposed to indignities of every sort 
during life, and denied Chi'istian bui'ial after death. 

Such a condition was not to be endured, and the inevitable recoil, 
with all who cared for freedom, is the answer to our question of 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. xi 

why Nicholas Danforth and such as he should prefer exile to tarry- 
ing under such oppression. 

Among the many who suffered persecution was Rev, Thomas 
Shepard, whose protest against spiritual despotism made him 
especially obnoxious to Archbishop Laud, so that he was hunted 
from place to place, and finally prohibited fi'om preaching. Thus 
distressed, he resolved to escape from England. In this, after 
much delay, with many obstructions caused by the government, he 
at last succeeded, and with a company of friends, crossed the ocean 
and settled at Cambridge. 

It was a few years previous to this that from the little village of 
Scrooby, in Yorkshire, a company of brave men had escaped with 
their families to Holland, where they were kindly and hospitably 
treated ; but since the habits and language of that worthy people 
were foreign to them, a large part of them preferred the remote 
New World, and the story of the Pilgrims, their voyage in the little 
craft, the " Mayflower," their landing at Plymouth in December, 
1620, their toils, trials, sufferings, their bravery and their triumphs 
— these are a tale familiar as household words. 

Happily, the spirit of commercial enterprise and adventure was 
beginning to furnish means of traversing the ocean. Both James 
and Charles had granted charters to companies of merchants, with 
right to specified tracts of territory, to trade with the natives, and 
with the duty of christianizing the savages. 

Our ancestor availed himself of these facilities as did many another 
who like him was seeking the freedom that was denied him at home. 



No connected history of the families of Danfortli during the 
early years of their life in New England is to be found. 

With them, as with most others of the early settlers, the strug- 
gle for existence engrossed their time and labor. To provide shel- 
ter, food and clothing, and to guard themselves and theirs from 
assault of Avild animals or hostile tribes was an all eno-rossing^ task. 
Along with this duty, they recognized the importance of maintain- 
ing the ministry of religion and of instruction for their childi-en. 

Within a comparatively few years, volumes of local history have 
been compiled and published, first by individuals, often clergymen, 
and later by committees appointed by the towns. These have rap- 
idly multiplied. They afford important aid to the compilers of the 
history and genealogy of families, a fondness for which has happily 
been fostered ; and in consequence, family meetings and the organ- 
ization of family associations have greatly increased. 



xii DANTORTH GENEALOGY. 

The first meeting of the Danforth family assembled in Jackson 
Hall, Lowell, at the call of Joseph Danforth, Esq., of Tyngsboro, 
on Tuesday, October 14, 1879. About fifty persons were present. 

The venerable man who had summoned them, welcomed the com- 
pany, who, at his suggestion chose for chairman, Hon. Charles 
Pinckney Danforth of Nashua, N. H., with Charles H. Danforth 
as secretary. 

These were afterward elected President and Recording Secretary 
of the Danforth Family Association, with sixteen Vice-presidents, 
WUliam S. Danforth of Plymouth, Corresponding Secretary, and 
Charles C. Danforth of Concoi'd as Treasurer. 

After social conversation and interesting remarks by several per- 
sons, committees were appointed to prepare Constitution and By- 
Laws, to arrange for a second meeting, and to engage an orator 
and a poet for the occasion. It was voted to hold the next meeting 
at the same place, on the second Tuesday of October, 1880. 

At the second meeting, held in accordance with the foregoing, 
nearly 100 persons were present. Hon. Charles P. Danforth pre- 
sided, and in the absence of the Secretary, Charles C. Danforth 
acted as Secretary. The committee on Constitution and By-Laws 
reported a concise code, which was adopted. The historical com- 
mittee reported progress, and letters were read from friends unable 
to be present. Rev. Edward Danforth Curtis read an able histori- 
cal paper. Rev. Henry A. Hazen of Billerica, Hon. Joseph White, 
Secretary of the Mass. Board of Education, Mrs. Lephe Danforth 
of Philadelphia and Mr. Vespasian Danforth of Cambridge made 
interesting remarks, and Col. Charles C. Danforth read an appro- 
priate poem. Two children, sons of Mr. George D. Danforth of 
Tyngsboro, were present, being of the tenth generation of the family 
in New England. 

The third meeting was held in Jackson Hall, October 11, 1881, 
when a letter was read from Mrs. Richard B. Allen of Providence, 
enclosing a paper from Mr. William Smith, containing details of 
family history ; original notes from George P. Danforth of Scran- 
ton, Pa., were also read, and letters from James F. Danforth of 
Athens, Alabama, telling of his father, who went from Charles- 
town, Mass., sixty years before, and from James B. Danforth of 
Rock Island, Illinois. Mrs. A. F. Danforth Raymond of Syra- 
cuse read an able historical paper, "showing a great deal of re- 
search." 

At the fourth meeting, held in Wesleyan Hall, Boston, Septem- 
ber 6, 1882, about 140 were present. Hon. Charles Pinckney 



DANTORTH GENEALOGY. xiii 

Danfortli made an eloquent address on retiring from the presidency 
of the association, which he had held from the beginning, and sub- 
sequently, on the report of the nominating committee, the following 
persons were chosen : Hon. Peter 8. Danforth of Middleburg, 
N. Y., President, with twelve Vice-presidents; Col. Charles C. 
Danforth of Concord, Recording Secretary and Treasurer ; William 
S. Danforth of Plymouth, Corresponding Secretary. The commit- 
tee on heraldry reported, describing a coat of arms which had been 
furnished, as that of the Danfords, and which they thought was the 
coat of arms of the family. 

Hon. Peter S. Danforth read an able and interesting historical 
paper; Col. Charles C. Danforth read a poem; a committee of five 
was appointed " to take action in preparing a history of the Dan- 
forth family," viz. : Mr. John J. May, Mrs. Danforth-Raymond of 
Syracuse, William S. Danforth of Plymouth, Col. John Danforth 
of New York, and Edward Danforth of Elmira, N. Y. Mr. Ves- 
pasian Danforth of Cambridge presented a copy of a pedigree from 
the College of Arms of England, with " Details of real estate trans- 
actions of Thomas and Nicholas Danforth of Framlingham, Eng- 
land." 

The Association dined together at the Quincy House. After 
which, they listened to addresses by Rev. Henry A. Hazen, Mr. 
John J. May, Hon. Edward Danforth of Elmira, William C. Dan- 
forth, Esq., of Barnard, Vt., Dr. Isaac N. Danforth of Chicago, 
and Joseph L. Danforth, Esq., of Louisville, Ky. Mrs. Danforth- 
Eaymond and Mrs. Colman of Syracuse responded to an invitation 
to address the company and were listened to with interest. Several 
letters were read and the exercises were closed with the singing by 
the choir of an original ode. 

At the fifth meeting, held at the Meionaon, Boston, Sept. 1, 
1886, more than 200 were present. In the absence of the presi- 
dent, Mr. William S. Danfortli of Plymouth was chosen to preside, 
and opened the meeting with a brief address. Rev. Horace M. 
Danforth of Oswego, N. Y., offiered an impressive prayer. Mr. 
May, as chairman of the committee, made an address of welcome, 
and a poem was read by Mr. Samuel May, Jr. The gentleman 
who had been appointed to present a historical address, having failed 
at the eleventh hour, it fell to the lot of the chairman of the genea- 
logical committee to prepare such a paper, and it was read to the 
meeting by Rev. Henry A. Hazen. Portions of this paper are 
given above. 

Interesting addresses were made by Dr. Isaac N. Danforth and 
Miss Juliet Danforth of Chicago ; Rev. James Danforth of Tyngs- 
boro ; Hon. Herman W. Snow of Kankakee, 111., and others. 



XIV DANFOETH GENEALOGY. 

The sixth meeting was held at Chicago, July 20, 1893, Dr. Isaac 
N. Danforth presiding, with Miss Sarah Smith King of San Antonio, 
Texas, secretary. Mr. May presented the report of the committee, 
embodying the principal parts of the historical paper he had given 
at the previous meeting. This address was printed in the report of 
the meeting, which has been widely circulated in the family. The 
committee previously appointed reported the motto : " ITec teniere, 
nee timide,'" to be used with the family coat of arms, which was 
adopted. 

The meeting listened with interest to an address by Hon. Adams 
Earl of Lafayette, Ind., who in many ways contributed largely to 
the enjoyment and success of the meeting. A very entertaining 
speech M'as made by Hialmar H. Stone of Rockford, 111. ; addresses 
followed by Royal Richardson of Pleasanton, la. ; George Danforth 
Burr of Minneapolis, Minn., and Mrs. Elizabeth Skelton Danforth 
of Chicago. Many letters of great value were read. After singing 
the Doxology, with piano accompaniment by Mr. Solomon Dan- 
forth of Lowell, the meeting closed with an exceedingly impressive 
prayer by Rev. Otis S. Danforth of Rochester, N. H. 



Of the committee appointed for this work, the writer, though 
much the older, alone survives. 

From the beginning, three of the number — busily engaged in 
their respective offices, — were unable to do more than to supply 
the details of their immediate families. The work, begun with the 
aid of Mrs. Raymond, might have been completed long ago but for 
the untimely death* of that excellent lady. 

In several visits to Syracuse and one visit of Mrs. Raymond at 
my home, the work had far advanced ; then, having no assistant, 
and being otherwise fully occupied, I was compelled to lay aside the 
work, except that a record was kept of passing events, and replies 
made to correspondents. The prevailing fondness for joining the 
patriotic Orders has brought many applicants for genealogic details 
to which I have tried to give prompt response. 

After a long interval, during which I sought in vain to find an- 
other to take the duty off my hands, I have been enabled to resume 
by the proffered aid of Mrs. Florence (Danforth) Stamp of Ogden 
(post office address, Adams Basin), N. Y. With taste and talent 
for such work, and experience in the genealogy of the kindred Man- 

* This occurred at the family home in Giflford Street, Syracuse, where her elder sis- 
ter, Mrs. Lucy Colman, continues, after many years of active philanthropic work, care- 
fully attended by her niece, Mrs. Elizabeth Raymond, whose husband, lately candidate 
of the labor party for the mayoralty, has been during many years manager of extensive 
machine Avorks, and in high position in the Masonic fraternity. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. XV 

ning family, Mrs. Stamp has conducted a wide correspondence and 
compiled many details, thus rendering very valuable assistance. 

Thanks are due to many friends who have supplied details for this 
volume. Notably among such are Miss Sarah G. Williams of 
Rocky Hill and Hartford, Conn. ; Miss Effie Danfoith of Norwalk, 
Ohio ; Mrs. Emma M. Wiley of Colorado Springs, Colo. ; Miss 
H. Jane Witherill of Russell, N. Y. ; Miss Sarah S. King of San 
Antonio, Texas, and many others, of whose kind assistance recog- 
nition will be found in the succeeding pages. 

The large amount of material thus accumulated required for its 
orderly arrangement an amount of labor for which I had neither 
sufficient time, strength nor eyesight, and the aid of the experienced 
compiler and publisher. Rev. Charles H. Pope, was happily secured. 
His skillful aid in arranging material, indexing and correcting proof 
has been of greatest value. 

It is on many accounts regrettable that the strict modern method 
of compilation rejects much of the detail of collateral branches, of 
which a great deal has been gathered. It is intended to preserve 
much of this in an interleaved volume which may be finally deposited 
with the N. E. Historic Genealogical Society, 18, Somerset Street, 
Boston. 

Presumably some errors and very many omissions will be found 
in our pages. Few similar works are quite free from such faults, 
and the long interval between the early and the later periods of work 
has inevitably left many spaces which ought to be filled. Informa- 
tion on these points will be very welcome, and may be sent during 
the current year to my present address (P. O. Box 2348), and 
afterward to Mr. Pope, at 221, Columbus Ave., Boston. 

As from time to time I have studied the history and recorded the 
life and death of these worthy men and women of successive gener- 
ations, I have been impressed with the importance of the work which 
cherishes their memory. 

Extending over more than two and a half centuries, the record 
bears the names of many able and influential statesmen ; of many 
learned judges ; many honored clergymen, skillful physicians, able 
lawyers, enterprising merchants, ingenious workmen and inventors, 
pioneers and progressive tillers of the soil, with mothers, wives, sis- 
ters, worthy of the best ; to which must be added a vast array of 
military* service from the early struggle with assailing red men to 
the present conflict which we earnestly hope may be the last. 

It is to the writer an interesting thought that his own ancestors, 
dwelling since 1640 in Roxbury and Boston, were constantly con- 
nected in church and in civil government, and frequently by family 
ties, with the great family here commemorated ; and that many of 

* There were no fewer than thirteen of the family in the Bnnker Hill fight. 



XVI DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

their dead lie side by side in the old graveyards of Cambridge and 
Eoxbury and in the picturesque grounds of Mount Auburn and 
Forest Hills cemeteries. 

Conscious of many imperfections in his work, the writer can 
claim only the merit of having tried to do faithfully the duty laid 
upon him years ago, and may cherish the hope that the result may 
be acceptable to those for whom he has wrought. 

JOHN J. MAY. 

987, Dorchester Avenue, 
June, 1902. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 



Nicholas Danforth, the pioneer, is thus described by Rev. 
Cotton Mather, the famous scholar and writer, in his account of Rev. 
Samuel Danforth, as one of the celebrated ministers of the early 
days of Massachusetts : 

" Mr. N. Danforth ; a gentleman of such estate and repute in the world 
that it cost him a considerable sum to escape the knighthood which K. 
Charles I. imposed on all of so much per annum ; and of such fif^ure and 
Esteem in the church that he procured tliat famous lecture at Framlint^ham 
in Suffolk, where he had a fine mannour ; which lecture was kept by Mr. 
Burroughs and many other noted ministers in their turn ; to whom, especi- 
ally to Mr. Shepard, he prov'd a Gaius, and especially when the Laudian 
fury scorched them. This person had three sons, whereof the second was 
our Samuel, born in September in the year 1626, and by the desire of his 
mother, who died three years after his birth, earnestly dedicated unto the 
' schools of the prophets.' His father brought him to New England in the 
year 1 634, and at his death, about four years after his arrival here, he com- 
mitted this hopeful son of many prayers unto the paternal oversight of Mr. 
Shepherd, who proved a kind patron unto him." [Magnalia, II, 591. 

Investigations in the town and county to which the foreo-oino- 
account points have been made at various times for a quarter of a 
century, and lately completed by the very accurate searcher. Miss 
Emma M. Walford, of London. The result is exceedingly grati- 
fying. We discover the ancestry of our pioneer to the fourth 
generation in Framlingham, with notes of the good standing of the 
family. While his Either and maternal grandfather are each styled 
" yeoman", the possession of wealth and exhibition of qualities that 
made the officer in town and church may well be supposed to have 
led the king to make the offer to Nicholas Danforth, which Mather 
describes. Although a sympathizer with the Puritan party at the 
time of his coming hither, we see that he had been in harmony 
with the "standing order" before. His help extended to ministers 
of the new movement would naturally lead to his being less accept- 
able at home and more inclined to migrate as they had done. We 
give here the chain of wills which show the descent of the immigrant ; 
reserving for the Appendix a fuller account of the town of Framling- 
ham and other English documents. 



2 DANTOKTH GENEALOGY. 

IPSWICH (England) WILLS. Arch. Suffolk. 
Book 5, folio 280. 

On the feast of the Assumption of Our Lady, 1512, I, William Dern- 
ford of Framlingham at the Castle make will, etc. To be buried in 
Churchyard of St. Michaels, Framlingham. Legacies for repairs of 
churches of Babyngham [Ravyngham] and Cranesford. Isabell my wife 
to have my tenement called Gerveys for life and 40 s. yearly out of my 
close or tenement called Lyncoines. Powle [Paul] my son at age of 24 
to have my said tenement called Lyncoines. James my son at age of 24 to 
take profits of my land in Badyngham [Ravyngham] called Senglers ; to 
him and his heirs. Reynold my son after death of my wife to have tene- 
ment called Gerveys ; to him and heirs of his body ; for default same to 
go to my daurs. Isabell & Eliz. 

Legacies to Johan Smyth, Margaret Walle & Isabell Ederych. Wife & 
John Ederych to be exors., & Sir Thomas Greveson supervisor. 

Witness : Sir Thomas Greveson. 
Proved 23 Oct. 1512. 

Book 13, folio 259. 

13 Nov. 1538. I Paul Derneford of Framlingham. To be buried in 
ch. of Framlingham. Katheryne my wife to have tenement called Lyn- 
coines in F. until Nicholas my son be 21, & then he shall pay her 40 s. 
yearly & hold it to him according to will of William Derneford, my 
father ; if he die Thomas my son to have the said tenement. My close 
called Beetis to be in occupation of my said wife until said Thomas be 21 ; 
if he die the same to go to Robert my son & his heirs ; if he die, to Richard 
my son & his heirs. Mentions land called Battoftes, meadow called 
Brodewater & Metpetmedowe. Dau''^ Isabell, Margaret, Agnes & Olive. 
Exors : Wife Katherine & brother James Derneford. 

Witnesses : John Lewoode, W™. Nuttell, John Hoberd. 
Proved 18 Nov. 1538. 

Book 30, folio 606. 

12 Nov, 1585. I Nicholas Derneford of Framlingham. To Alice my 
wife the half profits of my houses & grounds at Castell, except Baldinges 
Close & the house there ; also 1 piece of free ground in Ufford. Son 
Thomas to have lease of Baldinges Close. Dau'^^. Anne, Margaret, Eliz., 
Olive Smalledge. Son in law William Smalledge. To Anne Derneford, 
dau. of my brother Robert 6^ 8'^. To Anne Derneford dau. of my brother 
Richard 5^ Son Thomas to be exor. Brother Robert & bro. in law 
W". Jordon, supervisors. 

Witnesses : Thomas Riches, Anne Williams. 
Proved 17 Feb^. 1585[-6]. 

Book 40, folio 69 b. 

17 July, 1603. I Allice Dranforth of Framlingham at the Castle, wid- 
ow. Grandchildren : Roger & W™. Smallhead, Robert Dranforth. Sons 
in law Thos. Bacon, Edmund Durrant, John Tokelove. To Mary & Jane 
my son's dau''^ Dau''^ Anne, Margery & Elizabeth. Son : Thomas. To 
Eliz. & Grace my son's maids, 2/ 

Witnesses. Toby Sudbury, Edm. Durrant, John Ireland, Sen'^. 



DANTORTH GENEALOGY, 



Arch. Suff. Original Wills, No. 67. 
Thomas Danforth of Framliiighara at castrum, yeoman, 20 April, 1G21 ; 
proved 7 Sep 1621. To my sou Robert my best Bible & the desk that it 
lyeth on. Daughter Mary, daughter Jane. Laud & 2 little houses called 
Bugles I bought of uncle Robert Danforth, deceased. Son Nicholas to be 
executor. John Powesse of Framlingham & Roger Smalett of Ike to be 
supervisors. 

Consistory Court of Norwich, B. Borne, Book 28. 
Thomas Sudbury of Kelleshall, Suff. yeoman. 18 Feb. 1606. Proved 10 
March, 1 006. Wife Alice ; nephew Tobie Sudbury. Lands & tenements 
in Bliborowe. Thomas son of W"'. Sudbury & John, brother of said Thomas. 
Lands &c. in Middleton. John & W". S., sons of brother John. Niece 
Amye, wife of Robert Appleyarde. Children of niece Susan, wife of Mr. 
Tofts, clerk, viz. Susan, John, Roger & Amye. Mary, Jane, Nicholas & 
Robert Danforth, children of Jane Danforth, deceased. Anthony Sudbury ; 
Frances S. my niece ; Robert Gooch. [See Framlingham Parish Register 
entries etc., Appendix A]. 

Pedigree of Nicholas Danforth, of Framlingham, Eng. 



, WILLIAM=Isa^/e/^ 
d. 1512. I 



n. 'PA\JL=^Kaiheryne 
d. 1538. I 



James. Reynold, 

bur. 2 March, 1572. 



Isabell. 



Elizabeth. 



m. NICHOLAS=^^jce 
d. 1585. 



Thomas. Robert. 



I I III 

Richard. Isabell. Margaret 

Agnes. 

Olive. 



IV. THOMAS=/aMe, dau. Thomas Sudbury ; Anne. 



mar.2'lJan. 1565. 



She was bur. 21 March, 1601. 



Johane, Margaret, 

bapt. 19 March, 1663; 
bur. 2 Jan., 1578. 



Elizabeth, 
bapt. 29 Jan., 1569. 



I 
Olive, 
m. 6 Feb., 1581, 
William Smallage. 



Nicholas, 
bapt. 6 Nov., 15S6; 
bur. 6 Feb., 1588. 



V. NICHOLAS, 

bnpt. 1 March, 1569; mar. 

Elizabeth , who was bur. 

in Fram., 22 Feb., 1628. He 
came with children in 1634 
to Cambridge, N. E. 



Robert, 

bapt. 16 Nov., 1592; 

bur. 3 Jan.. 1592-3. 



Robert, 

bapt. 11 Nov., 

1598. 



Mary. 
Jane. 



The parish registers of Framlingham (where the name is spelled 
Danforth, Dauforthe, Danford, Danforde, Daneford, Damford, 
Dfirneforde, Dampford, Dampforde, Demford and Derneforth) show- 
that Nicholas was one of the leading men, being a "church warden " 



4: DANEORTH GENEALOGY. 

in 1622 at least. We learn further from the History of the 
town (p. 176) that he was a member of the "Com't Baron" or 
" Borough Leet Jury " in 1629. He was the son of Thomas and 
Jane (Sudbury) Danforth, baptized in F. ''1 Mar. 1589." The 
marriage registers are wanting from 1615 to 1620, the period which 
inchided his wedding ; the Baptismal registers give us merely the 
Christian name of his wife, " Elizabeth " ; nor do any other docu- 
ments yet discovered show her family name. The baptisms of the 
children are given below in due order. As the burial of " Elizabeth 
Darnford," "22 Feb. 1628" corresponds to Mather's statement 
that she " died three years after his birtli," tlie list of children may 
be presumed to be complete. Thomas Danforth, father of Nicholas, 
married "24 Jan^, 1585," Jane, daughter of Thomas Sudbury, of 
Kellshall, county Suffolk, and perhaps of his wife Alice who sur- 
vived him; his will (see foregoing page) made 18 Feb., proved 10 
March, 1606, made bequests to the children of Jane, "deceased," 
she having died five years before. Thomas Danforth made his will 
20 April, 1620; proved 7 Sept., 1621; making such mention of 
his children as to show conclusively the relationships in both fam- 
ilies ; Nicholas was executor. 

Mr. Nicholas Danforth is mentioned in the town records of Cam- 
bridge as a proprietor in 1635. He bought lands and houses of 
John White, John Taylcott, William Spencer, and Edward Steb- 
binge, and of Rev. Thomas Hooker, in October, 1635, and May, 
1636, these gentlemen all having removed to Connecticut. 

One of the houses he thus purchased was described in the Pro- 
prietors' Records as follows : 

" One Dwelling house with outhouses gardens and backside and plantinge 
ground aboute Three Ackers and halfe tlie land late of Autho : Couldbey 
southwest late of John Pratt southeast the highway to Wattertown north- 
west the highway to the windmill hill on the northeast." 

The historian of Cambridge states that he resided on what is now 
called Bow street, near Mount Auburn street. 

He was chosen a deputy or representative to the General Court in 
1635. March 3, 1635-6, he was — with others — "deputed to sett 
out the bounds of the newe plantacon above Charles Ryver " [Con- 
cord]. The committee reported 13 April, 1636. In September 
following he was appointed to a similar duty, " to measure and sett 
the bounds of Roxberry " ; and to sett those between Dedham and 
Dorchester 15 Nov. 1637. When the important committee to "take 
order for a collcdge at Newetowne " was selected, 20 Nov. 1637, 
Mr. Danforth was one of those selected. Another land boundary 
was submitted to him with associates 6(1)1637-8. He was also 
one of the eleven men (one in a town), whom the Court by its vote 



DANPORTH GENEALOGY. 5 

12 Mnrch, 1637-8, alloAved "to sell wine & strong water," — "no 
man else to sell hf retaile w^''out license from the counsell." So 
great was the pressure upon the government to provide places 
where these articles could be bought, and so many the abuses of the 
retail traffic, that they sought to place the traffic in the hands of 
their first citizens. 

The records of the Court show that 2 May, 1638, another man 
was appointed to attend to the Dedliam and Dorchester business 
" insteed of Mr. Damford who is dead " ; a subsequent reference to 
the matter giving his name in better spelling — "Mr. Danforth." 

Soon after the beginning of the new year, 1G38, namely in the 
second month, April, this brief, yet highly honorable career closed ; 
the day of the month is not known ; the record reads : " Nicholas 
Danfbrd dyed (2°) 1638." No minute of the disposition of his 
estate remains in any other form than the statement in the Proprie- 
tors' Records, among the notes respecting lands purchased by 
Nathaniel Sparrowhauke of various persons that a certain parcel was 
" bought of the ffeoffi^es of Nicholas Danforth deceased." The entry 
is not dated. The son Thomas sold land in 1654, which he stated 
he " had inherited from his father, Nicholas Danforth." Cam- 
bridge documents do not supply a list of the pioneer's children. 
The wills of the sons Thomas and Samuel connect them, and Sam- 
uel mentions brothers Thomas and Jonathan ; the latter, unfortu- 
nately, left no will. But of other children we have scant tokens, and 
cannot avoid a feeling of regret that the brothers failed to refer to 
their sisters in their wills or other documents. "Friend Capt. An- 
drew Belcher," says Thomas, with no hint of relationship ; andDea. 
Trowbridge is also called "friend." 

But the Rev. Jonathan Mitchell, in his church record, makes note 
that Andrew Belcher and Elizabeth, daughter of the late Nicholas 
Danforth, were married Oct. 1, 1639 ; and says that Anna, wife 
of Matthew Bridge, was also a daughter. 

" Lydia Damforth " is asserted by Hinman in his work on the 
founders of Connecticut, to have been the wife of William Beaman 
or Beamont of Say brook, Conn. ; but he gives no note of her fam- 
ily. Dr. Savage states squarely that she was a daughter of Nicholas 
of Cambridge ; but gives no authority for the statement. The fact 
that " Lydia " is one of the children of " Nicholas and Elizabeth 
Danforthe" baptized at Framlmgham, May 24, 1625, is taken by 
some as evidence that she was the Connecticut bride. [See p. 11.] 

The wife of our pioneer died, as we have seen, in the year 
1628-9. The writer has no means of knowing from whence 
the supposition sprang that she was " Elizabeth, daughter of Rev. 
William Symmes, of Canterbury, England, and a sister of Rev. 
Zachariah Symmes, second minister of the church at Charlestown." 



b DANTOETH GENEALOGY. 

The entire absence of allusions to relationship between men so promi- 
nent as the Danforths and Mr. Symmes in their own writings and 
the sketches of them written near their own time is strong sround 
for suspecting the error of the guess ; and the distance of Kent 
from Suffolk also throws discredit upon the theory. But it is enough 
that we have her character so well indicated by Mather, who must 
have been in close relations to the grandsons of the lady ; and her 
personality needs no name to support it ; she lives in her children 
and children's children. Future explorations of wills and parish 
registers in old England may reveal, however, what we so much 
desire to know, her family history. In the will of Rev. John, 
grandson of Nicholas, we shall see a reference to an entailed estate 
in England. 

Children of Nicholas Danforth, the Immigrant, and his wife 
Elizabeth : 

i. Elizabeth, baptized at Framlingham, Eng., 3 Aug. 1619, mar- 
ried in Cambridge 1 Oct. 1639, Andrew Belcher, "mariner,'* 
"trader," "vintner," "painter," who was at that time a pro- 
prietor at Sudbury. He gave his age 7 (2) 1658, as 44 
years. He removed in 1645 (at least he then sold his house 
in Sudbury) and made his home in Cambridge. Here he kept 
the " Blue Anchor " tavern, which stood at the N.E. corner of 
Brighton and Mount Auburn streets ; it was afterwards kept by 
his widow, and from her death by their son Andrew. He was a 
member of the church, a member of the artillery company. Ha 
was licensed by the Court in .June, 1654, to keep a house of 
publique entertainment in Cambridge. He died in 1673; the 
inventory of his estate being taken Dec. 25 of that year, and 
adminstration granted to the widow Elizabeth. She died June 
26, 1680, aged about 61. Her will, dated 10 June, probated 8 
July, 1680, bequeathed to daughters Elizabeth Blower, Martha 
Remington, and Haunah Ballard ; to the daughters of deceased 
daughter Jemimah Scill ; and gave the remainder to her son 
Andrew Belcher. 

Children of Andrew and Elizabeth (Danforth ) Belcher, " all 
baptized in Cambridge." 

1. Elizabeth Belcher, b. 17 Aug. 1640; d. Aug. 29, 1709; 
mar. March 31, 1668, Capt. Pyam Blowers, a mer- 
chant of Boston, freeman 22 March, 1689-90 ; died 
1709. Cliildren : 

(1) Thomas Blowers, b. and d. in 1669. 

(2) Samuel Blowers, b. and d. 1671. 

(3) Jouathan Blowers, b. Feb. 8, 1673. 

(4) Anna Blowers, b. 1674, d. 1676. 

(5) Elizabeth Blowers, b. 19 Aug. 1 675 ; d. 6 April, 

1714 ; mar. Rev. Thomas Symmes (II. C. 
1698) muiister of Boxford, later of Bradford. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. * 

(6) Anna Blowers, b. July 16, 1676. 

(7) Thomas Blowers, b. Aug. 1, 1677 (H. C. 1695) 

minister of Beverly; his son John hved at 
Boston and had son Sampson Salter Blowers 
(H. C. 1763) who studied law under Gov. 
Hutchinson; defended British soldiers en- 
ga<Ted in Boston Massacre in 1770; was a 
lovalist ; went to Halifax where he became 
legislator and chief justice of Supreme court ; 
d.°Oct. 25, 1842, aj 100 years, 7 mos. 

(8) Pvam Blowers, b. and d. 1679. 

(9) John Blowers, b. Oct. 22, 1680. 
(10) Andrew Blowers, b. and d. 1682. 

2. Jemima Belcher, b. April 5, 1642 d. 1675 ; m Dec. 5 
1660, Joseph Sill (or Scill), of Cambridge (b. about 
1635); he was son of John and Joanna, who came 
from Newcastle on Tyne, Eng., before May, 1638 
when he was made freeman of the colony; Joseph 
was distinguished for services in King Philip s war, 
especially at Groton, where he had command and at 
Dover, where he aided in the surprise of Indians at 
Maj. Waldron's. Rem. to Lyme, Conn. ; m. second 
wife. Children : 

(1) Andrew SHI, b. Feb. 5, 166o. 

(2) Joseph Sill, b. March, 1666. „' ^q^ 

(3) Jemima, b. Sept. 21, 1667; m. Dec, 2 1687, 
^ John Hall, of Medf ord : d. 12 Dec, 1/12 

(4) Elizabeth, b. Sept. 2, 1668 ; m. Nov. 18, 1685, 

Samuel Green ; d. in July, 1690. 

(5) Andrew Sm. (6) Thomas SiU. 

3. Martha Belcher, b. July 26 1644; d. July 16 1711 ; 
m 13 Julv, 1664, Jonathan, son of Jonathan and 
Elizabeth Remington, of Rowley and Roxbury b. 
about 1639, d. 21 April, 1700. He was a select- 
man, town derk, treasurer. Cliiklren of Jonathan 
and Martha (Belcher) Remington : 

(1) Martha Remington, b. 18 Feb. 1667; d. April, 

(2) Jonathan Remington, b. 18 March, d. AprU, 

1669. „„, ,-,. 

(3) Martha Remington, b. 28 Oct., 1674 ; m. Nic- 

holas Rowes (his third wife). 

(4) Jonathan Remington, b. 27 July, 1677; d. 2U 
^ ^ Sept., 1745 ; (H. C 1696) ; m. LucJ^ grand- 

dau. of Gov. Simon and Anne (Dualey) 
Bradstreet, b. 31 Oct., 1680, d. 18 April, 

t -Tip .qprrpp that drove from their homes the 
*Hewas the Judge -'^^^ .P^^^^rto d^ vitrpoet'^ ^^ Longfellow's 

unhappy refugees whose sad fate is torn ^wiuu ^ 
Evangeline. 



DANPORTH GENEALOGY. 

1743. He was judge of Middlesex Court C. 
P. 1729 ; judge of Probate 1731 ; member 
governor's council. Plis dau. Ann m. Hon. 
William Ellery of Newport, R. I. (H. C. 
1747); judge, assistant, dep. governor, one 
of the signers of the Declaration of Inde- 
pendence. Their dau. Elizabeth m. Hon. 
Francis Dana, whose descendants have been so 
eminent in literature, law, statesmanship 
and journalism; their dau. Lucy m. William 
Channing, and gave to the world that emi- 
nent preacher Rev. William Ellery Channing 
(H. C. 1798), i^astor, 1803-1840, Federal 
St. Church — now Arlington St. Church — 
Boston, in which is a marble tablet with elab- 
orate inscription to his memory ; one of the 
most prominent founders of American Uni- 
tarianism. 

(5) Samuel Remington, b. 1679, July 11 ; d. 1680. 

(6) Ann Remington, b. 30 Jan., 1681. 

(7) John Remington, d. April, 1689. 

(8) Sarah Bemington, b. 10 May, 1688. 

4. Mary Belcher, b. 19 Jan., 1646-7 ; d. 24 June, 1691. 

6. Andrew Belcher, Jr., b. 1 Jan., 1647-8 ; d. 31 Oct., 1717 ; 
married first, at Hartford, Conn., in July, 1670, 
Sarah, dau. of Jonathan Gilbert, marshall of that 
colony, b. 25 July, 1651, d. 26 Jan., 1689. He 
married second, widow Hannah ( Frary ) Walker, dau. 
of Theophilus and Hannah (Eliot) Frary, a deacon 
of the Old South Church of Boston. Andrew kept 
the tavern at Cambridge after the death of his parents ; 
rem. to Boston, and became one of the most opulent 
merchants ; member of committee of safety in the 
struggle against Andros ; captain ; assistant ; coun- 
cillor. Children : 

(1) Andrew Belcher, b. in Hartford, Conn., 12 

March, 1672 ; d. unm. 

(2) Sarah Belcher, b. in Charlestown, 1674; m. (1) 

Joseph Lynde; m. (2) William Foye. 

(3) Deborah Belcher, b. 1676; d. 1688. 

(4) Elizabeth Belcher, b. Cambridge 12 Jan., 1678 ; 

d. 21 May, 1736; m. 23 April, 1696, Daniel 
Oliver, of Boston, b. 28 Feb., 1664, d. 23 
July, 1732, son of Peter and Sarah (Newdi- 
gate) Oliver, and grandson of elder Thomas 
Oliver, who came to Boston in 1632 and was 
a very prominent man. 

(5) Mary Belcher; b. Charlestown, 7 March, 1680; 

d. 3 Feb., 1700 ; m. George Vaughan. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 9 

(6) Jonathan Belcher, b. Cambridge, 28 Jan., 1G82; 

d. Elizabethtown, N. J., 31 Aug., 1757; m. 
first, 4 Jan., 1706, Mary Partridge, who d. 
6 Oct., 1736; he m. second, 9 Sept., 1748, 
Mary Louise Amelia Teal, at Burlington, N. 
J. He was grad. H. C. 1699; merchant iu 
Boston some years ; agent for colony in Eng. 
1728 ; Gov. of Mass. and N. II., 1730 ; after- 
ward Gov. of New Jersey, and died tliere ; 
but, at his own request, was buried in Cam- 
bridge. His name was given to Belchertown, 
Mass., where he owned land. 

(7) Ann Belcher, b. Char., 30 March, 1684; m. 

Oliver Noyes, a Boston merchant, rep. to 
Gen. Court in 1719. 

(8) Martha Belcher, b. Char., 29 March, 1686; d. 

18 Feb. 1748 ; m. May, 1705, Anthony 
Stoddard. 

(9) Deborah Belcher, b. and d. 1689. 

6. Anna or Hannah Belcher, b. 1 Jan., 1649-50 ; m. 1 May, 
1678, Samuel Ballard, of Charlestowu, (his second 
wife) ; he was admitted freeman of the colony in 
1680; d. 12 Nov, 1708, a;. 70. 

ii. Mart (" Marie"), bapt. at Framlingham, Eng., 3 May, 1621. 

iii. Anna, bapt. at Framlingham, Eng., 3 Sept., 1622 ; m. about 1644, 
Matthew Bridge, of Cambridge; b. in Eng. about 1615 [Mi.] 
d. 28 Dec, 1700. He was a son of Dea. John Bridge, one of 
the founders of Cambridge ; was a resident of Cambridge till 
about 1668, when he removed to what is now Lexington, where 
he became a leading citizen. Memb. Artillery Co. 1643.* 
His wife sui-vived him and d. 2 Dec, 1704. 

Children of Matthew and Anna (Danforth) Bridge : 

1. John Bridge, b. 15 June, 1645 ; d. Boston, Sept. 1672 » 

unm. ; his father adm. on his estate. 

2. Ann Bridge, b. 1646 ; d. 28 Aug., 1727 ; m. first, 4 June, 

1668, Samuel Livermore, of Watertown, son of John 
and Grace L,, bapt. 15 Aug., 1641, d. 28 Dec, 1700. 

* A sintue (ideal) in bronze stands on the Common, Cambridge, the work of the able 
artist (French). This statue, and that of John Harvard, ou the Delta in Cambridge, 
also by French, were the gifts of Samuel James Bridge. 

Samuel James Bridge, in the fifth generation, was born at Boston 1 June, 1809 ; 
was a merchant in Boston ; appointed principal appraiser in the Custom House ; in 
1853 or 1854 he was made Appraiser General of the U. S., for the Pacific coast, residing 
in San Francisco. He did very valuable service for the government in this position ; 
by his fidelity and firmness he increased the revenues of his district and saved the 
government from fraud in several conspicuous instances. He was a most entertaining 
narrator and had a wide circle of friends. After his retirement he traveled extensively. 
He gave to the town of Dresden, Me. (whieh was his home in early childhood) a High 
School building; to the city of San Francisco a fund for honorary medals for public 
school children; to the city of Cambridge the ideal statue of his pioneer ancestor, 
John Bridge ; and to Harvard College the bronze statue of John Harvard, which is the 
rallying point of Class Day exercises. In 1880 he received the degree of A.M. 



10 DANrORTH GENEALOGY. 

His father conveyed to him by deed dated 10 March, 
1681, in recognition of his dutiful service, his home- 
stead, 31 acres, with 20 acres of woodland. Among 
their numerous descendants are many distinguished 
persons ; in later years Hon. Anson Burlingame, 
bold and brave, distinguished for his services to our 
country as member of the National House of Repre- 
sentatives and Minister to China; and for his great 
service to China in negotiating most important treaties 
as special ambassador of that government. He died 
at St. Petersburg, Feb. 23, 1870. Ann Bridge m. 
second, Oliver Wellington, who died 30 Aug., 1727, 
two days later than her own decease. 

3. Martha Bridge, b. 19(11)1648-9 ; d. 15(11)1649-50. 

4. Matthew Bridge, b. 5 May, 1650; d. 29 May, 1738; 

m, 1687, Abigail, dau. of Joseph and Mary (Belcher) 
Eussell of Cambridge, b. 12 May, 1668, d. 14 Dec. 
1722. Children : 

(1) Mary Bridge, b. 1688, m. first William Russell, 

second Samuel Whitman. 

(2) Ann Bridge, b. 12 Sept., 1691, m. Isaac Wat- 

son. 

(3) Matthew Bridge, b. 1 March, 1694; d. 25 

March, 1761 ; m. 22 March, 1720, Abigail, 
dau. of Nathaniel and Ann (Bernard) Bow- 
man. 

(4) Abigail Bridge, b. 1 April, 1696 ; m. 1730 Ben- 

jamin Whitney, of Marlboro. 

(5) Joseph Bridge, b. 8 July, 1698 ; d. 21 Nov., 

1778; m. 18 Nov., 1722, Abigail, dau. of 
Thomas and Sarah (Stone) Cutler. 

(6) John Bridge, b. 1 Sept., 1700 ; d. 7 May, 1776 ; 

m. first, 4 Jan., 1730, Ann Herrick, of Wen- 
bam ; m. second, 1732, Sarah, dau. of Joseph 
and Mary Tidd ; third, Mary Porter, of Wo- 
burn. Rev. Wm. Fred Bridge, of Foster, 0., 
H. U. 1846, compiler of the Genealogy of 
Bridge Family, is a scion of this branch. 

(7) Elizabeth Bridge, b. 30 Nov., 1703 ; d. unm., 

1750. 

(8) Samuel Bridge, b. 2 May, 1705; d. 3 June, 

1791 ; m. first, Susannah Read, who d. 16 
Jan., 1735; m. second, 27 April, 1738, 
Martha, dau. of Joseph and Phebe Bowman, 
b. 8 Sept., 1718; d. 10 June, 1773. A great 
grandson of this couple was the late Hon. 
Charles Devens, U. S. Attorney General, 
judge of Supreme Judicial Court of Mass,, 
&c., whose statue in bronze adorns the grounds 
of the State House, Boston. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. H 

(9) Martha Bridge, b. 20 Sept., 1707 ; d. Boston, 
20 April, 1754, uum. 

5. Samuel Bridge, b. 12 Feb., lGo2-3 ; d. 5 Feb., 1673. 

6. T/iotnas Bridge, b. 1 June, 1656; d. 28 March, 1673. 

7. Elizabeth Bridge, b. 17 Aug., 1659 ; m. first, 19 Jan., 

1678, Capt. iSenjamin Garfield, son of the first of the 
name in this country, F^dward Garfield of Water- 
town (probably child of his first wife Rebecca, and b. 
about 16-13). She was his second wife (the first hav- 
ing been Mehetabel Hawkins, by whom he had two 
sons, Benjaaiin and Benoni) ; he d. 28 Nov., 1717. 
Elizabeth (Bridge) Garfield m. second, Daniel Har- 
rington (his second wife). 

Children of Capt. Benjamin and Elizabeth (Bridge) 
Garfield : 

(1) Elizabeth Garfield, b. 30 June, 1679. 

(2) Lieut. Thomas Garfield, b. 12 Dec, 1680; d. 

at Weston, 4 Feb., 1752 ; m. Mercy Bigelow ; 
their oldest son Thomas was father of Solo- 
mon, the father of Thomas, the father of 
Abram, the father of James Abram Garfield, 
the distinguished statesman and martyr presi- 
dent of the United States. 

(3) Ann Garfield, b. 2 June, 1683 ; d. 3 Sept., 1737 ; 

m. 1703, Dea. Benj. Brown of Weston. 

(4) Abigail Garfield, b. 13 July, 1685. 

(5) Mehetabel Garfield, b. 7 Dec, 1687; m. 1715, 

Dea. John Jones. 

(6) Samuel Garfield, b. 3 Sept., 1690. 

(7) Mary Garfield, b. 2 Oct., 1695; d. 28 Nov., 

1717. 

2. iv. Thomas, bapt. at Framlingham, Eng., 20 Nov., 1623. 
V. Ltdia, bapt. at Framlingham, Eng., 24 May, 1625. 

On the records of Saybrook, Conn., there is a page devoted to 
each of the early settlers, containing a list of his lands and also his 
family record. One of these, Avhich seems to have been written by 
the proprietor, excepting its last item, relates to "William Beamon." 
We are not concerned particularly about his lands, of which he had 
a good share. But there is much interest in "the marig of will 
beamon" which is thus stated : 

. IX A/n n fi <y tlie 9th of desember in 

"mariedto ^^^ ^^/ttS"^ the yere 164 " 

[the edge of the page has worn off so that the last figure is gone]. 

Comparing the name of this bride with the other writing on the 
page one would naturally read it, Lidea dorford or dorsord. No 
one would think it danford, as it has been copied, were it not for 
two facts : first, that there is no name among the early settlers of 
New England which can be twisted into either of the forms I have 
stated ; second, on a page a little earlier in the book one finds an 
entry respecting the name " Danforth Clark." whose cattle-marks 
are among the interpolated entries of a frugal clerk a century later, 
1760-1770. Perhaps this entry led Hmman and others to interpret 



12 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

the bride's name " Danford." Lydia, eldest danj^hter of William 
and Lj'dia Beainon, m. (1) 3 Feb., 1667, Samuel lioyes; she m. (2) 
15 April, 1684, Alexander Pygara, " from Norwich in old England" 
[Norwich Conn, record], as his second wife (liis first wife was 
Judith, daughter of William Redfin, of N., formerly of Cambridge, 
Mass.). July 2, 1698, Andrew Belcher, of Boston (son of Andrew 
and Elizabeth (Danf orth) Belcher, of Cambridge, who had married 
Sarah Gilbert, of Hartford, Conn.) gave a receipt to Mr. Pygam, 
calling him "cozen," v/hich commonly meant nephew at that day. 
Lydia (Bearaon) (Boyes) Pygam died July 20, 1734; and the N. E. 
Weekly Journal, of Boston, in recording the event, said, " she was 
the first female child born in Saybrook ; her mother was a Dan- 
forth." [Adams Notes in Mass. Hist. Soc. Coll., 4th series, Vol. I.] 

Whence William Beamon came the records do not tell. He may 
be tlie person of that name who came from England to Boston in 
the Elizabeth, 15 April, 1627; resided in Salem in 1C37; testified 
in court 25 (5) 1644 to an account of R. Saltonstall; but is no more 
found iu Massachusetts records. We read in the Saybrook record : 
"Lydia Beamont, tlie wife of William Beamont, departed this life 
the"l6th day of August, 1686." "William Beamont dyed the 4tli 
of ffebruary, 1698-9." 

Children of William and Lydia Beamon : 

1. Lydia ("lidea") Beamon, born 9 March, 164[5]. 

2. Mary Beamon, born 12 Nov., 164[7] ; married at Saybrook, 3 

Jan., 1671, John Tully. 

3. Elizabeth Beamon, born 2 March, 164 [9]. 

4. Deborah Bearaon, boru 29 Nov., [1652]. 

6. Abigail Beamon,' boru 20 Feb., [1654]; and died at Saybrook, 
29 Sept., 1683. 

6. Samuel Beamon, born " the last day of ffebruary" [1656] ; re- 

ceived deed of one half his father's lands after attaining his 
majority. 

7. Rebekah Beamon, born "the 7th of September in the year" 

[1659] ; married at Saybrook, 17 Dec, 1684, John Clark, Jr. 
" Danf orth Clark" was a grandson of this couple and was bora 
about 1735. [C. H. P.] 

3. vi. Samuel, bapt, at Framlingham, Eng., 17 Oct., 1626. 

4. vii. Jonathan, bapt. at Framlingham, Eng., 2 March, 1627-8. 



DAN FORTH 

AMERICAN PEDIGREE 

1. Nicholas* 



2. Thomas^ 


3. 


1 

SamucP 
1 


4. Jonathan' 


5. John' 
1 




6. SamiieP 
1 


1 1 
7. Jonathan' 8. Samuel' 
i 1 


9. Thomas* 

10. Samuel* 


11. Ji'mes* ' ' 
12. Samuel* 

13. Thomas* 


14. Thomas* ' ' ' 19, Samuel* ' 

15. Jonathan* 20. Jonathan* 
16. Samuel* 
17. Jacob* 
18. John* 



10. .21. Samuel* ..55. Thomas* 



11.. 24. James 



25. Samuel 



12^ 



26. John 



27. Oliver 



28. Job 



.56. Asa 



■ 57. Thomas 
58. Samuel 



f59. John 
I 

I 60. Richard 
\^6l. Abiezer 



f 130. James^ 

131. Allen 

132. George 

133. John 

f 135, Thomas 
1 136. Charles 

f 138. Erastus 
J 139. Henry 
] 140. John 
l_141. KoyanV. 



J 63. 
(64. 



Nathaniel 
William 

Oliver C. 



( 65. Ozias 
.' 66. Job 
I 67. William 
[68. Walter R. 



.,143. 
f 147, 
1 148, 
..149, 

/151, 
1 152, 



Jarvis 
Levi F. 
Lemuel L. 
Ozias 

Charles 
Andrew J. 



f 261. James A.^ 
\ 262. William S. 

..263. Ephraim S. 



.265. Thomas S. 



267. Minot L. 

268. Daniel B. 

269. Henry G. 



f 270. Charles J. 
-('271. HenrvR. 
i 272. Geor?;e 
..272a. Oliver C. 



.449. William E.^ 



r450. Ge 
1451. Fr 



eorge H. 
ancis E. 



r 452. Virgil C. 
1 453. Embert W. 



..454. Eugene H. 



f 27 



\ 

.29. Elkanah ^ j 



69. Jonathan 

70. George W. 



.153. Henry T. 



1. James 



^72. Henry 



f 154. 
\ loo, 
( 156. 
\ 157. 
[lo8, 



Lewis 

Sylvester A, 
Alanson 
Lawton 
Benjamin F. 



273. Walter R. 

274. Charles J. 
4a. AndaleenM. 

('27 o, George W. . 
j 276. William H. 
I 277. Benjamin F. . 
(.278. Daniel C. 
..279. Charles L. 

..280. Charles A. 



..455. James H. 

..456. Eugene G. 

f 457. J. George 
t458. Lewis E. 



14 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 



73. Thomas« 

74. Joseph 



f 30. Thomas* ^ 



13^ 



31. Elijah 

32. Edward 
1 33. John 



f 35. Thomas 



14,} 



1,36. Elijah 



75. Edward 



76. Jonathan 



77. William 

78. Df^niel 

[79. Samuel 

f 80. Elijah 
81. Thomas 



82. Samuel -{ 



.159. Thomas' 
.160. Joseph 

161. Edward J. 

162. Isaac M. 

. 163. Jonathan 

164. William 

165. Josiah 

..166. Samuel 

f 167. Henry M. 
I 168. Appletou H. 

169. Kichard S. 



(281. Henry T.^ 
t 282. Walter W. 
f 284. John B. 
t 285. Fred. W. R. 
f 286. Edward M. 
I 287. Nicholas D. 
"J, 288. George H. 
1,289. James R. 

..290. Charles A. 



.291. John 



83. Asa 

1 84. Benjamin 
..86. Samuel 

f 87. Joseph 



88. John 



(-172. 
'■173. 



170. George P. 

tl71. AlmonH. 

George W. 

173. Asa H. 

C 174. Henry W. 
( 175. Hiram 
..176. John 

ri78. Joseph H. 
[l79. Thomas A. 



180. Stearns 



292. 

293, 

294, 

..295. 

..296. 
..297. 
/2ft8, 
\299, 
f 300. 
tsOL 



r302, 
\303. 
..304, 



Frederic L. 
Richard H. 
Edgar C. 
Isaac M. 

William A. 
Nathan B. 
Charles R. 
John S. 
Warren H. 
Frederic P. 



Aim on G. 
Henry R. 
Lysander B. 



..305. Samuel C. 



'- 181. Silas 

on rrx, r 182. Beniamin F. 

89. Thomas | ^gg^ j^^J^ 



r 184. Jonathan 



|-90. Jonathan ^ ^g^^^ Leonard 



,.306. 

f 307. 

308. 

J 309. 

310. 

311. 

312. 

313. 

I 314. 

r315. 

[316. 

.317. 

.318. 



James D. 
Thomas H. 
Charles F. 
"SVilliam M. 
George A. 
Edward W. 
Edwin S. 
Robert H. 
Albert H. 
Silas L. 
Milton E. 
Benjamin F. 
Charles H. 



..459. Henry D.' 
..460. Edward H 

..461. James R. 



f 462. Edward W. 
t 463. John H. 
..464. Frank L. 



f 465. Henry J. 
X 466. Almon G. 



.467. George C. 



.468. Henry F. 



["319. Jonathan 
! 320. Ebenezer 



15 



37. Jonathan - 



(,91. David 



I 185. David 
I 186. Luther 
1 187. Asa 

f 188. Eli 
1 189. Israel 

1 190. David 



321. 

322. 
r322a, 

322b 
( 322c, 

323. 
. 324. 
") 325. 
(_326. 
^327. 



James 
Calvin 
, Leonard 
. Albert G. 
Harvey B. 
Luther W. 
Albon J. 
Horace M. 
Stanley F. 
Isaac 
Charles 



329. Franklin 



.469. George M. 



f 470. Alfred H. 
1471. Charles 
..472. Samuels. 



..473. Albert L. 
.474. Harvey L. 



..475. Charles F. 
. .476. Frederic 
/ 477. George F. 
1 478. Edward F. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 



15 



j 191. Jonathan'' 
1^192, Isaac 



15< 



(92. Benjamin* ..192a. Aaron 

(193. Jonatha 
194. Benjam 
195. Francis 



92a. Jonathan 



J^ 38. Benjamin*' 



ri95a. Robert 

92b. Samuel <{ 195^. Cyrug 
[l95c. David 



93. Peter 



196. Daniel C. 



1^197. David 



f 198. Joseph 
j 199. Josiah 
r9i. Josiah ■<! 

39. Joseph \ 1^200. Asa 

^^94a. Joseph 



40. Samuel 



95. Thomas ^ 202. Thomas 



201. CjTus 



16. 



96. Asa 

97. John 



f330. 
j 331. 
] 332. 
1^333. 
f 333a, 
J 334. 
1 335. 
[336. 
f 336a 
\336b 
..336c. 



r337, 

J 338. 
> 339. 

(.340. 
..341. 
..342. 

r.343. 
j 344. 

\ 345. 

(.346. 

r347. 
j 348. 
1 349. 

1^350, 

..351. 
..352. 

f353. 

1 354. 
^ 355 

I 356 

1.357 



[204. Joel 

41. Thomas "5 r 206. Asa 

t207. Adams 

f 208. Thomas P. 
97a. Jonathan \ 
i.97b. Rufus [209. George 



42. Joha ..93. John 



. .211. John 



James H.^ 
George F. 
Isaac W. 
Charles H. 
, Aaron 
Charles 
George H. 
Joseph V. 
. Oramol 
. Jonathan 
, Eben T. 

Phinehas A. 

Nason 
Leander 
Pvobert A. 
Hiram 
Allen 
Isaac H. 
Elisha L. 
David 
Willard D. 

Bliss 

Samuel 

Hiram 



..480. Henry G.» 



.481. George H. 
.482. Joseph F. 



f 483. Phinehas A. 
\ 483 a. Augustus M. 



..484. George D. 

..485. Daniels. 
..486. DanaS. 



..487. Philander G. 



. , ,, f 488. Thomas C. 
Jeremiah M. | ^gg^^ j^^^-^ g. 



Joseph 
James 
William R. 
Joseph H. 
Francis A. 
John 
James 



.489. George D. 
.490. James, Jr. 

.491. Ola H. 



f 358. Cyrus 
J 359. Thomas 
"^ 360. George 

1.361. Franklin 

r362. Loring 

1 363. Elijah H. 
j 364. Thomas 
^ 365. Flavel 

j 366. Williston 

[^367. Joel 

f 368. Levi B. 
\ 369. Halsey J. 



f 370. Justin 



.492. Theodore T. 



\ 371. 
(.372. 
f 373. 
1374. 
f 375. 
\ 376. 
(377. 



Volney 
David B. 
Peter S. 
George E. 
John 

Nathaniel B 
Henry. 



f 493. AsahelB. 
^ 494. Van Ness G. 
[495. Willard J. 



f 495a. 
\ 495b, 



George L. 
Elliott 



. 495c. Charles H. 



16 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 



16 



f99. Joshua« ■{ 



f 212. Josiah^ 
I 213. Joseph 



43. Joshua* ■{ 



[214. John 



100. Benjamin ..215. Benjamin 



'101. Joshua / 



216. Joshua N. 

217. Samuel A. 



44. Jonathan^ 



f 45. William 
46. Jacob 



17 



47. David 



102. Jonathan < 



103. Coowie 



r218. David J. 

219. Jonathan R. 

220. lienvv K. 

221. William 

222. E. Porter 



1^104. Keyes 

..105. William W. 
f 106. Jacob 
1 107. Jesse 



108. David 



48. Timothy 



Charles 
George 
Keyes, Jr. 



226. Jesse 

227. Timothy 



< 



110. William 



111. Asa 



112. Jacob 
L113. John 



f 232. Simeon 



1^233. William 



( 234. David 
1235. George 



■378. 
379. 



Joseph* 
Aaron F. 



.380. George A. 



(381. 
382. 
383. 

('384. 
I 385. 
^ 386. 
1 387. 
1^388. 



Joshua 
Stephen A. 
Hawes A. 

John M. 
Stillman A. 
Benjamin L. 
Amos B. 
Stephen B. 



..496. Aaron P.» 
("497. Joseph A. 
\498. George E. 



f 389. Joshua N. 
t 390. Cornelius D. 

i391. Douglas A. 
392. George 
393. William 
..394. Henry 
..395. James H. 
..396. Nelson 



f500. Henry P. 
^501. Byron W. 
[502. Lewis J. 



f 504. Charles W. 

397 Roderick F J ^°^- Montgomery 
..6J1. KoaericKJ?. ^ ^^^^ Roderick F. 

1^507. JohnB. 



.398. Bushnell 



f 399. Timothy S. 
400. William N. 



228. Benjamin P. 
1,228a. David 
f 229. Solomon 



109. Solomon •{ 230. Simeon C 



231. Rufus 



401. Joel C. 
^401a. Charles P. 
..402. Benjamin F. 
(403. David 
} 404. Benjamin P. 
( 405. Andrew J. 
..406. JohnN. 
f407. Charles C. 

I 408. Daniel O. 

■{ 409. Solomon 
I 410. Vespasian 
I 411. Simeon C. 
1^412. Rufus E. 

f 413. Jacob I. 
t413a. Calvin H. 

..414. Daniel W. 

f 415. Edwin. 
1 416. Edward T. 
) 417. Alonzo 
1,418. William 

f419. Lewis E. 
1 420. Alonzo H. 
■j 421. David 
1,422. Jacob 



, .507a. Jesse C. 
^508. Alfred W. 
! 509. Frank W. 
'.510. Charles C. 
..511. Charles B. 



,.513. Charles H. 
r 514. John M. 
1,515. George E. 



..516. Clarence 

f518. Daniel W. 
1519. Williams. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 



17 



49. James* 

50. Samuel ..114. Samuel* 



235. Octa^ 
237. Mollis 

.238. Daniel 



i'116. Samuel 
117. James 



IH 



239. Jonathan 

240. Reuben 

241. Oliver 

242. Elias 
f 243. Nicholas 
' 244. Simon 

51. Nicholas ^ 118. Isaac ^ 245. Aaron T. 

^^246. Jacob 



{; 



119. Jacob 

120. Joseph 

121. Francis 



f 122. Samuel 
,„ X xi. I 123. Lyman 
1-52. Jonathan^ ^24. Cyrus 

1^125. James 



f 247. James 
(248. Jacob 
f 249. Azel W. 
\ 250. Henry 



.251. Challen 



f 252. William 



126. William ^ 



20.. 53. William i 



127. Isaac 



f423. Albert^ 
J 424. Alfred 
] 425. Walter 
[426. Andrew 
. .427. George A. 

f428. Abrara 
\429. Myron 



..430. HiiamD. 



..431. James II. 



.520. George UJ 



^_253. Jonathan 

f 254. Isaac E. 

255. Joseph B. 

256. Albert H. 
l_256a. Samuel P. 

100 T *v /257. Isaac W. 

128. Jonathan < 

^ 258. Hosley 

,„^ o 1 f 259. Arc 

129. Samuel < 

•^ 260. Isaac C. 



f 521. LoomisLeG. 
\522. Floyd La M. 



f432. Sylvester 



(524. Joseph P. 
525. William V. 
526. David J. 



■\ 433. William B. 

1^434. Jonathan F. ..527. Clarence A. 

j 435. William 

\436. QuincyA. 

{437. Joseph B. 
438. Charles E. 
439. WDUam C. 
j 440. Isaac N. 
\441. Charles B. 
..441a. Samuel P. 
( 442. Albert H. 
\ 443. William H. 
..444. LorristonF. 
J 445. Robert S. 
\ 446. Horace P. 
..447. Albert P. 



SECOND GE'N^ERATION. 



2. 

Thomas, eldest son of Nicholas Danforth, the immigrant, bapt. 
at Framlingham, Eng., 20 Nov., 1623, came to New England with 
his father in 1634 and made his home at Cambridge. He was ad- 
mitted freeman of the colony 10 May, 1643; married 23 (12) 
1643, or, as we should say, 23 February, 1643-4, Mary, daughter of 
ruling elder Henry Withington, of Dorchester, born in England, 
admitted to the church of Dorchester 28(12)1641. He was called 
"planter" in a deed of land in 1654, wherein he conveyed to Eich- 
ard French land, house, etc., inherited from his father, Nicholas 
Danforth. Was appointed recorder of deeds for Middlesex county 
at its organization in 1652, and continued in office till 1686 ; treas- 
urer of Harvard College from 1650 to 1669, and steward from that 
date till 16*^2. Elected deputy or representative to the General 
Court in 1657, he was chosen "assistant" or magistrate in 1 659 and 
remained in that position until he became deputy governor in 1679. 
The Andros chapter of Massachusetts history interrupted his admin- 
istration, but again in 1689 he was deputy governor, and continued 
till 1692. Meantime he had borne important parts in the afRxii's 
of Maine; was appointed president of that district, 4 Feb., 1680, 
and in "the summer following, attended by 60 soldiers, sailed for 
Casco Bay and assumed his charge." He was discharged from the 
office by Dudley and his counselors, May 29, 1686. He took a lead- 
ing part in that very important body, the Commissioners of New 
England. He also served the town of his residence long years as a 
selectman and town clerk. He took his seat as one of the judges 
of the Superior Court* which had to consider the perplexing cases 
of persons accused of witchcraft, in 1692; "had a chief hand in 
putting an end to the troubles under which the country groaned ; 
of the 56 indictments true bills were found against 26, and 3 only 
were found guilty ; these were liberated by Gov. Sir AVilliam 
Pliipps ; and so the delusion came to an end." Gov. Danforth was 
a man of wealth ; lived on what is now called Kh'kland street, 
Cambridge ; that part of the college grounds formerly known as the 

* lu session at Cambridge. 




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4..«"^ ^ 



i 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 19 

Foxcroft estate was a portion of his land. He also possessed a tract 
of ten thousand acres at Framingham, which was first called " Dan- 
forth's Farms." 

His wife died 26 March, 1697. He died 5 Nov., 1699, leaving 
a will, an abstract of which is here appended. 

The will of Mr. Thomas Danforth, made 1 Sept., 1699, probated 
16 Nov., 1699, is on file at Cambridge. He bequeathed his estate 
to his son-in-law Mr. Joseph Whiteing, pastor of the church at 
South Hampton on Long Island ; to kinsman Mr. John Danforth, 
pastor of the church at Dorchester, and his brother Mr. Samuel 
Danforth, pastor of the church at "Tanton" ; negro man Phillip 
ffeild to serve Mr. Foxcroft 4 years, and then be " a free man " "and 
have ten pounds in money and 40 acres of land at Cambridge ffarmes ; 
at his death, if he leave no lawful issue the land to go toffrancis 
fFoxcroft ; grand children Thomas Phipps and John Whiteing ; Solo- 
mon Phipps to provide for his lame sister Mary ; to brother Jona- 
than Danforth ; to servant Benjamin Bohow ; specifies deeds of gift 
he intends to make to Daniel and Thomas fFoxcroft ; to the College 
3 tenements at Framingham ; to the grammar school at Cambridge ; 
to Dea. James Trowbridge. Grandsons Daniel Champney and 
Samuel Sparhawke, executors ; friends Capt. Andrew Belcher and 
Dea. James Trovrbridge, overseers. [Original not on file ; copy in 
Lib. X, p. 7.] 

The Inventory of the Goods etc., of Thomas Danforth, Esquire, 
late of Cambridge, was taken 14 Nov., 1699, by Maj. Thomas 
Oliver, John Oldham and Josiah Parker. It appears to be in the 
handwriting of Francis Foxcroft, who " exhibited " it in court. The 
household goods were to be divided to the 21 persons who survived 
him as children and grandchildren ; they are specified by Mr. Fox- 
croft thus: "Sister Phipps" for herself and her children "Thomas, 
Jonathan and four daughters ; Mr. Sparhawk for two ; Mr. Champ- 
ney for three ; Sol Phipps for one ; Sam Phipps for one ; John 
Whiteing for one; ff. fFoxcroft, six." 
Children : 

i. Sarah^, b. 16(2)1645 ; d. 29(8)1645. 

ii. Sarah, b. 11(9)1646; d. 1723; married Eev. Joseph Whiting, 
of Lynn, afterwards of Southampton, Long Island, son of the 
Eev. Samuel Whiting, formerly of Skirbeck, near Boston, Eug., 
second minister of Lynn, and of his wife, Elizabeth St. John, 
dau. of Right Hon. Oliver and Mrs. Sarah (Bulkley) St. John, 
of Bedfordshire, Eng. [See Pioneers of Mass.] 

Children of Rev. Joseph and Sarah ( Danforth) Whiting : 

1. Samuel Whiting, b. 3 July, 1674, 

2. Joseph Whiting, b. and d. 1675. 

3. Joseph Whiting, b. and d. 1677, 



20 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

i 

4. Thomas Whiting, b. and d. 1678. 

5. Joseph Whiting, b. and d. 1681. 

6. John Whiting, b. 20 Jan., 1682; d. 4 May, 1752 ; m. 

Mary, dau. of Rev. John Cotton ; grandson William 
Whiting, Esq (1813-1873).* 

iii. Mary, b. and d. in (2) April, 1649. 

iy, Mary, b. 28(5)1650; m. Solomon Phipps, Jr., of Charlestown, 
b. about 1649, son of Solomon Phipps, carpenter, and Eliza- 
beth, his wife, early residents and chui'ch members of Char. 
He m. first, Hannah Packard, who d. 1 Feb., 1668. Joined 
the church with second wife, Mary, 3 April, 1670; freeman 
11 May, 1671. He was clerk of courts, representative, etc. ; 
d. 1701 ; the widow was living in 1725. 

Children of Solomon and Mary (Danforth) Phipps : 

1. Solomon Phipps, b. 15 Jan., 1669 ; d. same month. 

2. Mary Phipps, b. 29 Jan., 1670 ; d. 1721 ; m. John 

Walker. 

3. Bethiah Phipps, b. 3 July, 1671 ; m. 2 April, 1702, 

Daniel, son of Daniel and Dorcas Bridge Champney. 

4. Samuel Phipps, b. 1674. 

5. Solomon Phipps, b. 10 Jan., 1675 ; bapt. 10 Feb., 1675 ; 

m. Sarah Nowell. 

6. Thomas Phipps, b. Char., 22 Nov., 1676 ; (H. C. 1695); 

d. 1738; m. 4 May, 1699, Eleanor Cutts, of Ports- 
mouth, N. H. Children : 

(1) Eleanor Phipps, b. 11 Aug., 1701. 

(2) Mary Phipps, b. 7 Sept., 1703. 

(3) Danforth Phipps, b. 1711; m. Elizabeth, dau- 

of John and Elizabeth Skillins, of Black 
Point, Scarboro, Me. A descendant. Miss 
Elizabeth Berry Blackstone, of Bangor, Me., 
has been helpfid in gathering records of this 
branch. Prof. William Phipps Blake (b. 
New York, 1826) also of this line, 

7. Mizabeth Phipps, b. 1681, d. 1682. 

8. Jonathan Phipps, b. and d. 1683. 

9. Mizabeth Phipps, b. 2 Jan., 1683-4; m. 1705, Hopestill 

Foster. 
10. Jonathan Phipps, lo. 20 Dec, 1685; mariner; admin, 
of estate by bro. Solomon 10 Dec, 1705. 

« William Whiting (H. U., A.B. 1833; A.M. 1854; LL.B, 1838; LL.D. Colby, 1872; 
president of the N. E. Hist. Genealogical Society 1853-1858, and a member of many 
other societies; practised law in Boston. Wrote in 1861 a treatise on War Powers 
under the Constitution, which passed through forty-three editions in eight years. 
President Lincoln called him to Washington as an advisor in 1862 ; in 1863 Congress 
created the office of Solicitor of the War Department, to which Mr. Whiting was at 
once appointed. Perhaps he did more than any other individual to make clear the 
great legal principles involved in the relations of the federal government with States 
in rebellion. He relinquished a very profitable law practice for a long period and de- 
clined all payment for services rendered the government during the war, content that 
if his counsel at such a time was of any value, the country should remain his debtor. 
A splendid example ! He was elected to the forty-third Congress, but died before it met. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGT. 21 

11. SiiraJi Phipps, h. 13 March, 1687-8; m. (1) Caleb 

Gardner, Jr., (2) John Winchester. 

12. Abi el Phipps, bapt. 11 June, 1690; m. Caleb Gardner, 

the elder. 

V. Samuel, b. 5(8)1652. 

vi. Thomas, b. by one record 6(10) by another 16 Dec, 1654; was 

killed in the Swamp fight in the Narragansett war, Dec. 19, 

1675. 

vii. Jonathan, b. in the last month of 1656 ; d. in the second month 
of 1657. 

viii. Jonathan, b. 10 Feb., bapt. 13, 1658; H. C. 1679; d. of con- 
sumption 13 Nov., 1682. 

ix. JosKPH, b. 18 Sept., bapt. 22, 1661 ; d. 2 Oct., 1663. 

X. Benjamin, b. 20 May, bapt. 26, d. 23 Aug., 1663. * 

xi. Elizabeth, b. 17 Feb., 1365 ; d. 4 July, 1721 ; m. 3 Oct., 1682, 
Francis F'oxcroft. 

Francis Foxcroft is said, on the authority of , to have 

been son of Daniel Foxcroft, mayor of Leeds, Eng., and born 
there 13 Nov., 1657. He came to Cambridge, Mass., before 
1682, the date of his marriage. He resided in Boston at the 
time of the birth of his dau. Martha, in 1688, certainly, and 
was still there at the birth of Samuel in 1700. Meantime he 
comes into public records only in the way of discharging a 
mortgage for Ciiarles Lidgett, of Boston, for whom he acted as 
attorney, 27 Jan., 1692-3. [Suff. Deeds, XI, 326]. After the 
death of his wife's father he purchased the rights of the other 
heirs in the Danforth homestead and resided there. He is men- 
tioned in Proprietors' Records of Cambridge, first in 1704, and 
thence forward "Col. Francis Foxcroft," and "Francis Fox- 
croft, Esquire " occur frequently. He was a man of wealth 
and energy ; justice of the peace under Andros, and bore heavy 
obloquy at his fall, being imprisoned as an upholder of a bad 
ruler. But he was afterward made judge of the Court of Com- 
mon Pleas and of Probate, and had large influence. "Greatly 
extolled as a man and Christian." 

Children of Francis and Elizabeth (Danforth) Foxcroft : 

1. Elizabeth Foxcroft, b. date unknown, m. 15 May, 1701, 

Christopher Bridge. 

2. Daniel Foxcroft, b. about 1686, register of Probate 

1710-1714 ; served in the expedition against Canada 
1711 ; rem. about 1723 to Yorkshire, Eng., and about 
1730 to Plaistow, Sussex, Eng., where he died unm. 
1741. His bro. Francis admin, on his estate. 

3. Martha Foxcroft, b. in Boston, 26 March, 1688.; d. 14 

April, 1736; m. 28 June, 1716, Benjamin Gerrish, of 
Boston. 

4. Francis Foxcroft, Jr., b. 26 Jan., 1694; H. C. 1712 ; 

m. 5 Nov., 1722 (by Hev. Thomas Foxcroft) Mehe- 
tabel Coney, dau. of John and Mary (Clark) Couey, 



22 DANTORTH GENEALOGY. 

of Boston, bapt. 16 Jan., 1698 ; merchant; register of 
Probate, Middlesex co. 12 years ; reg. of Deeds 45 
years ; first justice of Court of Sessions 27 years. He 
d. 28 March, 1768. Children: 

(1) Mehitabel Foxcroft, b. 19 Aug., 1723. 

(2) Francis Foxcroft, b. 11 Aug.,l725 ; d. 1732. 

(3) Daniel Foxcroft, b. 11 April, 1726 ; H. C. 1746 ; 

d. 3 Jan., 1756, unm. 

(4) Elizabeth Foxcroft, b. 27 March, 1729 ; d. 6 

April, 1757 ; m. (Int. Boston 13 Dec, 1749) 
Benjamin Brandon. 

(5) Thomas Foxcroft, b. 18 Jan., 1731 ; d. 1785. 

(6) Martha Foxcroft, b. 29 Jan., 1733; d. 1736. 

(7) Francis Foxcroft, b. 15 June, 1735 ; d. 24 May, 

1736. 

(8) George Foxcroft, b. 31 May, 1736 ; d. 1739. 

(9) Katharine Foxcroft, b. 20 April, 1737 ; d. 1738. 

(10) >Villiam Foxcroft, b. 10 April, 1738, d. 1740. 

(11) Layton Foxcroft, b. 10 March, 1739 ; d. 11 

April, 1755. 

(12) John Foxcroft, b. 26 March, 1740 ; d. 23 Dec, 

1802; H. C. 1758; no children; m. Sarah 
Whitworth ; she d. 2 July, 1800, 03. 53. 

(13) George Foxcroft, b. 4 July, 1741 ; d. 1 May, 

1748. 

(14) Phebe Foxcroft, b. 12 Aug., 1743; d. 1812; 

m. Hon. Samixel Phillips, Jr. Mr. Phillips, 
born 7 Feb., 1752, graduated from Harvard 
College in 1771, honored with the degree of 
LL.D., in 1793, was a member of the Prov- 
incial Congress; a state senator after the 
Revolution ; judge of the Court of Common 
Pleas, and a man of extensive business in- 
terests. But the greatest achievement of his 
life was the planning and founding of Phil- 
lips Academy in his native town of Andover, 
in which he had the (secondary) cooperation 
of his father and his uncle John, the latter 
being founder of Phillips Academy at Exe- 
ter, N. H. His widow and son gave Phillips 
Hall and other gifts to Andover Theolosfical 
Seminary. Their daughter Mary Ann Phil- 
lips was the mother of the eminent Rev. 
Phillips Brooks, D.D., Bishop of Mass. 

(15) Francis Foxcroft, b. 15 Nov., 1744; d. 1814. 

5. T/iomas Foxcroft, b. 26 Feb., 1696; d. 16 June, 1769; 
H. C. 1714 ; ordained colleague pastor of First church, 
Boston, 2717; eminent for scholarship. He m. 9 
March, 1718-9, Anna, dan. of John Cony, goldsmith, 



DAKFORTH GENEALOGiT. 23 

b. 23 Jan., 1696; eulogized at her funeral by Rev. 
Dr. Chauncy. Children : 

(1) Thomas Foxcroft, b. 3 Jan., 1719. 

(2) Elizabeth Foxcroft, b. 22 Sept., 1721. 

(3) Mary Foxcroft, b. 4 Sept., 1724. 

(4) Martha Foxcroft, b. 5 Aug., 1726. 
(o) Sarah Foxcroft, b. 13 May, 1728. 
(6; Abigail Foxcroft, b. 29 Sept., 1730. 

(7) Thomas Foxcroft, b. 31 May, L732. 

(8) Kalherine Foxcroft, b. 21 jidy, 1734. 

(9) Samuel Foxcroft, b. about 1735; H. C. 1754; 

died at N. Gloucester, Me., 2 March, 1807. 
(10) Anna Foxcroft, m. Eev. Daniel Rogers, of 
Exeter, N. H. 
" Rev. Daniel Rogers of Exeter, and Mrs. Anna 
Foxcroft " filed their Intention of marriage 
in Boston, 28 Sept., 1748. 
6. Samuel Foxcroft, b. in Boston, " of Francis and Eliza- 
beth," 5 June, 1700. 

xii.* Bethia, bapt. 16 June, 1667 ; d. 21 Sept., 1668. 

3. 

Eev. Samuel, second son of Nicholas Danforth, the immigrant, 
was baptized at Framlingham, Eng., Oct. 17, 1626; came to Cam- 
bridge with his father in 1632 ; was a member of the second class 
graduated from Harvard College, that of 1643. According to 
Cotton Mather (see quotation in the article on his father), he was 
destined for the ministry in accordance with the expressed desire of 
his mother, who died when he was but three years old. The same 
authority gives us the interesting piece of history that he was brought 
up under the special care of the Cambridge minister, Rev. Thomas 
Shepard. He was particularly distinguished for the fervor of his 
piety, and the pui'ity of his life. He was ordained assistant to the 
noble "Apostle to the Indians," Rev. John Eliot, of Roxbury, 
24 Sept., 1650, and continued in office there till his death, 19 Xov., 
1674. Of his death his venerable senior pastor wrote: "1674, 12 
(9) My bro. Danforth dyed in the Lord. It pleased the Lord 
to brighten his passage to glory. He greatly increased in the 
power of his ministry, especially the last summer. He cordially 
joined w*'^ me in maintaining the peace of the church. AVe con- 
sulted about beautifying the house of God w*^ ruling elders, and to 
order the congregation into the primitive way of Collections." He 
adds that his funeral was "celebrated w'^ a great confluence." 

* Beside these children of Thomas* Danforth recorded at Cambridge, mention must 
be made of two entries at Dorchester. " Mehitophel the Daiighter of Thomas Dam- 
for' Died 18 of (8 mo.) 1663 " ; and " John, son of Thomas Damfort was born in Dor- 
chester, the 20 of the (8 mo.) 1664." These on investigation prove to be the clerk's 
careless spellings of Davenpoi't, as baptismal records attest. 



24 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

In the regular records of deaths the cause of death is called " putrid 
fever." * 

Mr. Danforth was an astronomer, and made almanacs, some of 
which were extant in the days of the historian Farmer, who says 
he had seen them. In the church records he made quite a 
complete journal of notable events which came under his notice ; 
among the items the following attest to his scientific habit : 

" 1652, 9"% 10™. There appeared a comet in the heaven in 
Orion, which continued its course toward the zenith for y® space of 
a fortnight, till Mr. Cotton's death." "1672.12, 6"^. A great 
eclipse of y® sun, w^*^ at y® eastward was total and central, inasmuch 
that y® stars appeared about y'^ Sun." 

Rev. Samuel Danforth bought the following tracts of land. The 
first he purchased from Anthony Stoddard, of Boston, and Chris- 
tian, his wife, widow of Capt. Joseph Weld, of Roxbury ; it is thus 
described : " One Messuage or Tennem* Scittuate Lying and being 
within the Lymitts of the above named Towne Conteyneing one 
dwelling house barne and out houses with Garden and Orchard, and 
about two Acc*"^ of Land, more or lesse on the west Syde thereof, and 
is bounded with m"" Isacke Heath on the South, m"" Edward Denison 
on the north and Thomas Lambe on the West, Also fifteene Ace" of 
Marsh and upland, being bounded with m"^ Thomas Weld on the 
West the high way Leading to gravelly point on the East Thomas 
Lambe South, and upon the Marshes of John Polly and John Wat- 
son North." 

The second tract he purchased of Rev. John Allen, pastor of the 
church of Dedham, and Katherine, his wife, widow of Samuel Hag- 
journe, for forty five pounds. " All that part and parcell of Land 
Lying & being within the bounds of Roxberry aforesaid, being part 
of the home lott of the above mentioned Samuell Hagborne deceased, 
by Estimacon about Seven Accors more or lesse, and is part thereof 
Swampy Meadow and part thereof upland, & bounded by the high 
way annent Roxberry burying place on the East, and the Land 
Sometime appertaineing unto Leiu' Joshua Hewes on the west the 
high way, & Henry ffarneham on the North, and the Land of Dea- 
con William Parkes on the South." 

' The third he bought of Heniy Farnam who had bought it of Mr. 
Hagbourne's son. — His " orchard yards & Gardens in Roxbury . 

, on Avhich an Auncient dwelling house & barne Stood v/'^^ was lately 

I Consumed by fier since It Came into the possession of the said farnara 
all which Said orchard yards & Garden being an acre of Ground 

\ more or lesse is bounded w"^ the Ground of the said Samuell Dan- 

r *His remains were deposited in the tomb of Governor Dudley in the old cemetery, 
corner of Washington and Eustis Streets, Roxburj^, the parish tomb not having then 
been built. His children were laid in graves in same cemetery, their gravestones still 

, to be seen (1901). 



bANFORtH GENEALOGY. 25 

forth on the East & South and with the Country high way North 
& west." [Suff. Deeds III, pp. 106, 303 and 317.] 

He married 5 Nov. 1651, Mary, daughter of Rev. John Wilson, 
pastor of the First church of Boston, and of his wife EHzabeth, dau. 
of Sir John Mansfield ; she was born in Boston, 12th and bapt. 
13th of Sept. 1633; received to the church by her father 19 (9) 
1648. 

"The last Will & Testament of Samuel Danforth, Pastor of the 
church of Christ, of Roxbury, aged ab' 48 years," is on file in Bos- 
ton, clearly written by the good man. He bequeaths his whole 
estate to his v/ife for her maintenance and the support and educa- 
tion of his children during their minority ; books to sons John and 
Samuel, except such as Vv^ife owns or may select ; to maid Hannah 
Dearing and to Sarah Parker ; conditional bequest to brother Mr. 
John Wilson and kinsman Samuel Danforth, son of brother Thomas; 
wife executrix ; Joseph Dudley and Thomas Weld with his two 
brothers, overseers. " 19.4. 74," probated upon the testimony of 
the witnesses, Thomas Danforth and John Wilson, although not 
signed "Xber. 24, 1674," i. e., December 24, 1674. 

The widow married second (date not found) Mr. Joseph Rock, 
of Boston. In a deed of land which had belonged to her father, 
Rev. John Wilson, dated 3 Oct., 1693, to her son, Rev. John 
Danforth, of Dorchester, she refers to a " Quadripartite Indenture," 
between herself, her husband, Mr. Rock, and her sons and daugh- 
ters, on the subject of lands, etc., the date of which was 20 Nov., 
1689. [Suflf. Deeds, XVI., 251] . She died 13 Sept. 1731. 

Children : 

i. Samuel,^ ''Borne Moneth 11, day 14, 1652, about 9 o'clock at 
night and baptised at Boston upon y® Sabbath following, which 
was y*^ 16 day of January " ; died "■' moneth 5, day 22." 

ii. Mary, borne " y® 24 day of May, 1654 ; baptised moneth S'\ day 
28." 

iii. Elizabeth, "was borne moneth 5, day 13, 1656, being y® Sab- 
bath day, about 6 at night & was baptized y"^ Lords day fol- 
lowing, viz., y® 20'^'^ of July." 

iv. Sarah, " borne y*^ 30'^ of 8"'. 1658, about 4 in y® morning; bap- 
tized moneth 9, day 7." 

These three children died in the tenth month [Dec] of the 
year 1659, ''in y** faith," says the recorder. 

5. V. John, borne " 8*^ day moneth 9*^, about 5 at night ; baptized 
day 11." 
vi. Mary, " borne y® 13 day moneth 1, 1662-3, about 5 at night; 
baptized day 15." She married 4 .Ivme, 1683, Edward Brom- 
field, of Boston ; b. 10 Jan. 1649 ; died 7 June, 1734. 

From this couple an honorable posterity sprang, both in the 
Bromfield name and tlirough the dauojhters. One of the most 



26 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

eminent of the descendants of Nicholas Danforth through this 
line was Hon. Josiah Quincy, Jr., born 4 Feb., 1772, died in 
1864 (son of the distinguished pre-Revolutionary patriot, Josiah 
Quincy, by his wife, Abigail, daughter of Hon. William and 
Abigail (Bromfield) Phillips). He was a member of Congress 
early in the century and a leading advocate in that body and 
everywhere of the abolition of slavery and the amelioration of 
the condition of all oppressed and degraded. H. C, 1790. 
Mayor of Boston, 1823-29. President of Harvard University, 
1829-45. It is the belief of the writer that the town and city 
of Boston owed more to him than to any other man that has 
lived in it. His statue in bronze stands in front of the City 
Hall. 

Children of Edward and Mary (Danforth) Bromfield: 

1. Edward Bromfield, b. 7 May, 1686. 

2. Mary BromfAd, b. 27 Aug., 1687. 

3. Mary Bromfield, b. 2 June, 1689. 

4. TJiomas Bromfield, b. 2 Sept., 1690. 

5. Sarah Bromfield, b. 11 Oct., 1692. 

6. Frances Bromfield, b. 8 June, 1694; m. 13 April, 1715, 

Rev. John Webb, pastor of the New North church. 

7. Edward Bromfield, b. 5 Nov., 1695 ; d. 10 April, 1756 ; 

m. 21 Feb., 1722, Abigail Coney, and had ten chil- 
dren. 

8. Thomas Bromfield, b. 25 July, 1698. 

9. Henry Bromfield, b. 13 March, 1700. 

vii. Elizabeth, born " about 9 in y® morning, and baptised on y^ 
Lord's day following, moneth 12, day 9, 1664-5. She died 
" of a putrid fever & was buried on y^ 28 day of 8'^'"', 1672." 
6. viii. Samuel, "born y^ 18 day of y"' 10 month, 1666, about 1 in y^ 
morning, and baptised the 30*'^ of 10 m." 

ix. Sarah, "born y« 21 of 12'", 1669-1670; baptized moneth 12, 
day 27." 

X. Thomas, born " on y® 3*^ day of 2'", 1672, being Weddensday in y® 
evening ; baptized the seventh and died about noon on y*^ 13'^." 

xi. Elizabeth, " born on y® 16*^ day, moneth 8, 1673, being y« 5"^ 
day of y*^ week, about 11 o'clock in y^ morning." She "died 
on y® 30*"^ day, being a fortnight old, on y® b^^ day of y® week 
about 3 in y® afternoon." 

xii. Abiel, "bom after her father's decease, Moneth 11, day 31^ 
1674 " ; married in Boston April 12, 1694, Thomas Fitch. 
Children of Thomas and Abiel ( Danforth) Fitch : 

1. Mary Fitch; d. 11 May, 1695. 

2. Thomas Fitch, b. 21 Sept., 1697. 

3. Samuel Fitch, b. 31 Aug. 1703. 

4. Martha Fitch, b. 25 Sept., 1704. 

5. Mary Fitch, b. 28 Oct., 1706. 

6. John Fitch, b. 19 Oct. 1709. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGT. 27 

4. 

Captain Jonathan% youngest eon of Mr. Nicholas Danforth, 
the immigrant, was born in Framlingham, England, baptized March 
2, 1627-8. As a child he came with his father and brothers and 
sisters to Cambridge and was there brought up. When he reached 
manhood the community was stirred with the plans for building up 
a new town, Billerica, whose lands were chiefly owned by Cam- 
bridge people. At a very early stage of the movement he seems to 
have become interested in it, and he gave to the enterprise his best 
planning and executive ability. The house he built and occupied 
was extant till 1878. See picture. 

He was selectman, town clerk, representative, captain of the mili- 
tia company. He became a land surveyor and laid out farms, 
towns, highways ; was called to do this service to several other 
towns and counties ; transacted a lai'ge amount of business in town 
and state. " His descriptions fill 200 pages, in his clear, handsome 
writing in the Billerica volume of Land Grants." [Hazen]. 
A. iLP> 4\ ^-^P c^ "aged 82 years" made his will 

ff&njmmiX^^JOitlfi'^iSV 4 23 April, 1712, signing it in 

definite though trembling let- 
ters ; it was probated 27 Oct. ,1712. In it he bequeathed to his wife 
Esther and his seven children, giving a double portion, according to 
the custom of the day, to the eldest son ; something to his grand- 
children, Mary Parker and Samuel Danforth, who lived with him. 
Sons Jonathan and Samuel and son-in-law Oliver Whiting, execu- 
tors. An agreement was made between his heirs, 1 Jan., 1713, 
signed by Oliver and Anna Whiting, William and Sarah French, 
Thomas Danforth, administrator, Mary Parker, Simeon and Eliza- 
beth Hayward, and Edward Wright. A list of the lands he deeded 
to his children during his life, with a valuation of the same, is in 
the probate papers. In the inventory of his estate he is called 
"Captain Jonathan Danforth, Gent'"." 

Many of his plots are preserved in the State Archives. 

He married first, in Boston, "22'^'J-9*'^ month, 1654," "Elizabeth 
Powter, the daughter of Good. Powter deceased, of Billerikey ; '* 
recorded also in Billerica. The bride's father was John Poulter, 
who came from Rayleigh, Eng., about 1651, with wife Mary and 
children John and Elizabeth. Ke died soon ; the widow married 
second, John Parker of Wobum, and third, on the 16th of April, 
1674, Thomas Chamberlain of Chelmsford. It has been stated 
that Elizabeth was born in Rayleigh, 1 Sept., 1633. She died in 
Billerica, 7 Oct., 1689. Captain Danforth married second, 17 
Nov., 1690, Esther, dau. of elder Richard Champney of Cambridge, 
and widow of Josiah Converse of Woburn ; she died soon after her 



28 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

husband, viz., 5 April, 1713. His grave is in the old cemetery, 
BUIerica, marked by a slab on which the letters are quite distinct 
(1901) ; the graves of his two wives, on either side of his, are 
marked in like manner. A more suitable memorial will probably 
soon be erected. 
Children : 

1. MART,8b. 29 Jan., 1656; m. 4 June, 1678, John Parker of 
Chelmsford, b. 30 Oct., 1647 ; d. 14 April, 1699. 

ii. Elizabeth, b. 27 May, 1657 ; m. 7 March, 1687, Simeon Hay- 
ward [uame often spelled Heywood, but signed Hayward], of 
Concord. 

Children of Simeon andEhzabeth (Danforth) Hayward: 

1. Elizabeth Hayxoard, b. 28 Feb., 1689. 

2. Jonathan Hayward, b. 16 Nov., 1690. 

3. Simeon Hayward, b. 24 April, 1693 ; m. 23 Oct., 1705, 

Eebecca Hartwell of Concord. Child, Simeon Hay- 
ward, b. 17 April, 1717, m. 13 March, 1744, Sarah 
Hosmer of Concord. 
.4. Mary Hayward, b. 19 March, 1696. 

7. iii. Jonathan, b. 18 Feb., 1659. 
iv. John, b. 23 Jan., d. 7 Feb., 1660-1. 
V. John, b. 22 Feb., d. 4 June, 1661-2. 
vi. Lydia, b. 1 June, 1664 ; m. Edward Wright of Concord. 

8. vii. Samuel, b. 5 Feb., 1665-6. 

viii. Anna, b. 8 March, 1667-8 ; m. 22 Jan., 1689-90, Ensign Oliver 

Whiting, b. 8 Oct., 1665, d. 22 Dec, 1736. She d.ls Ausr., 
1737. °' 

Children of Oliver and Anna (Danforth) Whitmg : ^ « 

1. Oliver Whiting, Jr., b. 29 March, 1691. ^' '^^^^*Vi,ll^ ^ 

2. Dorcas Whiting, b. 31 March, 1693; died 23 DeST^ 

1765 ; m. Dea. Josiah Abbot. 

3. Mary Whifing,h. 4 May, 1695 ; d. 6 Aug., 1701. 

4. John Whiting, b. 11 Nov., d. 17 Dec, 1697 

5. John Whiting, b. 14 Oct., 1699 ; m. (1) Sarah Hunt, 

(2) Anne . 

6. Samuel Whiting, b. 6 Sept., 1702; d. 4 Nov 1772- 

m. (1) Deborah Hill, m. (2) Eliz. Winchester. 

7. Anna Whiting, b. 15 April, 1705 ; d. 26 March, 1749 ; 

m. June, 1729, WilHam Stickney. 

8. Eleazer V/hiti>.g, b. 12 Feb., 1712 ; m. 1736, Dorothy 

Crosby; d. 14 Feb., 1738. ^ 



ix. Thomas, bom 29 April, died 31 .July, 1670 

- Nicholas, born 1 July, 1671 ; died 8 March, 1694. 

Sarah, born 23 Dec, 1676; married first, 22 May, 1695, 

wT79Q'vf ' ^^^^V^^"'" l^^l' ^«^"ed second, 10 
June, 1729, Ebenezer Davis of Concord. 



X 

xi. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 29 

Children of William and Sarah (Danforth) French : 

1. Jacob French, b. 16 May, 1696 ; d. 7 March, 1775 ; 

m. first, 29 May, 1722, Elizabeth, dau. of Joseph 
Davis; she d. 3 Feb., 1738 ; he m. (2) Sarah, dau. 
of George Brown; she d. 16 Aug., 1765; he m. 
(3) 19 Nov., 1766, Mrs. Mary Curtis of Dracut, 
who d. 19 Sept., 1769. 

2. Joseph French, b. 26 Jan., d. 13 Feb., 1698. 

3. Sarah French, b. 29 Dec, 1698 ; m. Nathaniel Whit- 

temore ; d. 15 Aug., 1734. 

4. William French, b. 25 Jan., 1701 ; m. 22 Jan., 1727, 

Joanna Hill ; d. 9 April, 1776. 

5. Jonathan French, b. 25 Jan., 1703; d. 9 March, 1728. 

6. Elizabeth French, b. 3 April, 1705 ; m. 3 Feb., 1730, 

Josiah Crosby ; d. 27 Nov., 1739. 

7. Ehenezer French, b. 5 Aug., 1707 ; m. 27 Aug., 1729, 

Elizabeth HiU ; d. 31 Dec, 1791. 

8. Mary French, b. 7 Oct., 1709 ; m. Benjamin Manning. 

9. Nicholas French^ b. 5 Sept., 1711. 

10. Lydia French, b'. 26 April, 1714; d. 2 Aug., 1731. 

11. Esther French, b. 16 May, 1716 ; d. 7 July, 1736. 

12. Samuel French, b. 21 May, 1718; m. 7 July, 1743, 

Elizabeth Barron. 



THIRD GE]S"ERATION. 



5. 

Eev. John^ {Samuel ^'^ Nicholas^) , born at Roxbury "8tli day, 
moneth 9, (8 November,) 1660, was bapt. on his third day. Grad. 
H. C. 1677, and was made a fellow of the college. Was ordained 
over the church of Dorchester, as colleague to Rev. Josiah Flint, 
28 June, 1682," and preached on that text 2 Kings. 2.14. "where 
is y^ Lord God of Elijah." [Dorch. Chh. Rec] In that place he 
spent the rest of his life, performing the full duties of the parish 
forty-seven years ; and 5 Nov., 1727, he heartily joined with a coun- 
cil of churches and ministers in ordaining Rev. Jonathan Bowman 
as a colleague. With his own hand he wrote the reports of meet- 
ings and ordination, adding : " Sit Gloria Deo in Xto, Nunc, & in 
sternum." 

He died the following spring, — 26 May, 1730. The church voted 
that "forty pounds be allowed out of the church stock towards the 
funeral, . . as also twenty pounds to procure mourning for the sur- 
viving pastor." 

An obituary notice in the N. E. Journal printed soon after Mr. 
Danforth's death, says of him : 

" He was one greatly qualified by many bright accomplisliments for the 
evangelical ministry; eminently a man of God, a man of prayer, a close and 
profitable preacher, of sound principles ; a jiattern of all the virtues of the 
Christian life, and zealous for the cause of God among us ; greatly beloved 
and valued while living, and now lamented at his death. His memory will 
always be precious to those who have had the honour and pleasure of his 
acquaintance." 

Mr. Danforth was generous : in 1691 he voluntarily relinquished 
to the town 20 pounds due to him on his (small) salary, "con- 
sidering the frowns of providence upon his people here," i.e. the ex- 
tremely hard times through which they were passing. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 31 

Blake, the Annalist, wrote thus : " 1730, May 2G'\ died y'' Revd. 
Mr. John Danforth, who had been Pastour of this church about 48 
years ; in y° 70^*^ year of his age. He was sd. to be a man of great 
Learning, he understood y° Mathematicks beyond most men of his 
function. He was exceedingly charitable, & of a very peaceful 
temper. He took much pains to eternize y® names of many of y° 
good Christians of his own Flock ; And yet the world is so ungrate- 
lull, that he has not a line Written to preserve his memory, no, not 
60 much as upon his Tomb ; he being buried in Lt. Govr. Stough- 
ton's Tomb that was covered with writing before. And there also 
lyeth his Consort Mrs. Elizabeth Danforth." Mr. Danforth was 
married 21 Nov., 1682, at Dorchester, by "the Worshipfull Increase 
Nowell" to Elizabeth, daughter of James and Hannah (Stoughton) 
Minot, bapt. 27(10)1663-4; she died 6 July, 1722, "about the 
59"^ year of her age." 

Letter of Rev. John Danforth to some Massachusetts friend — ap- 
parently a student, in England ; printed in the Winthrop Papers, 
Mass. Hist. Soc. Coll. 5^^ Series, vol. 1, page 447. : 

Dorchester, June 22, 1698. 
" "Worthy and Dear Sir ; 

. And before I close 
if it were not too great a piece of arrogance, I could be willing to improve 
your friendship and privacy in one case that concerns our family only. 
. . The case is this — We often seal with a single ey humane in a plain 
field Argent, only there is a Diamond at y® bottom of y® field. Now for 
my own part I know nothing but prtescription and custom to plead for our 
use of it ('Tis true that King Charles y*^ First twice sent for my Grand- 
father Danforth, offering him y® bono' of knighthood, but he, presenting a 
considerable sume of money made atonement for his refusal before he left 
y® nation and came over hither) 

Now if there be any danger in sealing with what we know not certainly 
is our right we should desire to know it. If any old record recognises [this] 
to be our right, 'twould also be a satisfaction to be informed ; or if a guinea 
or 2 might procure a renewed recognition or a new grant. 

As I have communicated this piece of my simplicity to none on this side 
of the Atlantick, so I have confidence in yo''. secrecy, and that you will 
pleasure me with yo'' prudent information and friendly advice." . . . 

Your hearty friend and servant, 

John Danforth." 

This letter reveals to us these facts : first, that a prominent mem- 
ber of the Danforth family in IMassachusetts was in the habit of 
sealing part of his documents with a seal which had come to him 
from other members of the family ; "We often seal." Second, that 
he doubted whether the family had a clear right to use it. Third, 



32 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

that lie believed that his grandfather was of such standing in Eng- 
land as to possess such right ; and he refers to the oiFer of knight- 
hood as a proof of such standing. Meantime he fears that his use of 
it may be questioned by authority, — the College of Arms, presuma- 
bly, and wishes this friend to probe the matter. But he is not above 
a readiness to pay a proper fee to the official for a piece of evidence 
which may he available here ; even standing ready to accept an en- 
tirely " new grant " of crest and arms ; which would cover all points 
of the case. 

The lateness of this letter is against its value in a heraldic way ; 
1698 was a long time after the settlers came hither ; and a grandson 
is not good authority even to-day about the social standing of his 
grandfather, in many instances. This letter is worthy of preserva- 
tion and its contents may blend with other evidence at some future 
time in establishing the facts about the position of the Danforth 
family in Framlingham before Nicholas and his children made their 
way to this shore in 1634. 

The will of Rev. John Danforth was made 7 Sept., 1727, pro- 
bated 22 Jan., 1730. Sons Elijah Danforth, Esq., and Mr. Sam- 
uel Danforth executors ; bequests to them and to his daughter Eliza- 
beth, present wife of Mr. Wm. Lowder, and her son John Lowder; 
to her husband Capt. William L. ; to sons John and Stoughton D. 
and tlieir several heirs ; to grand daughter Elizabeth, daughter of 
his late son Capt. Thomas Danforth an obligation which her father 
entered into to pay a certain sum of money ; " The rest of my Estate 
(Except my lands in England which belong by Entaile from my 
Grandfather Danforth to my Eldest Son) . . to be Divided to my 
heirs." Before the final settlement of the estate John had died. 
So, 4 Dec, 1733, the executors craved allowance, among other 
items "for the heirs of their brother John Danforth, Deed., and for 
the like sum for the Heirs of their brother Tho : Danforth, Deced. 
due to them from the Estate, being Legacies given them by the 
Last Will and Testament of their uncle the Hon'"'*^ W^ Stoughton, 
Esq"". Deed." In the division of the real estate after the death of 
their mother, 4 Dec, 1733, a lot of woodland was set off "to the 
heirs of Thomas Danforth." This was sold later by the daughter 
and her husband. See 15, Thomas, on a later page. 
Children : 

i. Elijah, b. 30 Nov., bapt. 2 Dec, 1683; grad. H. C. 1703, hav- 
ing been supported there by a bequest from his honored relative, 
Gov. Stoughton. Taught school in Dorchester; studied and 
practised medicine ; Blake calls him " a safe physician " ; town 
assessor and county justice; died unmarried 8 Oct., 1736, be- 
queathing a silver tankard to the church for use at the Com- 
munion. He also bequeathed to his " cousin or niece Elizabeth, 



DANFORTII GENEALOGY. 33 

the daughter of my brother Thomas Danforth, late of Para- 
maribo in Surinam, my silver spoon marked T. D. 85." 
9. ii. Thomas, b. 3 or 4 Nov., 1 685. 

iii. Israel Stoughton, b. 14 Oct., 1GS7; d. 25 March, 1688. 
iv. John, b. 26 Jan., 1688-9 ; d. 2 March, 1728-9. Gravestone. 
V. Elizabeth, b. 12 Feb., 1692-3; m. 1 Jan., 1718-9, Capt. Wil- 
liam Lowder, of Boston. 

Children of William and Elizabeth (Danforth) Lowder: 

1. Elizabeth Loioder, b. in Boston 13 Aug., 1720. 

2. John Lowder, b. in Boston and rec. also at Dorch., 9 

Jan., 1720-1. 

3. Henry Lotoder, b. in Boston 24 March, 1728. 

Capt. Lowder died, and Elizabeth married second, 14 
Dec, 1738, Capt. Stephen WUliams, of Roxbury. 

10. vi. Samuel, b. 12 Nov., 1696. ' 

vii. Hannah, b. 3 Nov., 1698 ; d. 1 Sept., 1746 ; m. 22 Oct., 1729, 
Rev. Samuel Dunbar, of Stoughton, the ceremony being per- 
formed by the bride's father. Mr. Dunbar was " a pupil in the 
Latin school of Boston at sdven years of age ; grad. ilarv. Coll. 
1723 ; sub-teacher in Latin Sch. while fitting himself for the 
ministry ; was ordained over the church in that part of Stough- 
ton now Canton, in 1727. A classical scholar, very studious 
and diligent ; composed with ease and elegance ; used a steno- 
grajihic method of his own invention. During his long minis- 
try he wrote more than 8000 sermons ; officiated at 682 funer- 
als, 596 marriages and 1703 baptisms, and admitted 482 to the 
church." After the death of his first wife (whose gravestone 
may be seen at Canton), he m. second, at Dedham, 16 April, 
1747, Mrs. Experience Woodward. 

Cliildren of Rev. Samuel and Hannah (Danforth) Dunbar:^ 

1. Samuel Danbar, b. 25 April, 1731 ; d. March, 1732. ' 

2. Hannah Dunbar, b. 15 July, 1733 ; d. Feb. 1734. 

3. John Danforth Dunbar, b. and d. in 1737. 

4. Mehetabel Dunbar, b. 11 March, 1739 ; m. 8 Sept., 

1762, John Searle. 

5. EUjah Dunbar, b. 24 Aug., 1740; d. Oct., 1814; m. 

29 Dec, 1762, Sarah Hunt. He was a man of affairs, 
elected repeatedly to the General Court, influential in 
town matters, and active in church affairs. Grad. 
Harv. Coll. 1760. In 1782 he surveyed and sold the 
Danforth lands in the towns of Oxford and Charlton. 
Children : 

(1) Mercy Dunbar, b. 20 Nov., 1763; d. 3 March, 

1795 ; m. John Spurr. 

(2) Samuel Dunbar, b. 8 Dec, 1765 ; d. 1817 ; m. 

Sarah Davenport. 

(3) John Danforth Dunbar, b. 24 Jan., 1768; d. 

21 Feb., 1811 ; H. C 1788 ; m. Nancy Crom- 
bie, of Plymouth. He was a lawyer. 



34 DANFOETH GENEALOGY. 

(4) Sarah Dunbar, b. Nov., 1769, d. July, 1773. 

(5) Elijah Dunbar, b. 7 July, 1773 ; H. C. 1796; 

tutor at AVilliams College ; minister at Peter- 
boro, N. H. ; m. Nancy, dau. of Rev. Wm. 
Peabody, of Milford, N. H. He d. 3 Sept., 
1850. 

(6) Thomas Dunbar, b. 26 July, 1775 ; d. 8 Dec, 

1855 ; m. Chloe Bent, and had twelve chil- 
di-en, of whom Nathaniel, the eldest, became 
a prominent manufacturer of pianos and piano 
keys, dying 11 July, 1883, greatly respected. 

(7) Dorothy Dunbar, b. 3 Feb., 1778 ; d. 21 April, 

1807. 

(8) William Dunbar, b. 15 Aug., 1780; d. 6 May, 

1848. 

(9) Hannah Dunbar, b. 11 Aug., 1784; d. June, 

1826. 
(10) James Dunbar, b. 3 Feb., 1787; d. 19 April, 

1867 ; president of the Neponset Bank of 

Canton ; a man of influence, much in town 

office, 
viii. Mart, }^ k \ itaa f d. 4 June, 1701. 

ix. Mehitabel, [ ^- ^ ^"S-' 1'^^' I d. 1 May, 1727. 
X. Stoughton, b. 24 July, 1702 ; d. 26 Nov., 1735. 
xi. George, b. 11, d. 17 Nov., 1704. 

6. 

Rev. Samuel^ (Samiiel,^ JS['ichoIas^),hovnm'RoxhnYy, 18 Dec. ^ 
1666 ; grad. Harv. Coll. 1683 ; married Hannah, daughter of Rev. 
James Allen, pastor of the First church of Boston, 1668-1710. 
The following account of the wedding is recorded by Judije Sewall 
in his Diary: "Thursday Oct. 4 [1688]. About 5 P. M.^Mr.Wil- 
lard married Mr. Samuel Danforth and Mrs. Hannah Allen. Mr. 
Morton [Norton?] began with prayer before Mr. Willard came. . . 
... I was at Mr. Danforths wedding being invited by the father." 
The bride was born 22 July, 1668 ; died 3 Dec, 1761. Mr. Dan- 
forth was ordained 1688 pastor of the church of Taunton, and gave 
his life to the welfare of that town in a long and compact service. 
He was not only religious teacher but he also practised medicine 
and acted as a lawyer in certain cases ; and further taught school for 
the parish sometimes. 

He died 14 Nov., 1727. 

Will of Samuel Danforth of Taunton, clerk, dated 5 May, 1725, 
prob. 21 Nov., 1727. He confirmed a deed of his fulling mill, die 
house and Comb shop to his son Samuel; mentions dau. Elizabeth, 
late deceased, wife of Mr. John Wallev, of Boston ; dau. Sarah, 



DANFORTH GENEAOLGT. 35 

wife of INIr. William Downes, of Boston ; dau. Mary, wife of Jacob 
Barney; daus. Hannah, Bethia, Rachel and Katherine Danforth; 
sons James and Thomas Danforth ; father in law Mr. James Allen, 
deceased. Speaks of his grist mill and malt house. 

Will of Hannah Danforth, widow, relict of the Rev. Samuel Dan- 
forth, late of Taunton, dated 26 Feb., 1745, prob. 24 Dec, 1761 : 
" I give my gold ring that I had at Madam Osborn's funeral to my 
dau. Sarah Down ; to my two daus. viz. Marah & Bethiah my two 
other gold rings ; to my gchild Susannah Hodges one of my silver 
spoons"; divides her wearing apparell between her four daus. Sarah, 
Mary, Bethiah and Katherine ; excepting her " Calico gown that I 
had of Madam Osborn, which, with my necklace, I give to my dau. 
Katherine"; to sons Samuel and Thomas Danforth and grandson 
James Danforth 5 pounds each, and smaller amounts to the others ; 
refers to the bond Ephraim Hodges gave her ; " a puter plate " to 
each of the daughters and "my silver porringer." Codicil added 17 
May, 1750, mentioned in addition her daughter Cobb and grand- 
dauohter Abio-ail Danforth, and the three daus. of her dau. Kather- 
ine, namely Susannah, Martha and Rachel. In an enfeebled state 
of body and mind which came upon the widow, her son in law Sam- 
uel Down, of Boston, gentleman, was appointed to look after mat- 
ters 26 May, 1758. The son Thomas Danforth, " brazier," Norwich, 
Conn., was appointed administrator of her estate, Sept. 27, 1768, 
and later Job Smith, the husband of Hannah Barney, a grand- 
daugliter, succeeded to the trust. 

Children: 1158630 

i. Elizabeth,* b. 29 July, 1689; d. 28 Nov., 1721; m. 30 April, 

1713, John Walley, of Boston. 
u. Maet, I ^^ ^ J ^^ g ^^^ 20 June, 1691. 

m. bA3IUEL, J ' ' 

11. iv. James, b. 11 Nov., 1692. 

V. Sarah, b. 18 Nov., 1694; m. 4 July, 1717, William Down 
(Downes) of Boston. 
Children of William and Sarah Down : — 

(1) WilUam Down, b. 16 May, 1719. 

(2) Samuel Down, b. 14 Oct., 1721. 

(3) Sarah Down, b. 25 Sept., 1724. 

(4) Thomas Down, b. 23 Jan., 1726. 

(5) Mary Down, b. 25 Jan., 1728. 

(6) John Down, b. 2 Sept., 1732. 

(7) Sarah Down, b. 10 Sept., 1734. 

12. vi. Samuel, b. 4 Jan., 1697. 

vii. Mart, b. 5 Dec, 1698; m. first, Jacob Barney, of Taunton. He 
was a descendant (probably a grandson) of Jacob Barney, who 
settled at Salem, in 1634, and was rep. to Gen. Court in 1635 



3^ DANFOETH GENEALOGY. 

and 1647, who opposed the harsh measures taken against those 
who petitioned for freer franchise ; removed to Rehoboth. 
Child of Jacob and Mary (Danforth) Barney, 

Hannah Barney, m. 18 Nov., 1742, Job, son of John and 
Mary (Godfrey) Smith, a Capt. in the Louisburg army; 
commission extant in possession of family. 

Children of Job and Hannah (Barney) Smith : 

(1) Job Smith, d. in the army in Aug., 1780; m. 

8 Sept., 1774, Sarah Padelford. 

(2) Mary Smith, b. 1743; d. March, 1800; m. 

Ephraim Keith of Bridgewater. 

(3) Abial, d. 1816 ; m. 1814, Lydia Otis, of Scitu- 

ate. 

(4) Eben ; m. Stetson. 

(5) Hannah Barney Smith; m. Stephen Fales. 

(6) Lucinda Smith ; m. Capt. Thomas Harris, of 

Charlestown. 

(7) Stephen Smith; d. unm. 

(8) John Wilson Smith, b. in Taunton, 1759 ; d. 

in Cambridge, 23 April, 1806 ; m. Oct., 1781, 
Susan, dau. of Judge Nicholas and Ruth 
(Phillips) (Edwards) Tillinghast, b. in Provi- 
dence, R. I., 9 July, 1763. 

(9) Barney Smith, b. 1763 ; d. Milton, 2 July, 1828; 

m. Ann, dau. of Dr. Ephraim Otis, of Scitu- 
ate. 

(10) Allen Smith ; m. Betsey, dau. of Gen. David 

and Eleanor (Bradish) Cobb, of Taunton. 

(11) Sarah Smith; m. William Clapp, b. at Scitu- 

ate 26 May, 1768; d. in Boston 14 Aug., 
1811, a merchant. [See Clapp Family, p. 
168.] 

(12) Lydia Smith ; d. 18 Aug., 1779. 

Mary (Danforth) Barney gave a deed of land as Mary 
(widow Ox Jacob Barney) " of Rehoboth, late of Swansey," 6 
Aug., 1736. She married second, 20 May, 1737, Capt. John, 
con of John and Hannah (Jackson) Andrews, of Boston, born 
20 Sept., 1662, died in Taunton, 25 July, 1742. 

viii. Hannah, b. 2 Dec, 1700 ; living at date of her father's will, 
1727, but not mentioned in that of her mother. N. B. — Hannah 
Danforth m. in Boston 23 Oct., 1729, Bartholomew Gedne^. 
13. ix. Thomas, b, 22 May, 1703. 

r-. John, b. 21 Feb., 1705 ; d. 15 Aug., 1706. 

jd. Maktha, b. 2 Sept., 1707 ; d. 3 Nov., 1708. 

xii. Bethiah, b. 13 Aug., 1709 ; m. 21 Jan., 1731, Ephraim, son of 
Elder Kenry and Esther (Gallop) Hodges, o:^ Taunton ; rem. 
to Norwich, Conn. 

xui. Rachel, b. 8 July, 1711. N. B. — Rachel Danforth m. in Bos- 
ton 8 May, 1740, James Pitson. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 37 

xiv. Katherine, b. 31 May, 1714; d. 5 March, 1770; m. first, 
Thomas, son of William and Susannah (Gilbert) Hodges. She 
m. second (his second wife) Elijah Cobb. 

Child of Thomas and Katherine (Danforth) Hodges : 

Susannah Hodges; m. (1) 7 Nov., 1756, John Smith 3d; 
she m. (2) Benjamin Hood. 
Children of Elijah and Katherine (Danforth) (Hodges) Cobb : 

1. Elijah Cobb. 

2. Martha Cobb ; m. Benjamin Borden. 

Susannah Smith and Martha Cobb, both of Taunton, 
and Benjamin Borden, of Tiverton, conveyed 7 May, 
1733, to Elijah Cobb, of Taunton, " all our right in 
the estate of James Allen, Esq., late of Boston, 
deed, which descends to us in right of our Honord. 
grandmother Hannah Danforth, deed." 

7. 

Ensign Jonathan' {Jonathan^^ JSficholas^), born at Billerica, 
18 Feb., 1658-9; died 17 Jan., 1710-11; married 27 June, 
1682, Rebecca, daughter of Jacob Parker, of Chelmsford, born 
29 May, 1661, died 25 March, 1754. She married, second, Jo- 
seph Foster (his third wife). 

He lived east of Long Street, opposite his father's place. He 
gave his personal property to his wife 30 Dec, 1710; this paper 
was presented in the settlement of the estate. She and her son 
Thomas administered. Guardians were appointed for the younger 
children. Jonathan, Samuel and Elizabeth petitioned for the ap- 
pointment of their uncles, Samuel Danforth and Oliver Whiting, 
to appraise and divide the property. All of the nine children 
survived. 

Children : 

i. RsBECCA,^ b. 30 June, 1683 ; m. 31 Dec., 1702, Thomas Parker, 
of Chelmsford, who consented to the settlement of her father's 
estate in 1710. 

14. ii. Thojias, b. 17 March, 1685-6. 

15. iii. Jonathan, b. 22 March, 1688-9. 

iv. Elizabeth, b. 31 Aug., 1690; d. 11 Jan., 1766; m. m 1717 
Christopher Osgood, of Andover and Billerica. 

Children of Christopher and Elizabeth (Danforth) Osgood: 

1. Elizabeth Osgood, b. 13 June, d. 5 July, 1718. 

2. Joseph Osgood, b. 10 July, 1719. 

3. Benjamin Osgood, b. 25 May, 1721 ; d. 1747. 

4. David Osgood, b. 3 June, 1724; m. (1) Hannah Davis; 

m. (2) his cousin, Sarah Danforth. Had dau. Eliza- 
beth Osgood, who m. Elijah Danforth (No. 36). 
He d. 2 Feb., 1768. 



38 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

5. Elizabeth Osgood, b. 27 Jan., 1726; d. 22 Jan., 1748. 

6. Jonathan Osgood, b. 24 Aug., 1727 ; d. 15 May, 1729. 

16. V. Samuel, b. 16 Sept., 1692. 

vi. Nicholas, b. 17 Aug., 1695; d. at Billerica 10 March, 1748. 
Inventory "wholly personal" 9 April, 1749; brother Jacob, 
administrator. 

17. vii. Jacob, b. 6 Feb., 1698. 

viii. Sarah, b. 18 Aug., 1700; d. April, 1785; m. Solomon Keyes, 
then of Chelmsford, later of Billerica (at time of the Lovewell 
fight in which he took part), afterward of Western, since called 
Warren. He was born in Westford (Chelmsford) about 1701 ; 
was killed in the battle of Lake George in 1755. Gravestone 
at Warren. 

Children of Solomon and Sarah (Danforth) Keyes : 

1. Sarah Keyes. 

2. Danforth Keyes ; and probably others. 

18. ix. John, b. 3 June, 1703. 

8. 

Samuel^ {Jonathan,^ Nicholas^), born at Billerica, 5 Feb., 
1665-6; died there 19 April, 1742; married 8 Jan., 1694-5, by 
Hon. Thomas Danforth, Hannah, daughter of Simon Crosby, born 
30 March, 1672. She outlived her husband, and accepted of the 
"thirds" of his estate, set off to her 1 Jan., 1742. She married 
second, Enoch Kidder. 

He was a land surveyor ; was employed by the town of Boston 
20 Feb., 1720, to help in the survey of the 1000 acre tract, near 
Haverhill, granted by the Colony for the use of the Free School of 
Boston. [Selectmen's Minutes.] 

Children : 

i. Elizabeth,* b. 3 Nov., 1695; m. at Boston, 11 April, 1716, 
Timothy Thornton, "of Boston," she "of Bilrica." 

Children of Timothy and Elizabeth (Danforth) Thornton: 

1. Timothy Thornton, b. 5 April, 1717. 

2. Danforth Thornton, b. 25 Feb., 1718-19. 

3. Samuel Thornton, b. 25 March, 1721. 

4. Elizabeth Thornton, b. 1 Oct., 1722. 

5. Samuel Thornton, b. 6 Dec, 1724. 

6. Hannah Thornton, b. 7 Nov., 1726. 

7. Thomas Thornton, b. 13 June, 1729. 

8. Samuel Thornton, b. 25 Oct., 1731. 

9. Mary Thornton, b. 2 Sept., 1736. 
ii. Hannah, b. 20 Aug., 1698. 

19. iii. Samuel, b. 15 May, 1701. 

iv. Rachel, b. 14 Aug., 1703; d. 15 Sept., 1764; m. 10 May, 
1726, Thomas, son of Ephraim (of James) Kidder, b. 3 Aug., 
1700. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 39 

Children of Thomas and Rachel (Danforth) Kidder : 

1. Jonathan Kidder, b. 20 March, 1728 ; m. Mary Lambert. 

2. Francis Danforth Kidder, b. 15 July, 1730; d. 15 
Sept., 1748. 

3. Rachel Kidder, h. 22 May, 1732; m. John Ilovey, of 
Maiden. 

4. Alice Kidder, b. 18 May, 1734. 

5. Abigail Kidder, b. 10 Jan., 1736. 

6. Hannah Kidder, b. 19 Oct., 1738 ; m. "Wm. Bowers, of 
Chelmsford. 

7. Dorothy Kidder, b. 19 Oct., 1738. 

V. Ltdia, b. 26 March, 1706; [m. at Boston, 8 Sept., 1726, Ben- 
jamin Barnard.], 
vi. Abigail, b. 19 Aug., 1709. 
20. vii. Jonathan, b. U Jan., 1712-13. 



FOURTH GENERATION. 



9. 

Thomas* {John^^ Samuel,^ JSFicholas^) ^ born at Dorchester, 
3 or 4 Nov., 1685; died 18 Oct., 1714; became a merchant and 
removed to Paramaribo, in the colonj of Surinam. Married, and 
had one daughter, EHzabeth, who married Abraham Lemmers, of 
the same place. She was remembered in the wills of her grand- 
father and Uncle Elijah ; and she and her husband made Andrew 
Faneuil, of Boston, their attorney for the transaction of business in 
connection with these legacies. Feb. 20, 1740, their attorney, 
Edward Tothill, of Boston, sold in their name the Dorchester 
lands. [Suffolk Deeds LX, 177.] 

10. 

Hon. Samuel* {John,^ 8amuel,^ Nicholas^), born in Dor- 
chester 12 Nov., 1696; died 27 Oct., 1777; married 14 Aug., 
1726, Elizabeth Symmes, born 1708, died 13 Jan., 1775. He 
was graduated from Harvard College in 1715; taught school in 
Dorchester and in Cambridge, where he established himself in 1724. 
He was selectman five years ; representative five years ; member of 
the Governor's Council thirty-four years, and its president several, 
and of Court of Common Pleas thirty-four years. Being appointed 
by the Crown Mandamus Councillor in 1774, he was compelled by 
the popular opposition to the royal decrees to relinquish the posi- 
tion ; this he did, standing bareheaded in the rain in the presence 
of a great concourse of excited citizens before the Court House in 
Cambridge ; and he published a statement thereof, adding " It is 
my purpose not to be in any way concerned as a member of the 
Council at any time hereafter." Retiring from all ofl&ces at the 
beginning of the War of the Revolution, he was held in so high 
esteem that, although recognized as a Royalist, he was not disturbed 
in possession of his property. He died at the house of his son, on 



DANFOETH GENEALOGY. 41 

Hanover Street, in Boston. His wife was a daughter of William 
and Ruth (Converse) Syrames, of Medford, and was a direct 
descendant of Rev. Zechariah Symmes, an early minister of Char- 
lestown. Both were buried at Cambridge. On the tomb was 
chiselled a shield, bearing an eye and a lozenge, with the motto : 
"Ubi plura nitent in carmine, non ego paucis oflPendar maculis." 
[Horace.] See letter of his father. ; 

Children : 
i. Elizabeth,^ b. 24 July, 1729 ; d. young. 

ii. Elizabeth, b. 29 July, 1736; d. 5 June, 1816; made her will 
8 Aug., 1811 ; it was probated 15 Nov., 1816; desh-ed to be 
buried beside her father and mother in Cambridge ; bequeathed 
to nephew Thomas, son of Dz-. Samuel ; to Hannah, his sister ; 
rest to widow Elizabeth Kneeland, of Cambridge, whom she 
appointed co-executor with Mr. Levi Hedge. 
21. iii. Samuel, b. 4 Aug., 1740. 

iv. Thomas, b. 21 Aug., 1744; d. in London, March 6, 1820. 
V. John, b. 17 Sept., 1748. 

11. 

James" (Samuel,^ Samuel,^ Nicholas^) , born in Taunton, 11 
Nov., 1692; died at Norwich, Conn., 25 Feb., 1759; married 
6 Nov., 1720, Sarah, daughter of Benjamin and Sarah (Williams) 
Dean, of Taunton, born 30 Aug., 1692, died 5 Sept., 1782. 
Benjamin was a son of Walter, and Sarah a daughter of Richard, 
both these being among the original purchasers of the Titicut tract, 
on which the present city of Taunton is situated. Mr. Danforth 
was long in ill health, and spent much time with his brother Thomas 
at Norwich, although his family remained at Taunton. 
Children : 
i. Sarah,^ b. 25 Oct., d. 23 Dec, 1721. 

ii. Hannah, b. 25 Feb., 1723; m. 3 April, 1746, Joshua Lincoln, 
of Taunton. 
24. iii. James, b. 16 July, 1724. 

iv. Elizabeth, b. 16 July, 1726 ; m. 20 Dec, 1768, Nathan Wil- 
liams, of Norton. 
V. ( Sarah, b. 4 July, 1729 ; m. 3 Sept., 1765, Ebenezer Stephens ; 

-I d. 30 April, 1783. 
vi. ( Silence, a twin of Sarah; m. 10 Aug., 1769, Ezra Dean. 

12. 

Samuel* (Samuel,^ Samuel,^ N'icholas^), born in Taunton 
4 Jan., 1697; died 18 Feb., 1755; married 24 Nov., 1730, Be- 
thiah, daughter of Nathaniel and Sarah (Mirick) []?] Grossman, 
born 1 Aug., 1700, died 11 July, 1787. 



JJf>. 


1. 




ii. 




iii. 




iv. 


26. 


V. 




vi. 




vii. 


27. 


viii. 


28. 


ix. 




X. 


29. 


xi. 



42 DANFOKTH GENEALOGY. 

He was a farmer and clothier ; town treasurer some time. 
Children : 

Samuel,^ b. 29 Aug., 1731. 

Abigail, b. 14 Feb., 1732 ; died unm. 30 May, 1803. 

A Son, twin of the above ; d. same day. 

Nathaniel, b. 26 Sept., 1734; d. in the expedition to Crown 
Point in Sept., 1755. 

John, b. 11 Feb., 1736. 

Bethiah, b. 29 April, 1740. 

Molly, b. 3 Dec, 1741 ; d. unm. 27 Nov., 1828. 

Oliver, b. 6 July, 1743. 

Job, b. 10 April, 1745. 

Hannah, b. 14 March, 1746. 

Elkanah, b. 5 Aug., 1750. 



13. 

Thomas* (Samuel,^ Samuel,^ JSTicholas^) , born in Taunton, 
22 May, 1703; died at Norwich, Conn., about 1786; married 
11 June, 1730, Sarah, daughter of Capt. James and Hannah 
(Walley) (Stone) Leonard, of Taunton; she died 22 May, 1742. 
He married second, 29 Aug., 1742, Hannah Hall, of Norwich, 
Conn. 

He established the "forge," or blacksmith shop, where anchors 
have ever since been made, then in Taunton, now in Raynham 
(recently discontinued). He was a brazier and pewterer by trade. 
Removed about 1733 to Norwich, Conn. 
Children : 

Thomas,® b. at Taunton, 2 June, 1731. 

Elijah, b. at Taunton, 20 March, 1733. 

John, b. at Norwich, Conn., 5 Oct., 1735 ; d. 5 May, 1739. 

Edward, b. 26 March, 1738. 

John, b. 12 March, 1740-1. 

Sarah, b. at Norwich, 3 July, d. in Aug., 1743. 

Jonathan, b. 16 June, 1744; d. 2 July, 1751. 

Elizabeth, b. 9 Sept., 1745 ; d. 29 Aug., 1753. 

Daniel, b. 8 Jan., d. 28 Dec, 1747. 

Daniel, b. 14 Feb., 1748; d. 15 July, 1751. 

Samuel, b. 31 May, 1749 ; d. 8 July, 1751. 

ELiPHALET,b. 8 Nov., 1750; d. 12 July, 1751. 

Joanna, b. 5 Nov., 1752. 

Bethiah, b. 7 Jan., 1754. 



14. 

Thomas* (Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ JVtckolas^) , born in Billerica, 
17 March, 1685-6; died there, 31 Oct., 1737; inventory of his 



30. 


i. 


31. 


ii. 




iii. 


32. 


iv. 


33. 


V. 




vi. 




vii. 




viii. 




ix. 




X. 




xi. 




xii. 




xiii, 




xiv. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 43 

estate made, 13 Dec, 1737 ; after the death of his widow the prop- 
erty was set off, Jan. 7, 1759, to the sons Thomas and Elijah 
("Joseph having died in his sixteenth year, after his father and 
mother"), "they being the only children living." [Middlesex 
Probate.] 

He married, 19 Sept., 1734, Rebecca Simonds, of Bedford, who 
survived him, and married second, 29 Nov., 1739, Josiah Brown. 

Children : 

35. i. Thomas,^ b. 8 July, 1735. 

ii. Joseph, twin with Thomas ; d. about 1754. 

36. iii. Elijah, b. 8 Aug., 1737. 



15. 

Lieut. Jonathan^ {Jonathan,^ Jonathan,' N^icholas^), born 
in Billerica, 22 March, 1G88-9 ; died 23 March, 1761-2 ; married 
18 Nov., 1713, Elizabeth, daughter of Samuel Manning, and 
widow of Peter Fassett, of Cambridge ; she was born 14 March, 
1689-90, and died 8 April, 1772. Oct. 20, 1772, Samuel Dan- 
forth, Esq., judge of Probate, ordered the real estate of the late 
Lieut. Jonathan Danforth, of Billerica, set off to his daughters 
Rebecca, Mary and Abigail Danforth ; they to pay certain sums of 
money to their brothers and sisters as follows : To their eldest 
brother Jonathan, to sister Elizabeth Manning, to the heirs of their 
deceased sister Sarah Danforth, and to their brother Benjamin. 
The order to appraise the estate had been duly issued after the 
father's death, 23 May, 1762. 

The widow Elizabeth made will 28 July, 1763 ; prob. 23 June, 
1772 ; beq. to dau. Elizabeth Manning; the 3 children of dec. son 
Jonathan; son Benjamin and daus. Rebecca, Mary and Abigail. 
The last made her will 2 May, 1769, prob. 25 June, 1774; beq. to 
sisters Elizabeth, Rebekah and Mary. 

Children : 

37. i. Jonathan,^ b. 10 Nov., 1714. 

ii. Elizabeth, b. 4 May, 1717; d. 23 March, 1790; m. 1 Nov., 
1742, William Manning, Jr., of Billerica, b. 28 Feb., 1708; 
d. 11 Aug., 1776. 

Children of AVilliam, Jr., and Elizabeth (Danforth) Manning : 

1. Elizabetli Manning, b. 2 July, 1745 ; m. Solomon Carl- 
ton (son of John and Hannah). Children: 

(1) Elizabeth Carlton, b. 30 Aug., 1770. 

(2) Solomon Carlton, b. 3 Nov., 1773. 

(3) Eri Carlton, b. 23 June, 1777. 

(4) Rebecca Carlton, b. 3 Jan., 1779. 

(5) Alice Carlton, b. 3 Oct., 1780. 



44 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

2. William Manning, b. 21 May, 1747. 

3. Jonathan Manning, b. 16 July, 1749. 

4. Jonathan Manning, b. 15 Sept., 1750. 

5. Timothy Manning, b. 17 Sept., 1751. 

6. Solomon Manning, b. 15 May, 1753. 

iii. Sarah, b. 6 March, 1719-1720; d. 17 Nov., 1762. 
iv. Rebecca, b. 29 May, 1722 ; d. unm. after 1800. 
38. V. Benjamin, b. 8 Dec, 1724. 

vi. Mary, b. 20 April, 1727 ; d. 16 March, 1793. 

vii. Anna, b. 28 Feb., 1729-30 ; m. 14 July, 1757, Braviter Gray; 

d. 10 Aug., 1757. 
viii. Abigail, b. 16 Aug., 1733 ; d. 27 May, 1774. 

16. 

Saimuel* {Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ JV^icholas^), born in Billerica, 
16 Sept., 1692 ; married 5 Aug., 1714, Dorothy, daughter of John 
and Sarah (Chamberlain) Shed, born 14 Jan., 1691-2. 

He died about 1749. The estate of Samuel Danforth, of Biller- 
ica, yeoman, administration was granted 17 Aug., 1749, to Samuel 
Danforth, Jr. Tlie inventory included "one right in a township 
granted to the soldiers that weare in the Narraganset wars." The 
property was set off to the widow and second son, Samuel, 3 Nov. 
following ; and these persons signed a paper, agreeing to the ar- 
rangement for paying the other heirs their portions : " Dority Dan- 
forth, widow ; Joseph Danforth ; Walter Pollard ; Thomas Danforth ; 
Benjamin Danforth, and Benjamin Shed and Jeremiah Abbot, as 
guardians to younger children Sarah, John, Joshua, Lucy and 
Jonathan. Joshua was "now of Woburn" 22 May, 1749, and his 
guardian at that time was Jonathan Poole. 
Children : 
i. Dorothy,^ b. 27 June, 1715 ; m. 9 Sept., 1735, "Walter Pollard, 

b. 28 Dec, 1709. 
ii. Eebecca, b. 15 March, 1716-7; m. 21 March, 1737, Ephraim 
Davis, of Bedford. 
Samuel, b. 29 March, d. 5 May, 1719. 
Joseph, b. 30 June, 1720. 
Samuel, b. 24 June, 1722. 
Thomas, b. 11 May, 1724. 
Benjamin, b. 1 July, 1726; living in 1749, 
viii. Sarah, b. 14 April, 1728 ; m. her cousin David, son of Chris- 
topher and Elizabeth (Danforth) Osgood. 
John, b. -14 Feb., 1729-30. 
Joshua, b. 24 Feb., 1731-2. 

Lucy, b. 5 April, 1734; m. 25 June, 1752, Joseph, son of Seth 
and Mary Ross of Billerica. 

Children of Joseph and Lucy (Danforth) Ross: 
1. Sarah Hoss, bapt. 19 Nov., 1752. 





ni. 


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41. 


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vii. 
viii 


42. 


ix. 


43. 


X. 




xi. 



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2. Lucy Ross, bapt. 19 May, 1754. 

3. Joseph Ross, bapt. 30 May, 1756. 

4. Benjamin Ross, bapt. 20 Aug., 1758. 

5. Thomas Ross, bapt. 31 Aug., 1760. 

6. Josiah Ross, bapt. 22 Aug., 1762. 



44. xii. Jonathan, b. 14 June, 1736. 



17. 



Captain Jacob* (Jonathan,^ Jonathan,' ^icholas^), born in 
Billerica 6 Feb., 1697-8; died 2 Jan., 1754; married 6 Oct., 
1719, Rebecca, daughter of Dea. William Patten, born 18 April, 
1699; she died 27 Jan., 1773. 

His will, dated 1 Jan., prob. 21 Jan., 1754, beq. to wife Rebecca ; 
shop and tools " and the remainding part of Elijah Danforth's time 
.... to learn the smith trade," to son David; "horse and saddle 
and its furniture" to son Timothy ; lands to be equally divided between 
them; Abigail, dau. of dec. son William ; Jacob and Jesse, sons 
of dec. son Jacob ; daus. Rebecca Whiting and Mary and Hannah D. 
Children : 

45. i. William,^ b. 25 Aug., 1720. 
ii. Jacob, b. 13 Aug., 1723. 

46. ill. Rebecca, b. 8 Nov., 1725 ; m. 14 Dec, 1749, Jonathan Whit- 

ing ; b in Billerica, removed to Bedford. 

Children of Jonathan and Rebecca (Danforth) Whitiug : 

1. Jonathan Whiting, b. 13 Sept., 1750. 

2. Ifavid Whiting, b. 30 Dec, 1751. 

3. William Whiting, b. 28 Nov., 1753. i 

4. Rebecca Whiting, b. 22 Oct., 1755. '- 

5. Oliver Whiting, b. Sept., 1758. ,. 

6. Fatti/ Whiting, b. 6 June, 1760. ^a^^ijC^n-^^ ^OuO^**' 

7. Jacob Whiting, b. 1 June, 1762. ''^ ' '^■^■^^'^^^ 

8. Ziha Whiting, b. 25 May, 1764. 

47. iv. David, b. 21 Dec, 1727. 

48. V. Timothy, b. 11 Nov., 1729. 

vi. Mart, b. 9 July, 1733 ; m. 12 July, 1763, Ebenezer Jaquith, of 

Wilmington. 
vii. Hannah, b. 22 Jan., 1736-7; m. 11 Dec, 1755, Capt. Solomon 

Pollard. 

Children of Solomon and Hannah (Danforth) Pollard : 

1. Hannah Pollard, b. 30 Oct., 1756 ; m. 21 Feb., 1774, 

Samuel Russ. 

2. Solomon Pollard, b. 15 July, 1758. 

3. Alice Pollard, b. 3 May, 1760; m. 12 March, 1780, 

Samuel Bridge. 

4. Isaac Pollard, b. 31 May, 1763. 



46 DANFOKTH GENEALOGY. 

5. Mary Pollard, b. 13 May, 1766 ; m. 10 Jan., 1790, An- 

drew Bowers. 

6. William Pollard, b. 14 July, 1768 ; m. Aretliusa Man- 

ning. 

7. Isaac Pollard, b. 27 June, 1770; m. Abigail, dau. of 

Josiah Richardson. 

8. Francis Pollard, b. 12 Dec, 1772 ; m. Judith Ricbard- 

son. 

viii. Mehetabel, b. 9, d. 13 July, 1739. 

ix. Patty, b. 18 July, 1742 ; d. 3 April, 1750. 

18. 

John* {Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ JVicholas^), born in Billerica, 
3 June, 1703 ; receipted 7 July, 1724, to his brother Thomas for 
his portion of their father's estate. He removed to Westborough. 
He married Tabitha [Johnson] who called John Johnson, of An- 
dover, "brother" in a deed of land. He seems to have died about 
Feb. 1735; for 15 March, 1735, Joseph Loring vras appointed 
guardian to his daughter Hannah; and 13 Sept., 1642, the widow, 
who had removed to Andover, petitioned to have Jacob Danforth 
" of Billerica, blacksmith," appointed guardian of John Danforth, of 
Westborough, under 14 years of age, a minor son of John Danforth, 
late of the same place ; he was afterward chosen guardian by Lydia, 
aged 14, another child. The widow survived until about 1762. 
[See Essex records of Deeds and Probate]. 

Children : 

i. IIannah,^ b. about 1723. 

ii. Lydia, b. about 1728 ; m. Uriah Ballard, Jr. 
48a. iii. John, b. about 1730. 

19. 

Samuel* {Samuel,'^ Jonathan,'^ Nicholas'^) ^ born in Billerica, 
15 May, 1701 ; died June 28, 1749 ; married Elizabeth, daughter 
of James and Maria Hosley, born 18 Jan., 1699-1700, died 3 July, 
1756. 

The inventory of his estate was taken Nov., 1750. The "thirds'* 
which the widow had possessed during her life, were divided 11 
April, 1757, to "her third son Nicholas, he to pay to his brothers 
and sisters, James, Samuel, Jonathan and Elizabeth " their due por- 
tions. 27 Sept., 1756, her son James was appointed administrator 
of her estate. 

Children : 

49. i. James,^ b. 10 Jan., 1729-30. 

ii. Isaac, b. 9 Jan., 1731-2 ; d. 10 May, 1756; estate administered 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 47 

first hj brother Samuel, 11 April, 1758, then by brother Nich- 
olas, 22 Jan., 1759. 

50. iii. Samuel, b. 8 Dec, 1734. " Samuel Danforth of Billerica, 23 

years old " made his will 18 April, 1758, "bound out into his 
Majesty's service in Canada." Bequeathed to his brother Nich- 
olas Danforth certain effects, the rest to be divided between 
his brothers James, Nicholas and Jonathan and his sister Eliza- 
beth. 

51. iv. Nicholas, b. 8 Dec, 1734, twin with the above. 

V. Elizabeth, b. 10 May, 1736 ; d. 28 March, 1817 ; m. William 
Danforth, (forward, No. 53.) 

52. vi. Jonathan, b. 26 Feb., 1742. 

20. 

Jonathan* {Samuel,^ JonatJtan,^ JVicholas^), born in Biller- 
ica, 11 Jan., 1712-3; died Sept., 1738; married Sarah, daughter 
of William and Elizabeth (French) Manning; born 8 Feb., 1711; 
she died 11 Dec, 1745. 

"Jonathan Danforth of Billerica, husbandman," made will 10 
Aug., 1738; it was proved 9 Dec, 1738. He bequeathed to his 
wife what estate she brought with her and something more ; the 
rest to his son William Danforth; wife and Wm. Manning, Jr., 
executors. Nov. 18, 1751, Mr. Manning was appointed guardian 
to William, at his request, he being " in his 18th year." 
Child : 

53. William,^ b. 7 Nov., 1737. 



FIFTH GENEKATION". 



21. 

Doctor Samuel* {Samuel,^ JoJin,^ Samuel,^ JVicholas^) , born 
in Cambridge, 4 Aug., 1740; died in Boston, 16 Nov., 1827; 
married first (intention 29 Nov., 1770), Hannah, daughter of Sam- 
uel Watts, of Chelsea ; she died in Boston, 10 Sept., 1780. He 
married second, Margaret, daughter of Capt. John Billings ; she 
died 27 Feb., 1782. He married third, Martha Hall Gray. 

He was graduated from Harvard College in 1758 ; studied medi- 
cine with the renowned Dr. Isaac Rand, Sen. (1718-1790). Prac- 
tised in Boston ; his loyalty to the British Crown brought him into 
disrepute and caused him some harsh treatment ; he resided two 
years at Newport, R. I., and returning, enjoyed the esteem of the 
community until after his 80th year. " In difficult cases his opinion 
was valued as the utmost of human skill " \_sic'] . His chemical ap- 
paratus was perhaps the best in the country. Very decided in his 
opinions and distinct in expression thereof, but kindly and reason- 
able. Fellow of the Am. Acad, of Arts and Sciences ; pres. 1794- 
1798 of the Mass. Med. Society; Cor. Memb. London Med. So- 
ciety. A stroke of paralysis was the immediate cause of death. An 
excellent portrait by Stuart, is in the possession of the Mass. Medi- 
cal Society. He bequeathed his estate (will dated 9 Aug., 1820, 
prob. 26 Nov., 1827) to the children of his deceased son "Doctor 
Thomas Danforth," viz. : Ehzabeth, Samuel, Mary, Sherburn and 
Blowers Danforth, and to his two daughters Hannah Cunningham 
and Caroline Danforth. 
Children : 

i. Samuel,^ b. about 1772; "7 years old in 1780 " [Catalogue of 
the Latin School] ; d. 29 Feb., 1784, a;. 12. 
55. ii. Thomas, b. about 1774. 

iii. Hannah, m. 9 July, 1806, George Cunningham. 

iv. Margaret. 




Dr. Samuel Danforth. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 49 

V. Caroline ; singlewoman, " of Boston," she made will at the 
house of Mrs. Mary Ann Fales, at Brunswick, Me., 18 June, 
1832 ; prob. at Boston 10 Sept., 1832 ; beq. to Mrs. Fales and 
Caroline Danforth Fales, Edward Gray F., Mary Turrell F., 
and Jane Minot F. ; to INIaria Margaretta and Henrietta Simp- 
son, of Boston ; to Anna Howard Spooner, of Surry, Me. ; to 
"Mrs. Drew of Boston, widow, a cousin of my late father " ; 
to "my cousin Dr. Thomas Gray, Junior, of Boston "; rest to 
Frederick T. Gray, of Boston. She died in Brunswick, Me. ; 
was buried iu the Granary burying ground in Boston, in June, 
1832. 

24. 

. James* {James,* Samuel,^ Samuel,^ JSTicholas^), horn \Q JvlXj^ 
1724 ; died 15 April, 1777 ; married Mehetabel, daughter of Sam- 
uel Baker, of Ravnham, born 4 Feb., 1739 ; died 22 Aug., 1823. j 
Children: ' ^ 

56. i. AsA,6 b. 9 Jan., 1766. 

ii. James, b. 8 June, 1769 ; d. 24 April, 1778. 
iu. Polly, b. 26 Nov., 1774 ; d. 19 April, 1777. 

25. 

Samuel* {Samuel,* Samuel,'^ Samuel,'* JVicholas^), born at 
Taunton, 29 Aug., 1731 ; died 10 Feb., 1808; married 15 Nov., 
1757, Eunice Gibbs, of Easton. Removed to Norton. He was a 
farmer and also a clothier, finishing home-made cloth. 
Children : 

57. i. Thomas,® b. about 1760. 

58. ii. Samuel, b. about 1762. 

iii. Eunice, b. about 1764; m. 6 Aug., 1788, Samuel Copeland. 
Children of Samuel and Eunice (Danforth) Copeland : 

1. Samuel Copeland, b. 22 Aug., 1789 ; d. 15 April, 1859 ; 

m. Sept., 1811, Mercy Rich Titus, of Hardwick ; b. 
22 Aug., 1793 ; d. at Hulberton, N. Y., 31 Jan., 1876. 
Their son Samuel Danforth Copeland, of Hulberton, 
N. Y., 81 years of age, wrote a very interesting letter 
to the Family Meeting at Chicago in 1893 ; his son 
John B. Copeland, Supt. of the Great Northern R. R., 
also wrote a welcome letter. 

2. Benjamin Copeland, b. 14 May, 1791 ; d. 15 Jan., 

1879 ; m. Ann M. Sturges. 

3. Betsey Copeland, b. 1793 ; d. young? 

4. John Copeland, b. 1796 ; m. and lived and d. at Norton. 
iv. Hannah, b. about 1766; m. at Taunton, April 12, 1807, Jona- 
than Newland, of Norton. He d. in 1840, leaving no children ; 
bequeathed his property to Henry Newcomb, who had been 
living with him from an early age. 



50 DANFOHTH GENEALOGY. 



26. 

John* (Samuel,* Samuel,^ Samuel,^ N'icholas^), born at Taun- 
ton 11 Feb., 1736 ; died ; married Rlioda, daughter of Israel 

and Sarah (Richmond) Dean, of Taunton. He was owner of a large 
tract of land in Norton, near what is now called Crane's Depot. " He 
was a loyalist,* and the land was confiscated." He afterwards lived 
in Taunton in a small house on the Dean property, near his wife's 
relatives. The Dean Street Station house now occupies the spot. 
He removed to Whitehall, near Lake Champlain, N. Y., and later 
lived with his son John in Athol, Mass. His wife Rhoda was a di- 
rect descendant of John and Alice Dean, who came to New Eng- 
land about 1637. Rhoda's mother was descended from Richard and 
Frances Williams, who came from the vicinity of Essington and 
Whetenhurst, in the county of Gloucester, Eng., to Dorchester, in 
1633, and settled at Taunton about 1646. 
Children : 

i. Polly/ b. 3 Nov., 1763 ; m. Isaac Briggs, of Phillipston, many 
years settled in the Baptist ministry at Athol. He was b. about 
1762 ; d. 12 July, 1837 ; she d. 9 July, 184-. 
Children of Isaac and Polly (Danfortb) Briggs : 

1. Polly Briggs. b. 3 Nov., 1786; d. 7 Dec, 1854. m. 

Noah Stockwell of Athol. 

2. Sally Briggs, i). 2 April, 1788; d. 27 March, 1816. 

3. Isaac Briggs, b. 6 Feb., 1790; d. Oct., 1849 ; m. Bet- 

sey Andrews. 

4. Bhoda Briggs, b. 16 Feb., 1792 ; d. 20 July, 1815. 

5. N^a7icy Briggs, b. 10 Oct., 1793; d. about 1870; m. 

Stephen Fairbanks, of Athol. 

6. Betsey Briggs, b. 28 Nov., 1794 ; d. 8 Jan., 1873 ; m. 

John Stockwell. 

7. John Briggs, b. 9 March, 1797 ; m. Hannah Mann. 

* Who then was the following? 

John (Danford), Taunton, Sergeant, Capt. Josiah King's co. ; marched Sept. 29, 
1777; discharged Oct. 29, 1777; service 1 month and 2 da}'s at Rhode Island; co. 
marched from Taunton under command of Col. George Williams on a secret expedi- 
tion, 

John, Taunton. Private, Capt.Ichabod Leonard's co.. Col. John Hathaway's regt. ; 
eervice, 20 days, at Rhode Island ; company marched from Taunton to Tiverton, R.I., 
in April, 1777, by order of Brig. Gen. George Godfi'ey. 

John, Taunton. Sergeant, Capt. Joshua Wilbore's co.. Col. Josiah Whitney's regt. ; 
service, 1 mo. 23 days, at Rhode Island ; company marched from Taunton to Provi- 
dence, R. I., agreeable to resolve of April, 1777 ; roll sworn to at Taunton, Sept. 23, 
1777 ; also, Capt. Jacob Haskins's co., Col. Abiel Mitchel's regt. ; entered service July 
27, 1780 ; discharged Oct. 31, 1780; service, 3 mos. 6 days ; company raised to rein- 
force Continental Army for 3 months. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 51 

8. David Briggs, b. 8 April, 1799 ; d. 20 May, 1841 ; m. 

and d. at the South. 

9. Sophronia Briggs, b. 19 May, 1800 ; d. 17 June, 1870 ; 

m. Daniel L. Holt, of Hardwick. 

10. Levi Briggs, b. 19 Jidy, 1803 ; d. 20 Jan., 1835. 

11. Moses Briggs, b. 23 Dec, 1805 ; d. 14 Nov., 1874 ; m. 

(1) Adeline Gray, (2) Eunice Ball, of Warwick. 

12. Esther Briggs, b. 21 July, 1808 ; d. 15 May, 1871 ; m. 

5 Oct., 1835, Samuel Bancroft, of Athol. 

ii. Rhoda, b. 18 Dec, 1766 ; m. 23 Oct., 1787, Samuel Blake, of 
Taunton. Rem. to Glenns Falls, N. Y. 
59. iii. John, b. 18 July, 1768. 

iv. Joshua, b. 25 June, 1771 ; unm. 

V. Richmond, b. 3 March. 1775 ; m. 3 July, 1800, Katberine, daugh- 
ter of Elkanah Woodward, b. 22 Oct., 1782. 

vi. Abiezer, b. 13 Dec, 1776. Went to Albany, N. Y. 

vii. Sally Richmond, b. 18 July, 1780; m. Troop Barney ; rem. to 
Glenns Falls. 

viii. LuciNDA, b. 1 Oct., 1782; m. Kinsley, of Whitehall. 

ix. Lewis, b. 5 Sept., 1784; unm. 

27. 

Oliver* {Samuel,* Samuel,^ Samuel,^ WicJiolas^), born at 
Taunton, 6 July, 1743; died 27 Nov., 1828; married 19 May, 
1767, Hannah, daughter of Lemuel and Hannah (Leonard) Pratt. 
He was a farmer at Taunton. He had a fine Revolutionary record.* 

Children : 

i. Bethiah,« b. 4 Oct., 1767 ; d. 10 Dec, 1864; m. Edward Phil- 
lips, of Taunton, b. 26 June, 1763, d. 19 Sept., 1856. 
Children of Edward and Bethiah ( Danforth) Phillips : 

1. Edward Pidllips, b. 25 July, 1790; d. 25 Sept., 1857; 

m. Mary Abbott ; was an artist. 

2. Rebecca PhiUips, b. 10 March, 1792; m. Ira Dean. 

3. Nathaniel Phillips, b. 23 Dec, 1793 ; d. 4 Feb., 1876 ; 

m. (1) Nancy Baker, (2) Martha Hawley. 

4. Mary Phillips, b. 3 Nov., 1795 ; d. 1 Aug., 1886. 

5. Hannah Phillips, b. 15 Sept., 1798; d. 8 Sept., 1882. 

6. John Phillips, b. Nov., 1800 ; d. unm. 25 Sept., 1856. 

* He was sergeant in Capt. Elisha Barney's CO. (lOtli), Col. Geo. Williams' (3d) 
Bristol County regt. ; service, 25 days ; co. marched to Warren, R. I., via Rehoboth 
on the alarm of Dec. 8, 1776 ; also, in Capt. Ebenezer Dean's co., Col. Thos. Carpen- 
ter's regt. ; service, 1 mo., 4 days ; co. marched from Taunton via Rehoboth and 
Bristol, to Providence, R. I., and thence home; roll dated Nov. 5, 1777; also, 2d 
Lieutenant in Capt. Pelatiah Eddy's co., 3d Bristol County regt.; list oiofHcersof 
Mass. militia commissioned July 27, 1778 ; also, 2d Lieut., Capt. Ichabod Leonard's 
CO., same regt. and date; discharged Sept. 9, 1778 ; service, 1 mo., 15 days, on expe- 
dition to Rhode Island. [Mass. Arch.] He was engaged in some way, it is said, in 
the suppression of Shay's Rebellion. 



52 DANTOETH GENEALOGY. 

7. Lucretia Phillips, b. 29 Oct, 1802; d. 14 Dec, 1844 

8. Almira Phillips, b. 11 Aug., 1804; m. Jeremiah Hack 

Townsend ; resided at Bridgewater. He d. 28 July, 
1875. Children of Jeremiah Hack and Almira 
(Danforth) Townsend: 

(1) Almira Augusta Townsend, b. July, 1834 ; m. 
Samuel Shaw. 

{2) John Townsend, b. 1836; m. Olive Soule. 

(3) Mary Elizabeth Townsend, b. 1840; d. 1842. 

(4) Edward Francis Townsend, b. 1841 ; d. 1842. 

62. ii. Nathaniel, b. 31 March, 1769. 

63. iii. William, b. 16 Dec, 1770. 

iv. Hannah, b. 30 March, 1773; d. at Russell, N. Y., 26 Sept., 
1859 ; m. in Taunton, 7 Oct., 1792, Darius Wetherell, b. at 
Easton, 29 Jan., 1768; d. at Russell, N. Y., 30 Nov., 1854. 
• Children of Darius and Hannah (Danforth) Wetherell : 

1. Nancy Wetherell, b. at Easton, 8 Oct., 1793 ; m. Martin 

Norton. 

2. Ira Wetherell, b. 8 May, 1794, "carpenter" ; d. Ohio, 

11 Sept., 1819. 

3. Jarvis Wetherell, b. 22 Aug., 1799 ; d. Russell, 2 April, 

1881 ; m. 2 Oct., 1825, Vesta Blackmer, b. 6 Aug., 
1803, d. 25 May, 1876. 

4. Bradford Wetherell, b. 28 May, 1803 ; d. Russell, 

16 Oct., 1887; m. 1 Oct., 1828, Sophronia Randall, 
b. 18 Feb., 1809, d. 17 Nov., 1892. 
V. Abigail, b. 10 Sept., 1775 ; d. 27 May, 1871 ; m. 17 April, 
1796, Benjamin Horton, of Norton (son of James, of Reho- 
both). 

Children of Benjamin and Abigail (Danforth) Horton : 

1. Elizabeth Horton, b. 6 Dec, 1796; d. 31 Dec, 1821; 

m. 15 Feb., 1818, Ichabod Perry. 

2. Abigail Danforth Horton, b. 18 July, 1798; m. L. 

Walker. 

3. Lucinda Horton, b. 30 Jan., 1800 ; m. 15 Feb., 1818, 

William Coddington Verry. 

4. Mary Newcomb Horton, b. 22 Aug., 1801 ; m. William 

Day ; res. Troy, N. Y. 

5. Benjamin Everett Horton, b. 3 July, 1803 ; m. 18 March, 

1827, Eunice, dau. of Danforth. Children : 

(!) Eliza Eunice Horton. 

(2) Nancy Danforth Horton. 

(3) Helen Mar Horton. 

(4) Mary Everett Horton. 

6. Almira Horton, b. 18 Dec, 1804. 

7. Leiois Horton, b. 18 Dec, 1804 ; m. Charlotte Ting- 

sley. Children : 

(1) Solomon Horton. (3) Oliver Horton. 

(2) Francis Horton. (4) Lewis Horton. 



DANTORTH GENEALOGYT. 53 

8. Gideon Horton, b. 10 Nov., 1806; m. Almira Harvey. 

Children : 

(1) Francis E. Horton. (4) Martha Horton. 

(2) Mary A. Horton. (5) Eunice Horton. 

(3) William Horton. 

9. James Babbit Horton, b. 4 Feb., 1809 ; m. Eoxanna, 

dau. of Samuel and Anne (Woodward) Lincoln, of 
Norton, b. 13 Dec, 1817. Children: 

(1) Lucinda V. Horton. (3) J, Oliver Horton. 

(2) Henry W. Horton. (4) Abigail A, Horton. 

10. Oliver Danforth Horton, b. 4 Nov., 1810; d. 4 July, 

1833. 

11. Hannah Jane Horton, b. 14 Feb., 1813 j m. Silas R. 

Goff. Children : 

(1) Abby Jane Goff. 

(2) Mary E. Goff. 

12. Charles B. Horton ; m. Katrina Simonds. Children : 

(1) J. Oliver Horton. 

(2) Louisa Horton. 

(3) Elizabeth Horton. 

(4) Charles E. Horton. 

vi. Sally, b. 4 Feb., 1778 ; d. 26 Nov., 1863 ; her daughter, Al- 
mira, called '• the barking woman," from a strange affection of 
the voice, inherited her grandfather's property. 

vii. AsENATH, b. 25 Nov., 1780 ; d. Aug., 1828 ; m. James Westcott. 
Children of James and Asenath (Danforth) Westcott: 

1. Jane Westcott. 

2. George Westcott. 

viii. Ltdia, b. 4 Dec, 1783 ; d. 20 Sept., 1859. 
ix. Nanct, b. 15 Nov., 1786 ; d. 2 May, 1868 ; m. Otis Stanley, of 
Norton and Attleboro. 

Children of Otis and Nancy (Danforth) Stanley : 

1. Nancy Danforth Stanley ; m. Edward T. Richardson. 

2. Oliver Cromwell Stanley ; m. Ann M. Ellis. 

3. William A. Stanley ; m. Olive A. Shaw. 

4. Otis T. Stanley, b. 6 Sept., 1812; m. (1) 18 Jan., 

1835, Abigail W. Drake; m. (2) 24 Dec, 1853, 
Louisa Lincoln. 

5. Maria Stanley ; m. 11 Dec, 1842, Enos Richardson. 

6. Ira N. Stanley ; m. (1) Abby A. Carpenter; m. (2) 

Ann Turnley. 

7. Mary Ann Stanley ; m. 1 Jan., 1852, Nathaniel Walden. 

8. Juliet Danforth Stanley ; m. James Goss. 

9. John B. Stanley; m. 3 Aug., 1856, Nelly M. Went- 

worth. 
10. Betsey Emeline Stanley ; m. Benjamin W. Dawley. 

64. X. Oliver Ckomwell, b. 27 Feb., 1790. 





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68. 


viii. 



54 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

28. 

Job* (^Samuel,* Samuel,^ Samuel,- Nicholas^) , born at Taun- 
ton, 10 April, 1745; died in Providence, R. I., 23 Nov., 1838; 
married 5 Nov., 1769, Sarah, daughter of Peter and Sarah Coy, 
of Bristol, R. I., born in 1753, died 26 Aug., 1812. He served 
in the Revolution* ; called aftervs^ard " ensign " j name on pension 
roll, 1831; %10 per annum. 
Children : 

Samuel,« b. 7 Sept., 1770; d. unm. 5 Oct., 1795. 

OziAs, b. 20 Oct., 1772. 

Job, b. 9 Sept., 1774. 

Oliver, b. 4 Sept., 1776 ; unm. 

William, b. 26 Aug., 1777. 

Horatio, b. 28 April, 1780; lost at sea; d, unm. 1807. 

Catherine, b. 20 April, 1785 ; d. unm. 20 April, 1833. 

Walter Kaleigh, b. 1 April, 1787. 



29. 

Elkanah* {Samuel,* Samuel,^ Samuel,' ITicholas^), born in 
Taunton, 5 Aug., 1750; resided many years, and died at Wood- 
ford, Vt., 16 Feb., 1813; married 25 Nov., 1773, Sibyl Tisdale 
(born about 1755, died 31 May, 1818) . He was a very prominent 
citizen, chairman of the board of selectmen, etc. 

An ancient pocket memorandum-book, once the property of Rev. 
Samuel Danforth, of Taunton (subsequently the property of Elkanah 
Danforth, and now of his great-grandson, B. Franklin Danforth, Che- 
topa, Labette County, Kansas), contains many memoranda of pur- 
chases of land by said Rev. Samuel Danforth ; also these memoranda : 
"May 20, 1774, Ebenezer Severs & Elkanah Danforth hired the 
Decon Luscomb's pu (pew) taking one half to myselvef"; also, 
"Nov. 25, 1773, Elkanah Danforth maried to Sibble Tisdel"; 
also, "my son Georg Washington died June the 23, 1799, in the 
avanna on a Spanish Hon in the West Inges." 

Elkanah Danforthf was a corporal in Capt. Jonathan Shaw's 
CO., Col. John Daggett's regt., enlisted Aug. 21, 1778, discharged 
Sept. 1, 1778 ; service, 12 days, travel included, at Rhode Island. 
[Mass. Arch.] 

Children : 

69. i. Jonathan,^ b. 1 Oct., 1775. 

70. ii. George Washington, b. 29 Jan., 1776. 

* He was in Captain Esek Eddy's company of arrificera, acting as boatman ; service, 
from Aug. 8, 1778, 25 days, on an expedition to Rhode Island. [Mass. Arch.] 

t Elkanah Danford or Danforth, of Tamworth, N. H., descendant of "William of 
Newbury, was also a Revolutionary soldier. See his record in Part Second. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 55 

71. iii. James, b. 26 Jan., 1779. 

iv. Elizabeth, b. 13 April, 1782; m. Sylvester Armstrong, son of 
John Armstrong, of Norwich, Conn., b. at Bennington, Vt., 
14 Dec, 1780; d. Kirkland, N. Y., 29 March, 1851 ; m. at 
Woodford, Vt., 22 Dec, 1803. He was a farmer. Res. 
at Kirkland, N. Y. 

Children of Sylvester and Elizabeth (Dauforth) Armstrong : 

1. Harriet Armstrong, b. at Bennington, 16 Oct., 1804; 

m. 23 March, 1826, Silas Spencer. Child : 
Renben Danforth Spencer. 

2. Elkanah Dcwfortli Armstrong, b. at Bennington, 3 Aug., 

1807 ; m. 13 March, 1834, Eliza White, b. at Rowe, 
Mass., 6 May, 1815. Children of Elkanah D. and 
Eliza (White) Armstrong : 

(1) Caroline Elizabeth Armstrong, b. 7 June, 

1835 ; d. 1 March, 1839. 

(2) Liiman Danforth Armstrong, b. 6 June, 1837; 

d. at Exeter, N. Y., 5 July, 1860. 

(3) Chester White Armstrong, b. 2 Sept., 1840; 

d. 4 April, 1875 ; m. at Verona, N. Y., 10 
April, 1870, Eliza Satterlee, b. at Verona, 
7 Dec, 1849. 

(4) Emeline Mehetabel Armstrong, b. 19 June, 

1845 ; m. Fayette Nelson Satterlee. 

(5) Andalusia Melissa Armstrong, b. 31 May, 1853. 

3. Sylvester Armstrong, Jr., b. 14 Dec, 1809 ; d. 7 Nov., 

1885 ; m. 10 Dec, 1835, Olive Curtis, dau. of Levi 
and Elizabeth (Parmalee) Munger, b. 22 July, 1813. 
Children of Sylvester and Olive C. (Munger) Arm- 
strong : 

(1) Ellen Rosalie Armstrong, b. 8 Oct., 1836; 

m. George Henry Spencer. 

(2) Amos Parmalee Armstrong, b. 10 Oct., 1838 ; 

m. Catherine, dau. of James and Lydia 
House. 

(3) Harriet Elizabeth Armstrong, b. 25 Sept., 

1840 ; m. Sabine Lloyd. 

(4) Betsey Olive Armstrong, b. 27 June, 1843 ; 

d. 12 May, 1880 ; m. David Perry Stafford. 

(5) Sarah Anna Armstrong, b. 17 Oct., 1847 ; 

d. 16 Dec, 1890 ; m. George Nichols. 

(6) Elvira Munger Armstrong, b. 9 June, 1850; 

m. 1871, William Mercer. Child: Edith 
May Mercer, b. 3 July, 1872, m. Albert 
Luther, Franklin Iron Works, Oneida, N. Y. 

(7) Lillie Cecilia Armstrong, b. 22 Oct., 1857 ; 

m. Albert Luther. 

4. Alden Armstrong, b. 5 July, 1814; res. DeansviUe, 

N. Y. 



56 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

6. Henry Armstrong, b. 23 Feb., 1817 ; school teacher 
and farmer ; d. 27 Nov., 1846 ; m. 1842, Anna, dau. 

of and Nancy (Burdick) Coon, b. De Ruyter, 

N. Y., 5 May, 1816, d. 10 Nov., 1888. After Mr. 
Armstrong's death she m. (2) John S. Parslow, and 
(3) Micah Jepson. Child of Henry and Anna (Coon) 
Ai'mstrong : 

Cornelia Amanda Armstrong, b. at Lincklaen, 
N. Y., 19 Oct., 1842 ; m. 13 Sept., 1865, Henry 
Deloss, son of Henry Clark and Martha (Coon) 
Burdick, b. at Lincklaen, N. Y., 18 April, 1833. 
Res. New Woodstock, Madison County, N. Y. 
V. Benjamin, b. 2 April, 1785 ; d. unm. 7 Feb., 1809. 

72. vi. Henry, b. 13 July, 1793. 

30. 

Thomas* {Thomas,* Samuel,^ Samuel,^ JSTicholas^), born at 
Taunton, 2 June, 1731; died 8 Aug., 1782; married by Shu bael 
Conant, justice of the peace, 20 Feb., 1755, Martha Jacobs, of 
Mansfield, born in 1732, died 12 May, 1792. He resided at 
Middletown, Conn. 
Children : 

73. i. Thomas,^ b. 2 June, 1756. 

74. ii. Joseph, b. 17 Aug., 1758. 

iii. Sarah, b. 27 Feb., 1761 ; d. 28 Dec, 1827 ; m. 1 May, 1781, 
Oliver Boardman, fourth child of Timothy and Jemima (John- 
son) Boardmau, of Middletown, Ct. ; b. 2 Aug., 1758 ; d. 28 
July, 1826. 

Children of Oliver and Sarah (Danforth) Boardman : 

1. Sarah or Sally Boardman, b. 21 Feb., 1782 ; d. at Wa- 
watosa, Wis., 10 Feb., 1853 ; m. at Hartford, Ct., 24 
Nov., 1808, Simeon Stedman, b. at Stm-bridge, Mass., 
25 May, 1782, settled in Springfield, deacon Cong. 
Church (now Chicopee) ; he d. 5 Oct., 1842. It was 
during a temporary residence in Hartford that his 
dau. Harriet Priscilla (afterward wife of Rev. Luther 
Clapp) was born, on the day when the first mission- 
aries to the Sandwich Islands were ordained there. 
Children of Simeon and Sally (Boardman) Stedman : 

(1) Isaac Watts Stedman, b. 6 Feb., 1810 ; d. 28 

Jan., 1827. 

(2) Elizabeth Rowe Stedman, b. 1812 ; d. 23 Aug., 

1850. 

(3) Mary Boardman Stedman, b. 6 Dec, 1814 ; d. 

25 June, 1835. 

(4) Harriet Priscilla Stedman, b. 29 Sept., 1819 ; 

m. 29 June, 1845, Rev. Luther Clapp (son 



DANFORTH GENEAOLGT. 57 

of Ansel and Eunice (Wright) Clapp ; b. 
Westhamptou, 19 Oct., 1819); and had 
among other children, a dau. Sarah Board- 
man Clapp who went as a missionary to 
China, and there m. Rev. Chauncey Goodrich. 

(5) Simeon Boardman Stedman, b. July, 1822, 

drowned 13 March, 1832. 

(6) Timothy Boardman Stedman, b. 21 April, 

182G ; m. Eliza Jane Belcher ; d. 28 Nov., 
1892. 
.2. Thomas Danforth Boardman, b. 21 Jan., 1784 ; d. Hart- 
ford, Sept., 1873 ; m. 28 May, 1812, Elizabeth B. 
Lewis, b. in May, 1788. 

3. Oliver Boardman, b. 26 Aug., 1785 ; d. unm., 21 Feb., 

1811. 

4. Sherman Boardman, b. 10 July, 1787; d. 20 March, 

1861 ; m. 29 May, 1817, Henrietta, dau. of Col. Wil- 
liam Richards, of New London ; b. 22 Sept., 1788. 

5. Mary Frothingham Boardman, b. 28 March, 1790 ; d. 

unm., 11 May, 1822. 

6. Daniel Boardman, b. 1 Feb., 1792 ; d. 23 Sept., 1799. 

7. Martha Danforth Boardman, b. 19 Dec, 1793 ; d. 3 

Nov., 1860. 

8. Jerusha Boardman, b. 16 April, 1796; d. Elizabeth, 

N. J., 23 July, 1861. 

9. Timothy Boardman, b. 20 April, 1798 ; d. N. Y., 25 

Feb., 1825. 

10. Fanny Boardman,h. 20 April, 1800; d. 2 May, 1853 ; 

m. 6 April, 1831, Job Chandler, in business in N. Y. ; 
daus. Fanny, Sarah and Elizabeth Chandler, recently 
living in Elizabeth, N. J., 46 West Grant St. 

11. Daniel Elisha Boardman,h. 5 Sept., 1802 ; d. 26 Aug., 

1803. 
iv. Samuel, b. 17 May, 1763 ; d. 30 July, 1764. 

75. V. Edward, b. 20 March, 1765. 

76. vi. Jonathan, b. 14 Dec, 1766. 

77. vii. William, b. 7 Feb., 1769. 

78. viii. Daniel, b. 25 Jan., 1771. 

79. ix. Samuel, b. 10 April, 1774. 

31. 

Elijah" {Thomas,* Samuel,^ Samuel,^ N'icholas^), born at 
Taunton, 20 March, 1733; died at Norton, 12 Feb., 1809; mar- 
ried 1 Oct., 1761, Susannah, daughter of Dea. Benjamin and Sarah 
(Allen) Copeland* of Norton, born 1 April, 1740; died 12 March, 
1816. 

* Benjamin Copeland was son of William Copeland and Mary, dau. of John and 
Ruth (Alden) Bass, Ruth being a dau. of the Mayflower passengers John Alden and 
Priscilla, dau. of Mr. William MuUins. 



58 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

Elijah Danforth,® born in Taunton, went with his father's family 
to Norwich, Ct. ; learned blacksmith's trade ; settled in Norton, 
Mass. All their children were born in Norton. 

"The news of the Ba,ttle of Lexington, April 19, 1775, reached 
Norton the same day, and before sunrise of the 20th, two compa- 
nies left town for the scene of action. In one of these, commanded 
by Capt. Seth Gilbert, was Elijah Danforth. He continued in ser- 
vice during the war.* 
Children : 

80. i. Elijah,^ b. 12 Sept., 1762. 

ii. Susannah, b. 8 June, 1764 ; d. in Mercer, Me., 5 Jan., 1838 ; 
m. Daniel Burr, who removed from North Oxford to Mercer, 
Me., about 1801. 

Children of Daniel and Susannah (Danforth) Burr: 

1. Letitia Burr, b. at N. Oxford, Me., 1799 ; m. John 

Gates, of Worcester. 

2. Daniel Burr, b. at N. Oxford, Me., 31 Jan., 1795 ; d. 

at Hingham, 15 Sept., 1874 ; m. Lucy Lane Andrews. 
Children: (i.) Daniel Horace, b. 19 Feb., 1838; 
killed at Gettysburg, 2 July, 1863. (ii.) Anna Cath- 
erine, b. 5 Feb., 1842. 

3. Anna Palmer Burr, m. Rev. Sewell Paine, son of Wm. 

and Relief (Ward) Paine, b. at Leicester, 1 Nov., 
1806; Bowd. ColL 1835 ; Bangor Theo. Sem. 1838; 
ord. Montgomery, Vt., 1842 ; afterwards at Rumford 
and Monson, Me., Quechee, Vt, and Granville, N. Y.; 
d. 4 March, 1877. 

4. Polly Burr, ni. Rev. Mr. Simpson, of Craftsbury, Vt. 

5. Experience Burr, d. unm., at AVorcester, at her sister 

Gates'. 

6. John Burr, b. 1777-8; d. 10 May, 1843. 

81. iii. Thomas, b. 17 May, 1766. 

iv. Sarah, b. 21 Jan., 1768 ; d. 5 Nov., 1831 ; m. 3 Aug., 1790, 
Jonathan Hodges, son of Joua. and Abigail (Sanford) Hodges, 
b. 18 April, 1763. d. 28 March, 1814,''in Norton. Jonathan 
Hodges at the age of 17 years served in the American Army in 
the Revolution. He was stationed at West Point at the time 
of the treachery of Benedict Arnold. He served also later in 
Rhode Island. After the war he followed the occupations of 

* Following is the official abstract of his service : " Private, Capt. Seth Gilbert's (2d 
Norton) compnny, Col, John Daggett's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 
19th, 177-5; service, 5 days"; he was also in " Capt. Isaac Hodges' co., Col. George 
Williams' regt.; service from Sept. 25, 1777, to Oct. 31, 1777, 1 mo., 6 days, on a 
secret expedition" ; also in " Capt. Samuel White's co.. Col. Thos. Carpenter's regt.; 
enlisted Aug. 18, 1778; discharged Sept. 9, 1778; service, 23 days, on expedition to 
Pvhode Island" ; also in " Capt. Israel Trow's co., Col. Isaac Dean's (Bristol County) 
regt.; enlisted Aug. 1, 1780; discharged Aug. 7, 1780; service, 9 days, at Hhode 
Island on the Alarm of Aug. 1, 1780." [Mass. Arch.] 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 59 

his father, being a farmer and also running a fulling-mill. He 
■was assessor and also selectman of Norton for a number of 
years, and was captain of one of the Norton militia companies. 
Children of Jonathan and Sarah (Danforth) Hodges : 

1. Sarah Hodges, b. 1 March, 1794 ; d. at Augusta, Me., 

3 Aug., 1865. 

2. Siisaxnah Hodges, b. 5 Oct., 1796 ; d. 7 Jan., 1880. 

3. Jonathan Eodges,h.M-Avch.,\l^^ ; d. at Taunton, 10 

Nov., 1866. Jonathan Hodges, Jr., was quite a me- 
chanical genius and a number of his inventions of im- 
proved details of steam locomotives came into general 
use. He had a decided taste for music and belonged 
to the " Old Taunton Band," and to a double quartette 
of vocalists, both locally quite celebrated. 

4. Almon Danforth Hodges, b. 25 Jan., 1801 ; d. at Ports- 

mouth, R. L, 27 Sept., 1878 ; m. 5 Oct., 1827, Mar- 
tha, dau. of Samuel and Sally (Brown) Comstock, 
b. 1807, d. 29 Aug., 1849. He m. (2) 17 Dec, 
1850, Jane Hudson (Glazier) Leonard. She died in 
Eoxbury 3 Nov., 1901. 

In 1816 he became clerk in a grocery store m 
Providence, R. I. ; from 1818 to 1823 he was in the 
service of John D. and Moses AYiUiams, of Boston; 
after which, in the firm of Stimson & Hodges, he 
conducted successfully the grocery business in Provi- 
dence during 22 years. Returning to Boston in 1845, 
he entered upon the wholesale grocery trade, and with 
several partners, one of whom was James H, Dan- 
forth (No. 330), continued until 1850, when he be- 
came president of the Washington Bank of Boston, 
His financial ability, strict integrity and pleasant man- 
■ ners led to his being chosen to many positions of 
trust ; director of the Weybosset and National banks 
of Providence; president of the Roxbury Institution 
for Savings; one of the organizers of the Boston 
Clearing House. Always interested in military mat- 
ters, he was prominent in militia in Boston and Prov- 
idence. In the Dorr war of 1842 he did important 
service; after which he organized the Providence 
Horse Guards, of which he became colonel, and rep- 
resented the city of Providence in the Rhode Island 
legislature. 

On the outbreak of the war of the Rebellion, though 
too old to enter active service, he organized and com- 
manded the Roxbury Horse Guards, and used his in- 
fluence and means in upholding the government 
With a good voice and musical capability, he belonged 
to several musical societies. He was president of 
the N. E. Historic Genealogical Society, and compiled 
at his own expense a second edition of the Gene- 



60 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 



alogical Record of the Hodges Family in New 
England. 

Children of Almon Danforth Hodges : 

(1) Danforth Comstock Hodges, b. 15 Sept., 1831 ; 

m. 1 July, 1863, Mary Ives, dau. of Henry 
Augustus and Julia Ann (Haughton) Rich- 
ards, b. 28 Ajiril, 1840. A member of the 
firm of Geo. Blackburn & Co. ; trustee of the 
Roxbury Institution for Savings ; clerk of 
St. James Episcopal Church. Children : (i.) 
Almon Danforth Hodges, b. 17 Feb., 1865 ; 
.H. U., A.B. 1889; il.D. 1893; res. Rox- 
bury. (ii.) Martha Comstock Hodges, b. 12 
June, 1860 ; m. John F. F. Brewster, (iii.) 
Mary Ivers Richards Hodges, b. 22 May, 
1874. (iv.) Jennie Leonard Hodges, b. 29 
July, 1876 ; m. Rev. Victor Menet Haughton. 
(v.) Anne Chester Hodges, b. 1 June, 1878. 

(2) WUliam Townsend Hodges, b. 21 Oct., 1833 ; 

d. 6 April, 1865 ; fell while leading his 
squadron in the battle of Bm-ksville, Va. 

(3) George Foster Hodges, b. 12 Jan., 1837 ; d. of 

camp fever, at Hall's Hill, Va., 31 Jan., 1862. 

(4) Frederick Stimson Hodges, b. 29 Sept., 1839 ; 

d. in 27 days. 

(5) Frederick Stimpson Hodges, b. 15 Oct., 1840. 

He was civil engineer in the construction of 
several Western railroads. He held a com- 
mission as lieutenant from the State of Iowa 
for brief service in 1861, and was for a year 
in service in the U. S. gunboat Daylight in 
the Atlantic blockading squadron. 

(6) Almon Danforth Hodges, Jr., b. 16 July, 1843 ; 

H. C. 1864; Freiberg, Saxony, 1865-8 ; has 
performed a succession of remarkable investi- 
gations, developments, inventions and explo- 
rations in Mining Engineering and Metal- 
lurgy, which have enrolled his name in the 
highest rank of his profession. California, 
Nevada, Peru, Arizona, Mexico and other 
regions have been in turn the scenes of his 
diligent and brilliant operations. He is a 
member of various societies and clubs, tech- 
nical and social, has written several valuable 
reports, translated some text books from the 
German, etc. [See article in N. Y. Eng. and 
Min. Jour., 18 July, 1891]. He m. 10 July, 
1882, Bertha Louisa Bernard, of Oakland, 
Cal., b. 12 Aug., 1863, d. in 1884. Child: 
Frederic Stimson Hodges, b. 16 June, 1883. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 61 

(7) Francis Olney Hodges, b. 16 May, 1846; d. 

18 May, 1852. 

(8) Carroll Hodges, b. 4 Oct., 1848; d. 4 Sept., 

1849. 

(9) Amory Glazier Hodges, b. 19 Dec, 1852 ; m. 

Alice, dau. of Robt. T. and Harriet (Davis) 
Woodward, b. 15 Jan., 1855. 
(10) Edward Carroll Hodges, b. 24 Dec, 1855. 
5. Neivton Sanford Hodges, b. 25 Oct., 1802 ; d. 7 Jan., 
1861 ; m. Susannah W. Lane. 

Children of Newton and Susannah W. (Lane) Hodges : 
(1) Emily Hodges, b. 1831 ; m. Seneca Sanford 
(firm of Estes and Lauriat, booksellers, Bos- 
ton). 
2) Charles Hodges, b. and d. in 1834. 

(3) Frank Newton Hodges, b. 1835. 

(4) Sarah Hodges, b. 1838. 

(5) David L. Hodges, b. 1841. 

T. Anna (Nancy), b. 19 March, 1770 ; d. 8 Sept., 1851 ; m. 1 Oct., 
1794, George, son of Rev. Joseph and Sarah (Eames) Palmer, 
of Norton; he was b. 27 April, 1771, and d. at Sunkhays, Me., 
26 Dec, 1809. 

vi. Eunice, b. 6 Dec, 1771 ; d. 15 Aug., 1852; m. 12 Nov., 1794, 
her cousin, Dea. Daniel Lane ; b. 22 April, 1771 ; d. 1 Nov., 
1857. • 

Children of Daniel and Anna (Danforth) Lane : 

1. Eunice Lane, b. 18 July, 1796 ; d. unm., 24 Jan., 1825. 

2. Daniel Lane, \). 4 Sept., 1797; m, Hannah (Bassett) 

Edson. 

3. Bradford Lane, b. 19 April, 1799 ; d. 7 Dec, 1834. 

4. Lttvinia Lane, b. 14 March, 1801 ; m. 30 Jan., 1826, 

James Waterman Perry. 

5. Thomas Danforth Lane, b. 14 March, 1803. 

6. Clarissa Lane, b. 26 Sept., 1804; d. 7 Feb., 1825. 

7. Albert Lane, b. 27 Sept., 1806 ; m. Elmira, dau. of 

James Godfrey, of Taunton. 

8. Ephraim Lane, b. 1 April, 1809 ; m. 22 Sept., 1834, 

Almyra A. Chase. 

9. Harrison Lane, b. 2Q March, 1811 ; m. Mary Augusta 

Babbitt. Dau. Julia Babbitt Lane. 
10. Benjamin Copeland Lane, b. 22 Dec, 1812. 

82. vii. Samuel, b. 16 Oct., 1773. 

viii. Margaket, b. 5 Nov., 1775; d. 22 June, 1844; m. Hon. Sam- 
uel Metcalf Pond, of Bucksport, Me., judge of probate, Han- 
cock CO. 

Childi'en of Samuel M. and Margaret (Danforth) Pond: 
1. Orella Ann Pond, b. 26 July, 1807 ; d. at Curacoa, 12 
Feb., 1837 ; m. Dr. Thomas Thompson, son of Dr. 
Abraham R. T., of Charlestown. 



62 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

2. Elijah Danforth Pond, b. 26 Feb., 1809 ; d. at San Di- 

ego, Cal., Dec, 1849. 

3. George Pond, M.D., b. 24 Oct., 1810 ; d. at Bucks- 

port, Me., 24 March, 1858 ; m. 24 June, 1846, Sarah, 
dau. of John Lee, Esq., of Bucksport. Grad. Bowd. 
Coll. 

4. Stephen Decatur Pond, h. 12 Feb., 1813; d. 10 Oct., 

1841. 

5. Samuel Metcalf Pond, b. 3 Feb., 1815; d. N. Y., 18 

April, 1875; m. 16 Dec, 1840, Harriet L. Pond, 
dau. of Dr. Oliver Pond, of New York. 

6. Margaret Pond, b. 28 July, 1817 ; m. Joseph L. Stone, 

of Boston ; d. 29 Feb., 1844. 

83. ix. Asa, b. 6 April, 1779. 

84. X. Benjamin, b. 27 Nov., 1782. 

xi. Charles, b. 13 June, 1784; m. Susan Mansfield; d. in Norton, 
at the house of his brother Thomas, 12 Oct., 1821. 

33. 

JOHN^ {Thomas,* Samuel,^ Samuel,"^ JVicJiolas^) , born at 
Norwich, Conn., 12 March, 1740-1; died at Ellsworth, O., 31 
Jan., 1799; married 10 Sept., 1767, Elizabeth Hartshorn, born 
25 May, 1746. Eesided at Norwich. 

Children : 

i. JoHN,^ b. 5 Nov., 1768 ; became a j)hysician; d. of consumption, 
in Norwich, 30 Oct., 1791. 
86. ii. Samuel, b. 25 June, 1770. 

iii. Elizabeth, b. 22 Sept., 1771; son George H. Danforth, b. 29 
May, 1806, was residing in 1866 with his aunt Sally. 

iv. Sarah (Sally), b. 12 March, 1783; m. first, Baker; m. 

second, Converse, and resided in 1866 with stepson Wil- 
liam Converse. 

V. Ltdia, b. 18 Feb., 1786 ; d. 15 May, 1848 ; m. Joseph Tift, 
b. in 1798, at Ivingston, R. I., d. at Ellsworth, O., 1873. 
Children of Joseph and Lydia (Danforth) Tift : 

1. Lydta G. H. Tift, b. at Ellsworth, O., in 1822 ; d. in 

Wisconsin in 1875 ; m. Amos Ives, of Wisconsin. 

2. Jose-ph A. Tift, b. 17 March, 1827 ; d. at Southington, 

O., 16 Jan., 1890; m. (1) Fanny Morton; m. (2) 
Lucena E. Chalkers. 

vi. Mary, b. 7 Aug., 1788 ; m. John Nichols, of Norwich. 

35. 

Thomas* {Thomas,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ Nicholas^), born 
in Billerica, 8 July, 1735; died 1771; married 5 Aug., 1758, 
Abigail Fox; she died in 1772. 





1. 




ii. 


87. 


iii, 


[88. 


iv. 




V. 


89. 


\i. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 63 

Children : 

Rebecca,^ b. 25 April, 1759. 
Hanxah, b. 26 March, 1761. 
Joseph, b. 6 May, 17G3. 
John ; went to Enfield.] 
Sibyl, b. 9 July, 1767. 
Thojias, b. 28'Dec., 1771. 

36. 
Capt. Elijah* {Thomas,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ Nicholas^), 
born in Billerica, 8 Aug., 1737; died about Nov., 1792; married 
24 Nov., 1768, Elizabeth, daughter of David and Sarah (Dan- 
forth) Osgood, born 14 Feb., 1750. [See 16, Samuel.] 

He was on the enlistment committee of the town ; was a lieu- 
tenant in Capt. Jonathan Stickuey's company, and with it at 
Bunker Hill.* Is said to have served in French and Indian war at 
Fort William Henry, in 1758. His estate was administered on 
15 Nov., 1792, by Joseph Brown, of Tewksbury. 
Children : 
i. Elizabeth^ (" Betty "), b. 6 Dec, 1769. 
ii. Elijah, born and died in 1772. 
iii. Maky (" Molly "), b. 14 Oct., 1773. 
iv. Elijah, b. 23 Oct., 1776. 
V. TniOTHY, b. 16 May, 1780. 
vi. Fraxcis, b. 3 Oct.,"l782. 
vii. Charles (posthumous), b. 9 May, 1793. 

* His full service is thus officially indicated : Private, Capt. Jonathan Stickney's 
company, Col. Bridge's regt. of minute men, -u-hich marched an the alarm of April 
19, 1775; service, 6 days ; also Lieutenant, same co. ; list of officers to be 
commissioned ; ordered in Provincial Congress May 27, 1775, that commissions be de- 
livered said officers; also 1st Lieutenant same co. and regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 
1, 1775 ; engaged April 25, 1775 ; service, 3 months, 14 days ; also company return, 
dated Cambridge, Sept. 25, 1775 ; also 1st Lieut. Capt. Abishai Brown's co. ; list of 
officers granted beating orders by Provincial Congress April 11, 1776, for enlisting 
men to serve in a regiment to be raised to fortify the tOAvn and harbor of Boston ; said 
Danforth granted orders for Middlesex Co.; also Captain, Col. Thos. Nixon's (6th) 
reg. ; Continental Army, pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to Feb. 1, 1779 ; 
reported retired as a supernumerary Peb. 1, 1779 ; also, 8th co. Col. Nixon's (4tli) 
regt. ; muster roll dated Van Schaick's Island, Sept. 2, 1777, and sworn to in camp 
near Stillwater ; appointed Jan. 1, 1777; also, same co. and regt.; muster roll for 
Nov. and Dec, 1777, dated Albany; also, same regt.; pay abstracts for rations from 
July 1, 1777, to Jan. 1, 177S, dated Albany; also, 8th co., Col. Nixon's regt.; muster 
roll made up from Jan. 3, 1778, to May 4, 1778 ; also, same regt. ; return of officers for 
clothing; receipt for said clothing dated Boston, April 30, 1778 ; also, same regt; re- 
turn of officers for clothing dated Boston, Nov. 24, 1778 ; reported deranged Nov. 17; 
177S ; also, same regt. ; return of men in camp on or before Aug. 15, 1777, certified in 
camp near Peekskill, Feb. 16, 1779; also, order for gratuity, payable to William 
Stickney, Esqr., signed by said Danforth, dated Billerica, Sept. 26, 1779. 



64 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 



37. 

Jonathan* (^Jonathan,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan^^ Nicholas^ ^ ^ 
born in Billerica, 10 Nov., 1714; died in Hollis, N. H., 3 March, 
1747; married in Hollis, 24 May, 1743, Anna (was she not a 
daughter of Benjamin and Mary (Abbot?) Blanchard, born 22 Nov., 
1722 ?) He was a selectman of Hollis, 1746 ; a town officer at its 
first town meeting. 

Children : 

i. ANNA,«b. 7 Feb., 1744; m. 7 Feb., 1765, James Laws, b. 12 
March, 1742. 

Children of James and Anna (Danforth) Laws : 

1. Elizabeth Laws, b. 28 July, 1766. 

2. Anna Laws, h. 18 Feb., 1768. 

90. ii. Jonathan, b. 20 July, 1745. 

91. ill. David, b. 24 Jan., 1747. 



38. 

Benjamin' (Jonathan,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,' I^icholas^') ^ . 
born in Billerica, 8 Dec, 1724 ; died at Hillsboro, N. H., 10 Oct., 
1816; married 7 April, 1750, Mary, daughter of Benjamin and 
Mary (Stearns) Frost, born 20 April, 1727. He was a black- 
smith. Tradition says he was at Lexington with his son Jonathan ; 
that his wife and another son sat up all night running bullets.* He 
was one of the first settlers of Hillsboro, N. H. 

Children ; 

* The entries in Mass. Archives relating to Benjamin Danforth and Benjamin, Jr., 
all seem to belong to No. 38 and his son, No. 92 ; only one contains the definite term 
" Jr." ; they are presented in order of time, without any attempt at dividing the 
honors. "Tewksbury. Private in a company commanded by Lieut. Thomas Clark, 
Col. Green's regiment, -which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 2 days." 
"Private, Capt. Solomon Pollard's co. of Minute Men, Col. Green's regt., which 
marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 8 days." «' Benjamin, Jr. Private, 
detachment from Lexington militia company under command of John Bridge ; 
service, from May 11 to May 15, 1775, 5 days, at Cambridge, by order of the 
Committee of Safety." " BiUerica. Private, Capt. Solomon Kidder's co., Col, 
Brooks' regt. ; return of men in service at White Plains, endorsed ' 1776 ';" " Lexing- 
ton. List of men drafted from militia to march to Horse Neck under command of 
Col. Brooks [year not given], but who failed to join regt. ; reported drafted into Capt. 
Hunt's CO." " Private, Capt. Abishai Brown's co.. Col. John Robinson's regt. ; enlisted 
Aug. 1, 1777 ; service, 5 months, 4 days, at Rhode Island." " Private, Capt. Joseph 
Bradley Varnura's co.. Col. Mcintosh's regt.. Brig. Gen. Lovell's brigade; enlisted 
July 29, 1778; discharged Sept. 11, 1778; service, 1 month, 18 days, travel included, 
on expedition to Rhode Island ; roll dated Dracut." 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 65 

92. i. Benjamin," b. 23 May, 1751. 

ii. Mary, b. 21 Sept., 1*752 ; m. 28 March, 1775, Timothy Levi- 
stone, son of Seth and Mary (Sprake) Levistone, of Billerica, 
b. 13 Feb., 1750. 

Children of Timothy and Mary (Danforth) Levistone : 

1. Mary Levistone, b. 23 Dec., 1777 ; m. 7 Jan., 1798, 

John Lane, and had children George and Timothy 
Lane. 

2. Timothy Levistone, b. 9 Oct., 1779. 

3. Alice Levistone, b. .Jan., 1783. 

4. Julia Levistone, b. 9 May, 1785 ; m. William Kittredge. 

5. Jepthah Levistone, b. Nov., 1787. 

92a. iii. Jonathan, b. 20 July, 1754. 
92b. iv. Samuel, b. 24 Aug., 1756. 

V. Elizabeth, born same day. 

vi. Abel, b. 13 March, 1758 ; d. unm. in the army, at Crown Point, 
of small pox, 14 July, 1776. 

vii. Anna, b. 7 Sept., 1759 ; m, Thomas Levistone. 

93. viii. Peter, b. 25 May, 1761. 

ix. Aaron, b. 4 March, 1763 ; d. 20 Sept., 1765. 
X. Abigail, born and died in 1766. 
xi. Abial, b. 16 May, 1767 ; d. 5 April, 1792. 
xii. Aaron, b. 6 Oct., 1768; d. 3 Sept., 1775. 
[xiii. Rebecca.] 

39. 

Lieut. Joseph' (Sa7nuel,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,' ITicholas^), 
born in Billerica, 30 June, 1720; died 30 March, 1795; married 
Mary A., daughter of Andrew and Hannah (Jeffs) Richardson, 
born 26 May, 1722, died 1 Dec, 1789. He removed to Dunstable, 
the part now Tyngsborough, where he became a leading citizen. 

"Joseph Danforth, of Tyngsborough, gent," made will 20 Dec, 
1794; prob. 21 April, 1795; bequeathed to "my children being 
five in number," viz.: "Mary Taylor, Abigail Farwell, Hannah 
Taylor, Lucy Lund and Josiah Danforth " ; mentions deceased chil- 
dren Rebecca Whitney ("who left no child"); Rhoda, wife of 
Theodore French, whose portion had been paid ; and bequeathed to 
daughter-in-law Sarah and grandchildren Joseph and Josiah D. (to 
each of whom he gave a "firelock fowling piece," adding his "desk" 
to Joseph's portion), and Mary D. 
Children : 
i. Mart,« b. 5 Feb., 1745 ; d. 5 Dec, 1813 ; m. 8 Jan., 1766, Jonas 
Taylor, b. at Dunstable, 30 Nov., 1739, d. 15 Dec, 1823. 
Chad: 
Danforth Taylor, b. 30 Oct., 1769 ; d. at Stoddard, N. H., 
4 Jan., 1858. 



66 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

H. Abigail, b. 10 Aug., 1748 ; m. Farwell. 

iii. Hannah, b. 20 Aug., 1751 ; m. 15 May, 1778, Jacob Taylor, 
iv. Joseph, b. 19 May, 1754. "Joseph Uanforth, Jr., of Dunsta- 
ble," was a "private in Capt. Leonard Butterfield's co.. Col. 
Eben. Bridges' regt. of Minute Men, which marched on the 
alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge ; left place of ren- 
dezvous April 28, 1775 ; service 10 days." [Mass, Arch,] 
94. V. JosiAH, b. 8 Jan., 1757. 

vi. Rebecca, b. 5 March, 1759; d. 12 Feb., 1794; m. 23 June, 

1779, Lieut. Benjamin Whitney, 
vii. Lucy, b. 6 Jan., 1766 ; m. 25 Aug., 1785, Stephen Lund. He 

d. 20 May, 1821. 
viii. Rhoda, b. 22 April, 1769 ; d. 20 May, 1790 ; m. 4 Oct., 1781 
(sic), Theodore French, of Dunstable. 

Children of Theodore and Rhoda (Danforth) French : 

1. Rhoda French, b. 9 July, 1782. 

2. Joseph French, b. 22 Nov., 1783. 

3. Rebecca French, b. 4 June, 1785. 

4. Theodore French, b. 19 Dec, 1786. 

5. Jacob French, b. 24 Oct., 1789 ; d. 15 April, 1790. 

40. 

Samuel* (^Samuel,* Jonathan,^ Jonaihauy^ Nicholas^) , bom 
in Billerica, 24 June, 1722; married 11 Feb., 1747-8, Mary, 
daughter of Seth Ross, of Billerica, born 1 Oct., 1726. Resided 
in Billerica. 
Children : 
i. Mart,* b. 15 June, 1749. 
94-l.ii. Samuel, b. 28 Sept., 1752. 
iii. Sarah, b. 5 Jan., 1755. 
iv. Sarah, b. 30 April, 1757. 
V. Rebecca, b. 3 Dec, 1759. 

vi. Seth,* b. 3 June, 1762; m. Judith Dunkin. Was a Revolution- 
ary soldier. 

• Seth. Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce Continenta] Army for the terra 
of 6 months, agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780, returned as received of Justin Ely, 
Commissioner, by Maj. Peter Harwood of 6th Mass. regt., at Springfield, July 3, 1780 ; 
age, 19 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 6 in.; complexion, light; engaged for town of Billerica; 
marched to camp July 3, 1780, under command of Lieut. Daniel Frye of the artificers ; 
also, pay roU for 6 months men raised by the town of Billerica for service in the Con- 
tinental Army during 1780 ; marched June 29, 1780 ; discharged July 18, 1780 ; ser- 
vice, 1 mo.; reported 220 miles from home; also, receipt dated Billerica, June 18, 
1781, for bounties paid said Danforth and others, on behalf of several classes of the 
town of Billerica, to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 3 years ; also 
descriptive list of men raised in Middlesex Co., agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780, 
as returned by Joseph Hosmer, Superintendent for the said county ; age, 18 yrs. ; 
stature, 5 ft. | in.; complexion, light; hair, light; eyes, blue; occupation, farmer; 
engaged for town of Billerica; engaged March 29, 1781 ; term, 3 years. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 67 

94-2.vii. JosiAH, b. 4 July, 1765 ; baptismal record calls him "Isaac." 
94a. viii. Joseph, b. 3 June, 1767. 

ix. Zadoc, b. 26 Aug., 1770 ; was owner of certain books or pamph- 
lets which had come down in the Danforth family, now in 
possession of A. M. Dorrs, of Lowell, in one of which is 
written : 

" Zadock Danforth, his book 1781. 
Mary Danforth her book 1787. 

John Piper is to have this book when he comes to be 
a man that is 21 yrs of age. 
John Piper left Zadock Danforth. 
Sarah Danforth her book 1794 
Polly Danforth." 



41. 

Thomas* {Samuel,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ JVichoIas^), born 
in Billerica, 11 May, 1724; removed to Dunstable, and later to 
Tyringham; married 16 Oct., 1744, Sarah Butterfield, of Chelms- 
ford. He was a Revolutionary soldier.* 

Children : 

95. i. Thomas,* b. 20 Feb., 1744-5. 

96. ii. Asa, b. 25 July, 1746. 

97. iii. John, b. 17 Feb., 1748. 

iv. Sarah, b. 18 June, 1749 ; m. 11 June, 1772, Daniel Dodge, b. 
in Salem, 23 May, 1743, d. 1805 ; private in battle of Lexing- 
ton, according to Hist. Palmer. Resided at Palmer. 
Children of Daniel and Sarah (Danforth) Dodge : 

1. Sarah Dodge, b. 18 Sept., 1773. 

2. Betsey Dodge, b. 9 July, 1775 ; m. Dec, 1794, Philip 

Reynolds, b. at Fonda, N. Y., 7 Feb., 1767 ; d. 7 
July, 1837 ; she d. 18 April, 1859. 

•Thomas (Danford). Corporal, Capt. Noah Lankton's co., Col. Mark Hopkin's (1st 
Berkshire County) regt. ; entered service July 15, 1776; discharged July 31, 1776; 
Bervice, 17 days, on expedition to the Highlands, N. Y., by order of Brig. Gen. John 
Fellows. 

Thomas. [In] (Late) Capt. George King's co., Col. Benjamin Simond's detachment of 
Berkshire Co. militia ; enlisted Dec. 16, 1776 ; discharged March 24, 1777 ; service, 98 
days at Ticonderoga ; also. Corporal, same co. and regt. ; muster roll dated Ticonde- 
roga, Feb. 25, 1777; enlistment to expire March 15, 1777; also. Corporal, Capt. 
Ezekiel Hearick's co.. Col. John Ashley's regt., Brig. Gen. Fellows' (Berkshire Co.) 
brigade; entered service Sept. 22, 1777; discharged Oct. 10, 1777; service, 19 days; 
company ordered out by Maj. Gen. Gates to reinforce Northern Army; roll certified 
at Tyringham ; also, private, Capt. Hearick's co., Col. Ashley's regt. ; enlisted Oct. 13, 
1781 ; discharged Oct. 20, 1781 ; service. 12 days, travel included; company marched 
from Berkshire Co. under command of Lieut. Col. John Collar, by order of Col. John 
Ashley, Jr., on an alarm. 



68 ^ DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

Children of PhUip and Betsey (Dodge) Reynolds : 

(1) Philip Reynolds, Jr., b. 16 Sept., 1797; m. 

Louise Richard ; was a lawyer in New York 
city. 

(2) Clara Reynolds, b. 2 Nov., 1803 ; m. Samuel 

Maverick. 

(3) Sarah Reynolds, b. 1 Oct., 1805; m. Jacob 

Burke. 

(4) Elizabeth Reynolds, b. 2 March, 1808; m. 

Richard John Everett ; whose gr. dau. Mrs. 
Helen Elizabeth (Townsend) Yard, has con- 
tributed valuable information of this branch. 

(5) Peter Reynolds, b. 4 June, 1810; m. Louisa 

Churchill. 

(6) Mary Reynolds, b. 10 Aug., 1812; m. Dr. 

Abram Ten Eyck Hilton. 

(7) Nancy Reynolds, b. 24 Sept., 1814. 

(8) Alexander Reynolds, b. 22 Nov., 1817. 

(9) Jane D. Reynolds, b. 20 Sept., 1819 ; m. Al- 

fred Wheeler. 

3. Fanny Dodge, b. 8 July, 1776. 

4. Lucy Dodge, b. 4 Feb., 1778. 

5. Daniel Danforth Dodge, b. 14 June, 1779. 

6. Nahby Dodge, b. 28 Aug., 1780. 

7. John Dodge, b. 19 March, 1784. 

8. Francis Dodge, b. 25 Sept., 1785. 

V. Samuel, b. at Dunstable, 20 July, 1751. 
97a. vi. Jonathan, b. 21 Dec, 1752. 
97i. vii. RuFus, b. date unknown. 



42. 

John* {Samuel,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ ITicholas^), born at 
Billerica, 14 Feb., 1730; removed to Andover ; married 6 March, 
1755, by Rev. Samuel Phillips, Elizabeth, daughter of Samuel and 
Sarah Wilson, of Bill., born 10 Oct., 1732. [Compare vs^ith Nos. 
48a and 98.] 

Child : 
98. John, Jr.," b. 23 July, 1756. 



43. 

Joshua' {SamueU* Jonathan,'^ Jonathan,'^ Nicholas^), horn at 
Billerica, 24 Feb., 1732; removed to Woburn ; married 25 July, 
1754, in W., Kezia, daughter of John and Kezia (Wyman) Reed, 
born 8 Jan., 1736. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY, 69 

Children : 

99. i. Joshua,' b. 14 Dec, 1754. 
ii. Kezia, b. 11 Aug., 1757. 

iii. Lucy, b. 23 Feb., 1759 ; d. 14 June, 1853 ; m. in 1782, William, 
60U of William and Lydia Sweetser, b. 9 April, 1759 ; d. 23 
une, 1847. 
Children of William and Lucy (Danforth) Sweetser : 

1. Lucy Sweetser, b. 10 Jan., 1783: m. 9 April, 1805, 

Joseph, sou of Benj. Bullard and Anne (Mansfield) 
Raddin. 

2. Nancy Sioeetser, b. 15 Jan., 1785 ; d. 10 Jan., 1805 ; m. 

24 April, 1803, Samuel, son of Samuel and Hannah 
Copp, b. in 1782, d. 8 March, 1844. 

3. Sophia Sweetser, b. 19 Jan., 1787 ; d. Dec, 1825; m. 

3 April. 1806, Samuel Copp, above (second wife). 

4. William Sweetser, b. 29 May, 1789 ; d. 17 Nov., 1858; 

m. 1813, Judith, dau. of Jona. and Abby (Rogers) 
Bond. 

5. Henry Sweetser, b. 12 Aug., d. 3 Oct., 1791. 

6. Charles Sweetser, b. 12 May, 1793 ; d. 24 July, 18G5 ; 

m. 29 Aug., 1815, Nancy, dau. of Richard and Eliza 
Mansfield, b. in 1792, d. 3 Oct., 1835 ; m. (2) 28 Feb., 
183G, Sally (Raddin) Bond, b. 19 Feb., 1797 ; d. 2 
May, 1873 ; widow of Jona. Bond. 

7. Sully Sweetser,h. 1 Sept., 1795 ; d. 1 Dec, 1882 ; m. 19 

Nov., 1818, Milton, son of Jona. and Abby (Rogers) 
Bond, b. 17 April, 1798, d. 12 May, 1884. 

8. John Sweetser, b. 30 Sept., 1797 ; m. 1816, Lydia, dau. 

of Jona. and Abby (Rogers) Bond, b. 1802, d. 15 
Feb., 1865. 

iv. Polly, b. 1761 ; m. 2 May, 1784, in Salem, Ebenezer Symonds. 

V. Dorothy, b. 1763 ; d. 8 May, 1819 ; m. 23 Jan., 1783, Benjamin 
Sweetser, b. 1761, d. 8 May, 1819. 

vi. Elizabeth. 

yii. Peesis, b. 1766 ; m. Benjamin, son of Lt. John and Ruth (Rich- 
ardson) Gerry, b. Stoneham, 1 Sept., 1767 ; d. about 1847. 
[Richardson Genealogy.] 

viii. Sarah (Sally), b. at Lynn, 8 Aug., 1768 ; m. in Boston, 26 Feb., 
1788, William, son of Dr. AYm. and Catherine (Nichols) Stimp- 
son. 

Children of William and Sarah (Danforth) Stimpson : 

1. Sarah Ann Stimpson, b. 6 May, 1790 ; m. James Sherck. 

Children of James and Sarah A. (Stimpson) Sherck : 

(1) William Sherck. (3) Augustus Sherck. 

(2) Adeline Sherck. (4) Eliza Sherck. 

2. William Danforth Stimpson, b. 1792 j d. unm., 22 Oct., 

1816. 



70 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

3. George Washington Stimpsoyi, b. 20 Feb., 1794; d. at 
Wakefield, 13 Dec, 1876; m. 9 Feb., 1818, Susan 
Johnson. 
Children of Geo. W. and Susan (Johnson) Stimpson: 

(1) Susan Munroe Stimpson, b. 7 Aug., 1818; d. 

19 June, 1864; m. Elbridge M. Stowell. 

(2) George Stimpson, b. 20 Jan., 1820; m. Martha 

A. Abby, 

(3) Sarah Danforth Stimpson, b. 14 Feb., 1822; 

d. in June, 1834. 

(4) Catherine Nichols Stimpson, b. 16 March, 1824. 

(5) Mary Jane Stimpson, b. 3 Feb., 1826. 

(6) William Wheeler Stimpson, b. 10 June, 1828; 

d. 1834. 

(7) Eliza J. Stimpson, b. 27 Feb., 1830 ; m. 1 Nov., 

1856, Solomon Smith. 

(8) David Johnson Stimpson, b. 10 April, 1832; 

d. 1834. 

(9) Joseph Boynton Stimpson, b. 10 Sept., 1834; 

m. Emily F. Lord. 

(10) Harriet Adeline Stimpson, b. 22 Aug., 1836. 

(11) James William Stimpson, b. 19 June, 1840; 

served in U. S. army ; taken prisoner at 
Gettysburg ; d. in prison. 

(12) Sarah Abby Bates Stimpson, b. 1 Feb., 1843. 

ix. Joseph, b. at Lynn, 25 May, 1771. 
100. X. Benjamin b. at L-nn. 21 Feb., 1773. 



44. 

Jonathan* (Smmiel,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan," JV^icholas^), born 
at Billerica, 14 June, 1736; died at Williamstov^^n, Feb., 1802; 
married first, at Warren, 22 April, 1759, Lydia, daughter of Na- 
thaniel andPhebe (Lamb) Reed, born 13 March, 1736, died 9 Aug., 
1769. (Her father was born in Sudbury, 6 Oct., 1702, and died 
at Warren, 9 June, 1785.) He removed to Western (now War- 
ren) and resided there and in Williamstown. The following official 
memoranda of Kevolutionary service are of great interest : 

Jonathan, Western. Sergeant, Capt. Reuben Read's co. of minute-men, Col. 
Jonathan Warner's regt., which marched April 20, 1775, in response to the alarm of 
April 19, 1775, to Roxbury; service, 17 days; also, Captain, Col. David Brewer's 
regt. ; list of officers in camp at Roxbury ; recommended in Committee of Safety June 
12 and June 17, 1775, that said officers be commissioned by Congress; also, Captain, 
Col. Brewer's (9th) regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; engaged April 2'4< 1775; 
service, 3 mos. 15 days; also, company return dated Oct. 7, 1773 ; also, Captain, 8th 
CO., Col. Asa Whitcomb's regt. ; muster roll dated Camp at Ticonderoga, Nov. 27, 
1776 ; appointed Jan. 1, 1775 ; reported re-engaged Nov. 14, 1776, as Captain in Col. 



DANTORTH GENEALOGY. 71 

Wiggles worth's regt., but to continue in Col. Whitcomb's regt. until Dee. 31, 1776; 
also, list of Captains in Col. Whitcomb's regt. from ■whose companies articles were 
stolen on the evening of Dec. 25, 1776. 

Jonathan (Danthrop), Capt., Col. Whitcomb's regt.; return of sentences by a 
court-martial, Lt. Col. Brown president, appearing in a general order dated Head- 
quarters, Ticonderoga, Sept. 11, 1776, taken from Col. Wheelock's Orderly Book; 
said Danthrop tried on charge of disobedience, neglect of duty, failure to join regt. 
when he marched from Boston to No. 4, and for keeping privates belonging to the 
regt. without leave from the commanding officer ; found not guilty and acquitted with 
honor. 

He married second, 13 Sept., 1 770^ Miriam, daughter of [Andrew ?] 
Coowie, of Western. 

Children : 

101. i. Joshua,* b. 26 Nov., 1759. 

102. ii. Jonathan, b. 2 March, 1761. 

ill. Lydia, b. 17 Dec, 1762 ; d. at Keeseville, N. Y.,5 June, 1847; 
m. at AVilliamstown, 8 Dec, 1783, William, son of Jonathan 
and Delight (Williams) Woodward ; b. at Plainfield, Conn., 29 
Aug., 1760; d. 30 April, 1833. 

Children of William and Lydia (Danforth) Woodward : 

1. Sarah Woodward, b. 2 July, 1784 ; d. at Fairfax, Vt., 

10 Oct., 1811; m. at Rutland, Sept., 1801, James, 
son of Capt. Joseph Farnsworth, of Middletown, 
Conn. 

2. Lydia Read Woodward, b. 2 July, 1786; d. 12 April, 

1802. 

3. Charlotte Woodward, b. 27 March, 1788 ; m. at Fairfax, 

29 Dec, 1807, Hiram, son of Josiah Safford, of Nor- 
wich, Conn., b. 1 June, 1786. 

4. Abigail Woodward, b. at Hebron, N. Y., 28 March, 

1790; d. 2 Sept., 1791. 

5. William Danforth Woodward, b. 12 Aug., 1792. 

6. Eliza Woodward, b. at Castleton, Vt., 4 July, 1794; 

m. Almon, son of Zalmon Wheeler, who rem. about 
1778, from Fairfield, Conn., to Fairfield, Vt., of which 
he was first settler, and there died. 

7. George Douglas Woodward, b. 16 May, 1796; d. 11 

Aug., 1798. 

8. Cornelia,') d. 7 Oct., 1798. 

9. Delia, )- Woodward, b. 28 July, 1798 ; d, 

10. Marilla, ) d- 

11. George Clinton Woodtvard, b. 18 March, 1801. 

12. Jonathan Douglas Woodward, b. Granville, N. Y., 4 

June, 1804. 

iv. Dolly, b. 17 April, 1765 ; d. 22 Oct., 1841 ; m. Ebenezer Bill- 
ings, who rem. from Montague, Mass., to Cambridge, N. Y. ; 
• farmer. House still standing in 1892. 



72 DANTORTH GENEALOGY. 

Children of Ebenezer and Dolly (Danf orth ) Billings : 

1. Laura Billings, b. 3 March, 1788 ; d. 10 March, 1844 ; 

m. Robert Simpson. 

2. Sophia Billi7igs, b. 1790; d. 11 July, 1853 ; m. about 

1837, Luther Smead. 

3. Danforth Billings, b. 1793; d. 12 Aug., 1795. 

4. Danforth Billings, b. 29 June, 1796 ; studied for the 

ministry ; was lie. (Episc.) in Jan., 1824 ; detained in 
N. Y., for opening of river navigation, took varioloid, 
d. and was bur. 3 weeks before parents knew ; d. 29 
June, 1824. 

5. Selina Billings, b. 23 Oct., 1801 ; d. 1 Sept., 1886 ; m. 

6 March, 1823, Thomas Rice, b. in Wellington, Ct., 
27 July, 1795; d. Cambridge, N. Y., 8 Feb., 1859. 
Children of Thomas and Selina (Billings) Rice : 

(1) Mary Nye Rice, b. 24 Jan., 1824; m. 19 Oct., 

1853, Martin D. Hubbard (his second wife). 

(2) Sophia Billings Rice, b. 24 June, 1826 ; d. 2 

Dec, 1848; m. 10 May, 1847, Martin D. 
Hubbard. 

(3) George Rice, b. 1830, d. 1831. 

(4) Henry Danforth Rice, b. 17 Aug., 1832 ; m. 17 

Aug., 1859, Sarah E. Barton ; hotel at Doon, 
Lyon CO., la. 

V. Phebe, b. 15 Aug., 1767; d. at Medway, 8 Sept., 1843; m. 
Barnabas Carey, Jr., b. in Attleboro, 1760; a blacksmith; 
made springs for weavers' shuttles ; removed several times in 
Mass., N. Y., and N. H., returning to Mass. about 1818. He 
d. at Medway, 24 Feb., 1838. 

Cliildren of Barnabas and Phebe (Danforth) Cary : 

1. Pamela Gary, b. Williamstown, 2 Aug., 1788; d. N. 

Wrentham, 10 June, 1865 ; m. 20 May, 1814, Darius 
(Josiah, Josiah, Nathaniel, Robert) Ware, b. 21 Aug., 
1789; d. 18 March, 1857. 

2. Betsey Cary, b. Sunderland, 22 Aug., 1790 ; d. 16 May, 

1874; m. 5 May, 1811, William (Benjamin, Nathan- 
iel, Nathaniel, Robert) Ware, b. at Wrentham, 20 
Oct., 1784; d. 3 Dec, 1856. [See Ware Genealogy]. 

3. John Cary, b. Greenfield, Vt., 22 Nov., 1793; d. Par- 

ishville, N. J., 11 Jan., 1885 ; m. 16 Oct., 1819, Han- 
nah Hale, b. at Warren, R. I. ; d. at P., 25 Aug., 
1881. 

4. Lydia Reed Gary, b. Milltown, N. Y,, 11 March, 1796 ; 

d. Medway, 22 June, 1856; m. Benjamin Cummings, 
b. at Wrentham, 16 Nov., 1795; d. Medway, 21 
March, 1863. 

5. Charlotte Gary, b. 16 Aug., 1798; d. Attleboro, 29 

April, 1802. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 73 

6. Bamiahas Gary, b. Pawtucket, R. I., 10 Aug., 1800; 

m. Kezia Green ; d. en route to California, Sept., 
1850. 

7. Clarissa Danforth Cary, b. Attleboro, 6 March, 1803; 

d. Norfolk, Mass., 29 JMay, 1872; m. 10 May, 1823, 
Judson, son of Elias and Hannah (Baker) Harding, 
b. Medfield, 11 Jan., 1800, d. o Nov., 1847. 

8. William Hiram Cary, b. 29 March, 1805 ; d. 23 June, 

1888; m. (1) Lydia Daniels Lovell, b. E. Medway, 
27 Feb., 1810, d. 1 Sept., 1883. He m. (2) Mrs. 
Harriet (Baker) AVhite, b. 29 May, 1810, d. 20 April, 
1892. 

9. Samuel Danforth Cary, b. 20 June, 1807 ; d. 7 Sept., 

1810. 

10. Charlotte Ann Cary,h. 28 May, 1810; d. 25 March, 

1812. 

11. 3Iary Ann Short Cary, b. Rindge, N. H.,-9 Jan., 1813 ; 

m. 9 April, 1837, Charles Barnes, son of Jonathan 
Whitney, b. 16 April, 1814. 

vi. Hannah, b. 1 March, 1772 ; d. of consumption about 1786. 
vii. CoowiE, b. in Williamstown, 24 April, 1774; d. 10 May, 1775. 

103. viii. CoowiE, b. in A\llliamstown, 19 Jan., 1776. 

104. ix. Keyes, b. 6 June, 1778. 

X. Clarissa, b. 12 Jan., 1783 ; d. at Stafford, N. Y., 18 Nov., 1830 ; 
m. 25 Nov., 1800, John Hickox, of Williamstown, who rem. to 
Stafford ; b. 26 May, 1781 ; d. 10 Sept., 1843. 

Children of John and Clarissa^^ Danforth] Hickox : 

1. Miriam Hickox, b. 15 July, 1801. 

2. Harriet Hickox, b. 16 Feb., 1803; m. 18 May, 1825, 

Rev. Milton Huxley, of New Marlborough, Mass. ; 
rem. to Neenah, Winnebago Co. Wis. ; he was b. 29 
July, 1794 ; Mrs. Huxley, in her 80th year, supplied 
information of her father's family. 

3. Clarissa Danforth Hickox, b. 15 May, 1805 ; d. 31 July, 

1881 ; m. 2 March, 1826, Albert Huxley, of New 
Marlboro ; b. 24 Dec, 1802 ; d. at Neenah, 20 Aug., 
1880. 

4. Eliza Abigail Hickox, b. 20 June, 1808 ; d. 25 Oct., 

1827 ; m. 12 Sept., 1826, Alfred Monroe, of Williams- 
town. 

5. John Robinson Hickox, b. 24 Sept., 1810 ; d. 15 March, 

1876 ; m. 1 Sept., 1835, Emma Porter, of Syracuse. 
Res. Chicago, 111. 

6. Almira Hickox, b. 16 Oct., 1812 ; m. Thomas Humph- 

rey, of Michigan ; res. California. 

7. Catherine Jane Hickox, b. 4 June, 1814; m. 13 Jan., 

1836, Edwm Hodges, of Torrington, Conn., b. 1810, 
d. 23 July, 1884, of heart disease. Res. Winterset, 
la. ; many years cashier of Wood's Bank. 



74 DANrORTH GENEALOGY. 

8. Wells Gridley Hlchox, b. 1 2 Sept., 1817 ; m. 1 Jan., 1838, 

Elizabeth Brooks ; res. Adams, Hillsdale Co., Mich. 

9. George Hickox, b. and d. 1819. 

10. Hannah Hickox, b. 17 Oct., 1821 ; m. 11 March, 1840, 

Robert Winegar, of Rowe ; res. Lowell, Mich. 

11. Frances Amelia Hickox, b. 10 Feb., 1824; d. 20 Feb., 

1877 ; m. 22 Aug., 1844, Le Grand Rockwell ; res. 
Elkhorn, Wis. 

12. Danforth Billings Hickox, b. 1 May, 1826 ; d. 4 Sept., 

1830. 

105. xi. William Woodwabd, b. 13 June, 1787. 

45. 

William* (Jacob,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,'^ Nicholas^), born at 
Billerica, 25 Aug., 1720; died 5 March, 1743-4; married 17 Feb., 
1742, Abigail, daughter of Benjamin and Susanna (Baldwin) 
Walker, of Billerica, born 23 April, 1724. After his death she 
married second, 30 Jan., 1745-6, Peter Hill, and had eight children. 
Child : 
Abigail,® b. 12 Jxine, 1743 ; [married Jonas Gleason, of Bedford]. 

46. 

Jacob' {Jacoh,*^ Jonathan,'^ Jonathan,^ Wicholas^), born at Bil- 
lerica, 13 Aug., 1723; died 9 Nov., 1748; married 26 Dec, 1745, 
Martha, daughter of William and Hannah (Ross) Crosby, born 12 
Jan., 1725. She survived her husband and married second, 23 Jan., 
1754, Matthew Mead, of Lexington. 

The estate of Jacob Danforth, late of Billerica, blacksmith, was 
administered upon 2 Jan., 1748, by his widow Martha; the Inven- 
tory was taken 20 Dec, account rendered 19 Nov., 1753. She was 
allowed for " bringing up the children till the eldest arrived at the 
age of 7 years." She asked to have Nathaniel Davidson appointed 
guardian to Jacob and Jesse, both under 14 years of age, 5 Jan., 
1753-4. In Davidson's account there is an allowance for " Cash 
paid Lt. Wm. Manning for their part of the maintenance of old Mrs. 
Foster, their Grandmother ; for taking care of Jesse and finding a 
place for him ; £3 : 10 for 1 pair shirts for Jacob " ; etc., for " sett- 
ling with Ephraim Crosby, Jacob's master " ; cash paid Doctor Dan- 
forth their late guardian, etc This refers to their uncle Timothy 
Danforth, physician, who was appointed their guardian 14 Jan., 
1762. 

Children : 

106. i. Jacob,® b. 17 Aug., 1746. 

107. ii. Jesse, b. 26 May, 1748. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. T-S 

47. 

David* (Jacob,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ Nicholas^'), born at 
Billerica, 21 Dec, 1727; married May 17, 1750, Joanna, daugh- 
ter of Benjamin and Abiah Shed. Resided at Billerica.* 
Children : 

i, Patty,^ b. 26 May, 1751; m. 29 Oct., 1771, Zaccheus Walker 
[Chelmsford records]. 

108. ii. David, b. 26 Nov., 1752. 
iii. Joanna, b. 31 March, 1754. 

109. iv. Solomon, b. 12 Jan., 1756. 

110. V. William, b. 31 July, 1757. 

111. vi. Asa, b. 15 Dec, 1759. 

vii. Rachel, b. 15 Dec, 1761 ; m. 24 Nov., 1784, John, son of John 
and Martha Shed, b. 7 March, 1760. 

Children of John and Rachel (Danforth) Shed : 

1. Rachel Shed, b. 24 Jan., 1786. 

2. Esther Shed,h. 26 Nov., 1787. 

3. Martha Shed, b. 3 June, 1788. 

4. Lucy Shed, b. 23 Nov., 1789. 

viii. Rebecca, b. 20 July, 1764; m. 18 Dec, 1783, Wm. McCluer. 
Children of Wm. and Rebecca (Danforth) McCluer : 

1. Martha McCluer, b. 13 April, 1784. 

2. William McCluer, b. 9 July, 1786 ; m. Mary Danforth, 

dau. of Solomon, 109. 

3. Samuel McCluer, b. 11 Dec, 1789. 

4. Elizabeth McCluer, b. 23 Nov., 1791. 

5. Mary McCluer, b. 28 Sept., 1795. 

6. Francis McCluer, b. 18 Aug., 1799. 

112. ix. Jacob, b. 27 Feb., 1766. 

113. X. John, b. 27 Oct., 1768. 

xi, Hannah, b, 10 Nov., 1770; d. 24 Oct., 1857; m, 23 Feb., 
1790, John McCluer, b. about 1756, d, 12 Sept., 1834, 
Children of John and Hannah (Danforth) McCluer. 

1. John McCluer, b. 1 May, 1790; d. 21 March, 1857; 

m. Mary Boutwell. 

2. Thomas McQuer, b. 14 Oct., 1791 ; d. 15 Oct., 1851; 

m. Sally Brown, of Townshend, Vt. 

3. Asa McCluer, b. 28 Aug., 1793; d. 1886; m. Mary 

(Polly) Allen, of Charlestown. N. H. Child, Mary 
Ann McCluer, m. Enoch S. Rand, and res. in Lowell. 

4. David McCluer, b. 18 Oct., 1795 ; d. Feb., 1837. 

5. Hannah McCluer, b. 22 Nov., 1797 ; ,d. 16 Aug., 1837 ; 

m. Jesse Crosby (his first wife). 

• David, Billerica. Private, Capt. Moses Barns's eo., Lieut. Col. Peirce's regt. ; en- 
listed May 17, 1779 ; service to July 1, 1779, 1 mo. 14 days, at Rhode Island; enlist- 
ment, 2 months. [See also No. 108.] 



76 DAiSFOKTH GENEALOGY. 

6. Cynthia McGlmr, b. 9 Feb., 1800; d. in Medford, 

Mass., 1840 ; m. Capt. John T. White, of M. 

7. Loh McCluer, b. 17 June, 1802 ; d. 25 Dec, 1831 ; m. 

Thomas P. Hart. 

8. Joanna McCluer, \i. 3 Ap"il. 1804; d. at Tewksbury, 

2 Feb., 1871 ; m. Henry Eaton. 

9. Rachel McCluer, h. 26 Feb., 1806; d. 7 Sept., 1880; 

m. Henry Wier, of Medford. 

10. Martha McCluer, b. 30 April, 1808; m. Sept., 1837; 

Samuel F. Tufts, of Charlestown ; he d. in May, 1869. 

11. Mary McCluer, b. 23 May, 1810 ; d. in Cincinnati, 0., 

May, 1873; m. Jacob Dreisbach, of C. 

12. Fanny McCluer, b. 25 Oct., 1812 ; m. Jesse Crosby, of 

Nashua, N. H. (his second wife). 

13. Benjamin McCluer, b. 8 May, 18U ; d. in 1836. 



48. 

Timothy, M.D.* {Jacob,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ Wicholas^), 
born at Billerica, 11 Nov., 1729 ; died 21 June, 1792; married 5 
June, 1755, Sarah, daughter of Thomas and Miriam (Stearns) 
Patten, born 24 Aug., 1735. He was appointed guardian to Jacob 
and Jesse, children of" his deceased brother Jacob, 14 Jan., 1762. 
He wrote a poem in 1792 on the death of Rebecca Farmer. [Far- 
mer Genealogy, in Genealogical Register, Vol. 1, page 29.] 
He made will 6 Feb., presented for probate 30 Nov., 1792 ; beq. to 
wife ; daughters Sarah Danforth, Orpha Whiting and Julia Spauld- 
ing; to the latter a "desk which I had of Dr. Kneeland"; a Bible 
to each grandchild. Will ruled out by judge of Probate, because 
the testator had had a single word altered after the formal signing 
of the will. 

Children : 

i. Sarah,« b. 20 Feb., 1756; m. 13 Sept., 1778, Nathan Russ. 
ii. Orpha, b. 7 June, 1758 ; d. 10 March, 1837 ; m. 24 May, 1785, 
John Whiting, of Lancaster, Mass., b. 24 Feb., 1760; d. at 
Washington, D. C, 3 Sept., 1810. He was an officer in the 
Revolutionary army Lieut. Col. of 4th Infantry, 1808; Col. 
5th Inf., 1809. 

Children of Col. John and Orpha (Danforth) Whiting : 

1. Timothy Danforth Whiting, b. 8 Dec, 1785 ; d. 1851. 

2. Julia Whiting, b. 9 May, 1787 ; d. 1817. 

3. Henry Whiting, b. 28 Nov., 1788 ; d. at St. Louis, Mo., 

16 Sept., 1851; after a brief clerkship in the dry 
goods store of Amos Lawrence in Boston, he was ap' 
pointed Cornet of dragoons, 1808 ; was distinguished 
at the capture of Fort George, May, 1813 ; after re- 
peated promotions was laade Brevet Brig. General for 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 77 

service at Bucna Vista, Feb., 1847, and Quartermaster 
General of Gen. Taylor's army in Mexico. Was the 
author of several literary works. 

4. Sophia Whiting,h. 26 April, 1790; d. 1853. 

5. Fabius Whiting, b. 10 ]\Iay, 1792 ; d. 1842. 

6. 31aria Whiting, b. 29 March, 1794. 

7. Solon Whiting, b. 1797. 

8. Caroline Lee Whiting, b. 1800; m. N. M. Hentz, a 

French literateur, who came to this country and was 
associated with ])romiuent savants ; was j^rofessor at 
Chapel Hill, N. C, etc. " Caroline Lee (Danforth) 
Hentz, at the age of 13 was the author of a jioem, a 
novel and a tragedy in 5 acts " ; established a semin- 
ary for young ladies at Florence, Ala., in 1833 ; res. 
afterwards at Columbus, Ga. ; d. at the residence of 
her son Charles A. Hentz, in Marianna, Fla. " on the 
very day that her last work, Ernest Linwood, was an- 
nounced by the publishers." 

iii. Julia, b. 26 April, 1764 ; d. at Greenfield, Mass., 24 Feb., 1812 ; 
m. first, Asa Si^alding, from whom she obtained a divorce for 
cause; she was m. second, 3 May, 1797, to Reuben, son of 
Thomas and Elizabeth Bryant, b. in Concord, 14 March, 1769, 
d. at Bennington, Vt, 28 June, 1846. Mr. Fred. S. Bryant, 
of St. Paul, Minn., is a descendant of the latter couple. 

48a. 

John* {John^* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ N'icholas^), born in West- 
borough about 1730; removed with his mother to Andover ; mar- 
ried Elizabeth ; (she married second, 12 June, 1760, Eben- 

ezer Dow, Jr., who assisted her in the care of Mr. Danforth's estate 
and children) . He was a farmer ; had lands in Andover and Tewks- 
bury. He died in 1758 ; in his will dated 3 May, probated 13 Nov., 
1758, he bequeathed to his wife Elizabeth ; his mother Tabatha; his 
eldest child Elizabeth, his daughter Hannah and his "kinswoman" 
Lydia, daughter of his sister Lydia, wife of Uriah Ballard, Jr. 
Guardians were appointed for his children, Elizabeth, "aged about 
19," and Hannah, aged about 17 years, 5 July, 1774. Hannah 
sold her half of the farm in 1781. [Compare with Nos. 42 and 98.] 

JoHX, Lynn. Capt. Ezra Newhall's co., Col. John Mansfield's regt. ; order for ad- 
vance pay for 1 month dated Cambridge, June 8, 1775; also, Private, same co. and 
regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted May 6, 1775 ; service, 3 mos. 2 days ; 
also, Capt. Newhall's co., Col. Mansfield's (19th) regt. commanded by Lieut. Col. 
Israel Hutchinson; company return dated Oct. 6, 1775; also, order for bounty coat 
or its equivalent in money dated Camp at AVinter Hill, Nov. 4, 1775; also, Capt. 
Joseph Killer's co., Col. Jonathan Titcomb's regt. ; arrived at destination May 5, 1777 ; 
discharged July 5, 1777 ; service 2 mos. 6 days, travel included, at Rhode Island ; roll 
dated Camp at Providence. 



78 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

John. Statement dated Boston, Sept, 22, 1776, signed by said Danforth and others, 
in Col. Craft's regt., declaring their refusal to leave Boston unless their bounty or 
•wages, or both, were made equivalent to those allowed the soldiers of the Continental 
train of artillery ; also, Sergeant (late) Capt. Jonathan Warner's (3) co., corps of 
artillery lately commanded by Lieut. Col. Paul Revere; service from Jan. 1, 1780, to 
May 8, 1780, 4 mos. 8 days. 

John (Danford), Sergeant, Capt. Warner's co.. Col. Revere' s regt. ; Continental 
army pay accounts for service from July 1, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; also corporal, 
Capt. John Gill's (4th) co., Col. Thomas Crafts' Artillery regt. ; pay rolls for July — 
September, 1777 ; also same co. and regt. ; list of men who received bounty from 
April 30, 1777, to Dec. 30, 1777, 8 months; also same co. and regt.; list of men en- 
titled to bounty, dated Boston, Jan. 12, 1778. 

Children : 

i. Elizabeth,® b. about 1755. 
ii. Hannah, b. about 1757. 

49. 

James* (Samuel,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,' Nicholas^), born in 

Billerica, 10 Jan., 1730; died 22 Nov., 1758 ; marriedLydia . 

She survived him and married second, 6 Dec, 1770, Ebenezer 
Richardson ; being the third of his seven wives. His will, signed 16 
Nov., 1758, probated 11 June, 1759, bequeathed to wife Lydia, son 
Josiah " my first born," daughters Lydia and Hannah and an expec- 
ted child. 

Children : 

i. JosiAH,® b. 5 Dec, 1753. Being "above 14 years of age," he 
chose Joshua Abbot as guardian, 8 Dec, 1768. [See No. 94-2. j 
ii. Lydia, b. 8 June, 1755 ; m. 1 April, 1778, Ziba Lane, 
iii. Hannah, b. 20 Feb., 1757. 
iv. Elizabeth, or Betty (posthumous), bapt. 15 April, 1759.- 

50. 

Samuel' (Samuel,* Samuel,^ Jonathan,^ Nicholas^ ^,* horn in 
Cambridge, 8 Dec, 1734; resided at Sudbury; married Sarah 
Parraenter, of Sudbury. [See Revolutionary Rolls in Appendix.] 

Children : 

i. Sally,® m. William Garfield. 
114. ii. Samuel. 

51. 

Nicholas* (Samuel,* Samuel,^ Jonathan,'^ Nicholas^), born 
in Billerica, 8 Dec, 1734; died about 1800; married 30 March, 

* This pedigree cannot be altogether correct; see No. 19, 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 79 

1758, by Rev. John Chandler, Elizabeth, daughter of Abraham and 
Hannah (Farley) Jaquith, born 26 Feb., 1740; died 1815. She 

survived and married second, Wood. 

It seems probable that he removed to Fitchburg, and later to Still- 
water, N Y., where he died. He and his sons seem to have done 
good Revolutionary service. 

Nicholas, Fitchburg. Private, Capt. Ebenezer Bridge's co., Col. John "Whetcomb's 
regt. of minute-men, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; left place of 
rendezvous May 2, 1775 ; service 13 days. 

Children : 

116. i. Samuel,^ b. 11 May, 1759. 

117. ii. James, b. 28 Dec, 1760. 

iii. Elizabeth, bapt. 10 April, 1763 ; m. 4 Dec, 1791, Gardner 
Marcy, of Hartland, Vt. ; b. 11 June, 1762, d. 8 Oct., 1837. 
He was b. at Belchertown, 11 June, 1762 ; "at 18 entered the 
army iu place of his father who had been drafted," according 
to tradition. 

Children of Gardner and Elizabeth (Dauforth) Marcy: 

1. Sullivan Marcy, b. 21 Nov., 1792 ; d. 5 Nov., 1871 ; 

m. Sarah Waldron. 

2. Gardner Marcy, h. 5 Nov., 1794; d. 23 Dec, 1848; 

m. Matilda Walker. 

3. Betsey Marcy, b. 1 Nov., 1797 ; d. 28 May, 1877 ; m. 

Zenas Hopkins. 

4. Lucinda Marcy, b. 27 June, 1800; d. 13 Feb., 1811. 

5. Squire Marcy, (Hon.) b. 12 March, 1803 ; m. Eliza 

Bradstreet ; Judge, Hartland, Vt. 

118. iv. Isaac, b. date unknown. 

119. V. Jacob, b. 1771. 

vi. Abraham ; followed the sea ; d. in 1805, on board ship of Capt. 

Gardner, off quarantine, Philadelphia ; buried at an island. 
vii. Joshua, '• lived in Georgia." [?] 
viii. Susannah, m. first, Henry Crouch, of Saratoga, N. Y. ; had 5 

children ; m. secoud, Elnathan Wing ; had 3 children. 

120. ix. Joseph. 

121. X. Francis. 



52. 

Jonathan' {Samuel,* Samuel,^ Jonathan,^ N'icholas^') , bom 
in Billerica, 26 Feb., 1742; removed to Hardwick ; died 15 Sept., 
1833; married in Hardwick, 19 April, 1770, Susanna, daughter 
of Rev. David White ; she died 14 Nov., 1779. He married sec- 
ond, 1 Oct., 1780, Anna, daughter of Joseph and Hannah (Cush- 
man) Ruggles, a niece of Brig.-Gen. Rugglee, born in 1755, died 
4 March, 1824. 



80 DANPORTH GENEALOGY. 

Jonathan Danforth was keeper of a country store in Hardwick, and 
incurred public displeasure by dealing in tea when it was contraband, in 
1776. He was a Tory, and many stories are told of his contumacy, de- 
nouncing the cause of the people, and obstructing their efforts. He was 
confined in Worcester jail, and subsequently in his own house, beiug for- 
bidden to leave it, except to go to church or to attend funerals. AVhen he 
brought suit against magistrates for thus coufiuing him, they applied to the 
General Court, which ordered the writs to be discharged. Being a con- 
stable, he refused to give up monies in his hands to the order of the Pro- 
vincial Congress. The patriotic people rose en masse, and would have 
lynched him, but that Thomas Robinson, one of the town committee, seized 
and thrust him into the pound, and being a powerful man kept the people 
at bay, and finally conducted him to a place of safety. 

He continued for a half century after the war a citizen of the town, and 
won respect and good will, serving as selectman, assessor and collector of 
taxes. In 1831, when he was 88 years old. Col. Stephen Rice, a member 
of the Revolutionary Committee, died at the age of 95. Soon after, to his 
pastor, Mr. Coldsbury, he recounted some of his early trials, and added: 
" One day, when attending a funeral, I told one of the Committee that I 
liked to go to funerals, and hoped to live to attend the funerals of the whole 
Committee; and I've done it; I've seen every divil of them under ground. 
Rice was the last of them." 

His second wife, Anna Ruggles, was daughter of Joseph, a prominent 
loyalist, and was niece of Brigadier Timothy Ruggles, who had previously 
been a useful and much respected citizen, but now, by accepting the ap- 
pointment under the crown of Mandamus Councillor, forfeited his position, 
and was obliged to flee the country, never to return. 

After his second marriage he resided half a mile south of the Common, 
at the homestead of his father. 

[See Paige's History of Hardwick for this and more.] 

Children : 

122. i. Samuel,^ b. 19 March, 1771. 

ii. Jonathan, b. 25 Feb., 1773 ; d. unm. 3 April, 1797. 

iii. David White, born and died in 1774. 

iv. Pajiela, b. 8 Nov., 1777 ; d. unm. at Rupert, Vt, 16 Dec, 1802. 

V. Susanna White, b. 28 Dec, 1781 ; m. 22 May, 1828, Capt. 

Moses Gray, of Prescott. 
vi. Joseph Ruggles, b. 20 March, 1784; d. unm. 23 April, 1803. 
vii. Hannah, b. 8 June, 1786; d. unm. 13 June, 1811. 

123. viii. Lyman, b. 22 Oct., 1788. 

ix. Ann Ruggles, b. 2 March, 1791 ; d. unm. 29 Nov., 1873. 

124. X. Cyrus, b. 29 Sept., 1793. 

125. xi. James, b. 1796. 



53. 

William* {Jonathan,* Samuel,'^ Jonathan,^ Kicholas^^, born 
at Billerica, 7 Nov., 1737 ; died in Hartland, Vt., 17 Oct., 1813; 
married 3 Jan., 1760, his cousin Elizabeth, daughter of Samuel 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 81 

(19) and Elizabeth (Hoslcy) Danforth, born 10 May, 1736, died 
in Pomfret, Vt., 28 March, 1817. Lived in Hartland, Vt. 
Children : 

Willi AM,« b. 31 July, 1761. 

Isaac, b. 29 Sept., 1763. 

Elizabeth, b. 29 June, 1765; m. Stanley; resided at 

Saudy Hill, N. Y. 

Jonathan, bapt. March, 17 68. 

Jonathan, b. 23 Feb., 1769. 

Samuel, b. 31 Aug., 1772. 
vii. Burnet, b. 2 Oct., 1774; d. uum. 11 Oct., 1813. 
viii. James, b. 8 Nov., 1776 ; unm. 
ix. Sally, b. 9 Dec, 1777 ; unm. 
X. HosLEY, b. 4 Dec, 1779 ; unm. 



126. 




127. 


ii. 




ill. 




iv. 


128. 


V. 


129. 


vi. 



SIXTH GENERATIOK. 



55. 

Thomas^ (Samuel,^ Samuel,'^ John,^ Samuel,^ Nicholas^), 
born in Boston 31 July, 1774 ; died at Dorchester, 13 July, 1817 ; 
married in Taunton, 3 April, 1800, Elizabeth Sherburne, daughter 
of Jerathmael and Mary (Sherburne) Bowers, of Somerset, Mass., 
died 3 Sept., 1850. He was graduated from Harvard College, 
A.B. 1792, A.M. and M.D. later. Practised medicine in Boston 
and Dorchester ; fellow and recording secretary of Mass. Medical 
Society ; in 1804 " delivered the Fourth of July oration before the 
Town Authorities and citizens." Was buried in Gov. Stoughton's 
tomb. The daughters Elizabeth and Maiy lived together at 112 
Marlboro St. "in the discharge of duties of benevolence and the 
culture of literary tastes " till their death at advanced ages ; and 
were laid in their grandfather's tomb at Mt. Auburn. 

Children : 

i. Elizabeth Shekburne Bowers,'' b. 2 July, 1801 ; d. 22 Nov., 
1885. She bequeathed her grandfather's portrait to Almou 
Hodges. 

ii. Samuel, b. 27 March, 1804 ; d. 13 Sept., 1826. 

iii. Mary Sherburne, b. 9 May, 1806 ; d. 1889. 

iv. Blowers, — name changed by act of legislature in 1832 to 
Bowers, — b. March 4, 18U8 ; d. in San Francisco, Cal., in 
1851. As " Blowers Danforth, a minor of above 14 years," 
he had a guardian appointed after his grandfather's death ; and 
later, as a " spendthrift " under the name of " Bowers Dan- 
forth," he had another guardian appointed. He made a will 
in San Francisco (probated here), in which he bequeathed his 
property to his sisters, and a legacy to his " guardian, Alfred 
A. WeUington." 

V. Thomas, b. 1 Nov., 1813 ; d. 27 Sept., 1814. 



DANTORTH GENEALOGY. 83 



56. 

Asa® (James^^ James,* ScvmueL^ Samuel,^ Nicholas^ ), born in 
Taunton, 9 Jan., 1766 ; died in the Insane Asylum at Worcester, 
15 July, 1841 ; married Sept., 1788, Deborah Thayer, born at 
Taunton, 16 May, 1766, died 15 Feb., 1847. He was a cooper 
by trade ; was town clerk, justice of the peace, constable, auctioneer, 
treasurer of the Congregational church, and filled many minor 
offices. 

Children : 

i. Polly,' b. 14 April, 1789 ; d. unm. 7 April, 1877. 

130. ii. James, b. 24 March, 1791 ; query, did he marry Sarah Dean, 

and die s. p. ? 
iii. Hannah, b. 20 July, 1793 ; d. unm. 9 Feb., 1838. 

131. iv. Allen, b. 18 Jan.,"l796. 

V. Sally, b. 3 March, 1798 ; d. unm. 14 Sept., 1876. 

132. vi. George, b. 1 April, 1800. 
138. vii. John, b. 1 April, 1802. 

viii. Fanny, b. 20 May, 1804 ; d. 11 March, 1848 ; m. 8 Sept., 1842, 
Loring Lincoln. 

ix. Elizabeth, b. 16 Feb., 1807; d. 2 May, 1855; m. 25 Dec, 
1831, James Thurber, of Plymouth, b. at Warren, R. I., 11 
Nov., 1800, d. 20 Maj-, 1857; a printer, editor; a prudent, 
kindly man and useful citizen ; selectman, representative, etc. 
Chddi-en of James and Elizabeth (Danforth) Thurber: 

1. Elizabeth Tlmrher, b. 2 Nov., 1832. 

2. James Danforth Thurber, b. 21 Feb., 1839 ; m. 12 Aug., 

1862, Mary Ann Bartlett. Children : 

(1) Elizabeth Thurber, b. 5 Nov., 1866. 

(2) William Bartlett Thurber, b. 27 March, 1868. 

(3) Mary Tyler Thurber, b. 11 Jidy, 1874. 

X. Nicholas, b. 7 June, 1809; d. 11 March, 1837. 



57. 

Thomas® {Samuel,^ Samuel,* Samuel,^ Samuel,^ JSficliolas^), 
born probably in Norton, about 1760; died at Norton, in 1845; 
married fii^st, Nancy Wood, of Bridgewater, born in 1767, died in 
1784. He married second, Betsey, daughter of Capt. Jacob and 
Mercy (Pitts) Haskins, of Taunton, "a soldier in the French and 
Indian War"; she died 23 Jan., 1831. He married third, in 1833, 
Mary Ann Perkins, aged about 25 years, he being at the time in his 
74th year. She survived him and drew her pension duly. He 
was a farmer and clothier as his father and grandfather had been. 



84 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

Served in the Revolutionary War,* as "major fifer," at 18 years of 
age ; was with Washington at Long Island and at New York. 
Taught school after the war several years. Drew a pension from 
the government till his death at the age of 84. His first wife died 
at Woodstock, Conn., at the early age of 18, of scarlet fever which 
was very prevalent, so extensively that the infant son was carried by 
his father on horseback a distance of several miles to escape the con- 
tagion. Under the fostering care of a good stepmother he grew to 
manhood. 

Children : 

135. i. Thomas,^ b. 20 Jan., 1784. 

ii. Betsey, b. at Taunton, 9 Aug., 1788 ; d. uum. in Hopewell, 
Taunton, 7 Feb., 1860. 

iii. George Pitts, b. at Rehoboth, 29 March, 1791 ; became an in- 
ventor, associated with his brother Charles ; was ingenious in 
mechanics ; representative to Mass. Legislature ; d. during his 
term of otfice, at Taunton, 1 Sept., 1838. 

iv. Mercy, b. at Norton, 5 Feb., 1793 ; d. in 1872 ; m. 20 June, 
1814, Alanson Cobb, son of Benjamin and Sarah (Lathrop) 
Cobb, of Norton. 

Children of Alanson and Mercy (Danforth) Cobb : 

1. Maso7i Cobb, b. 1815. 

2. Eliza Cobb, b. 1817; m. Edward Warren ; their dau. 

Emma Cobb, m. Arnold Sanford. 

3. Harriet Cobb, b. 1819. 

4. Henry Cobb, b. 1821. 

5. Walter Cobb, b. 1823. 

6. Charles Cobb, b. 1825. 

V. Eunice, b. 5 Dec, 1795 ; d. 28 Sept., 1882 ; m. 18 May, 1827, 
Everett llortou, of Norton, sou of Benjamin and Abigail (Dan- 
forth) Horton ; [see No. 27, ante]. 

* Thomas, Mansfield. Drummer, Capt. Macey Williams' co.. Col. Timothy Walker's 
regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted May 2, 1775 ; service, 3 mos., 7 days ; 
also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Camp at Roxbury, Dec. 
12, 1775; also, Capt. Abiel Clapp's co., Col. Carpenter's (Bristol Co.) regt.; service, 
34 days; company marched to Rhode Island, July 24, 1777; also, receipt for equip- 
ments dated Springfield, Aug. 22, 1779, given to Capt. James Tisdale ; also, descrip- 
tive list of men raised to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 9 months from 
the time of their arrival at Springfield, agreeably to resolve of June 9, 1779, returned 
as received of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Capt. James Tisdale, at Springfield, Aug. 
23, 1779 ; Capt. White's (also given 3d) co.,. Col. Dean's regt. ; age 19 years ; stature, 
5 ft. 10 in.; complexion, light; hair, brown; eyes, dark; engaged for the town of 
Mansfield ; reported mustered by James Leonard, Muster Master for Bristol Co. ; 
also, fife Major (also given Drum Major) ; Col. Abiel Mitchel's regt.; appointed July 
28, 1780; discharged Oct. 31, 1780; service, 3 months, 6 days, at Rhode Island ; regt. 
detached from militia of Bristol Co. to reinforce Continental Army. 




Mrs. Hannah Danforth Carpenter. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 85 

Children of Everett and Eunice (Danforth) Horton: 

1. Eliza Eunice Horlon, b. 25 Dec, 1827; m. George 

Green ; res. Providence, R. I. Had one son, Fred- 
erick Green, killed in N. Y. city, by the falling of a 
sign. 

2. Nancy Danforth Horton ; many years a successful teacher 

at Taunton. 

3. Helen M. HoHon, living, unm., 1893. 

136. vi. Charles, b. 30 Aug., 1797. 

vii. Hannah, b. 9 March, 1800; d. Nov., 1900; m. in 1821, Daniel 
Carpenter, of Norton, who d. in 1868. She lived out a round 
century, her 100th birthday being appropriately noticed by fam- 
ily, neighbors and the public press. Among the things then 
said about her we note the following : " Her cheerful disposition, 
the beauty of her life as unfolded, has made her honored and 
beloved by hosts of friends." The town, at its annual meeting, 
March 5th, passed these resolutions : 
'' Whereas, IVIrs. Carpenter, a native and resident of this town, the daugh- 
ter of a soldier of the Revolutionary War and a granddaughter of a soldier 
of French Indian Wars, is to celebrate the 100th anniversary of her birth 
on Friday next, March 9, 

Resolved, that the citizens of Norton extend to her assurance of their 
cordial regard and wishes for her continual health and happiness." 

Cliildren of Daniel and Hannah (Danforth) Carpenter : 

1. Hannah Danforth Carpenter, b. 1822 ; m. her cousin, 

Wm. Carpenter. 

2. Caroline Nancy Carpenter, b. 1824. 

3. George Franklin Carpenter, b. 1826 ; for many years a 

member of the firm of Carpenter & Plimpton, whole- 
sale dealers in Millinery, Boston. 

4. Elizabeth Haskins Carpenter, b. 1830 ; m. William 

Shepard. 

5. Charles Carpenter, b. 1833. 

6. Ellen Maria Carpenter, b. 1841 ; d. y. 

7. Ellen Fidelia Carpenter, b. 1843. 

viii. Harriet, d. 31 March, 1802 ; m. in 1842, David Taylor ; he d. 

in 1874. 
ix. Nancy Wood, b. 4 Feb., 1804 ; kept house for her father till 

his third marriage ; d. at Mrs. Horton's, 26 Feb., 1865. 

137. x. James M., b. 20 Dec, 1807. 

xi. Fidelia, b. 8 Feb., 1810 ; d. 24 April, 1837 ; m. David, son of 
Jonathan and Lydia (Walker) Knowles, of Norton. 
Children of David and Fidelia (Danforth) Knowles : 

1. Eliza Hale Knowles, b. 31 Jan., 1834 ; m. 2o Oct., 1860, 
George, son of Joseph and Sally (Adams) Brabrook, 
b. in Acton, 9 Nov., 1828 ; rem. to Taunton 1850 ; 
jiartner of Reed & Barton, 1859 ; treasurer of co. 
since 1888. Sons Carleton Knowles Brabrook, b. 10 



86 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

Feb., 1863, H. U. 1885, Col. Law Sch. 1890 ; and 
George Hale Brabrook, b. 21 Aug., 1871, H. U. 
1893. 

2. Lydia Knowles. 

3. Andrew Knowles. 
xii. Mart Ann, b. 6 Aug., 1834. 

xiii. Augusta, b. 29 Dec, 1836 ; d. in 1860. 
xiv. Charlotte, b. 19 Nov., 1838 ; d. young. 

58. 

Samuel® (^Samuel,^ Samuel,* Samuel,'^ 8aimiel,^ Nicholas^), 
born at Norton, about 1762 ; married Margaret Mather Ball, sister 
of Samuel R. Mather, and widow of Thaddeus Ball; he died 24 Aug., 
1845. He removed from Norton, to Salina, N. Y., where he was 
deputy sheriff. Was he not the soldier mentioned below ?* 
Children : 
i. Hannah,' m. James Scott ; removed to Battle Creek, Mich. ; d. 

about 1874. 
ii. Margaret, m. , and rem. to Texas, where she died. 



59. 

John® {Oolin,^ 8amuel,* 8amuel,^ Samuel,^ Nicholas^), born 
at Norton, 18 July, 1768 ; died 1803 ; married in 1789, Hannah 
Fitch, a niece of Gov. Thomas Fitch, of Conn., and also of Gov. 
Jonathan Trumbull. She was born 3 Oct., 1768; survived her 
husband ; married second, in 1809, Simeon Potter, who died 17 Jan., 
1810 (dau. Sarah Potter, born 19 Sept., 1810, married Lawson 
Bloodf) ; she married third, in 1821, Samuel Andrews, of Stock- 
bridge; she died 29 April, 1859. He removed to Athol; was the 
village smith, industrious and respected. 
Children : 

138. i. Erastus,' b. 10 Dec, 1791. 

ii. Sophia, b. at Westmoreland, 21 June, 1793 ; d. 27 Feb., 1874 ; 

* Samuel. Petition dated Mansfield, May 22, 1777, signedbylstLieut. John Dean, 
stating that said Danforth and others, who marched in a company commanded by 
Lieut. Dean on the alarm of Dec. 8, 1776, for the defence of Rhode Island, were 
omitted on the pay roll, and asking for wages due for 2 days service ; also, Private, 
Capt. John Dean's co., Col. Isaac Dean's (4th Bristol Co.) regt. ; enlisted Aug. 1, 
1780 ; discharged Aug. 7, 1780 ; service, 9 days, at Rhode Island on the alarm of Aug. 
1, 1780; roll dated Mansfield. 

+ Lawson and Sarah (Potter) Blood had a son Charles Lawson Blood, born 20 March, 
1836, died 4 Sept., 1888, who married 24 Nov., 1859, Lucy Ann, dau. of Asa and Lucy 
Williams; their son Harrie Lawson Blood, born 11 Feb., 1868, a pattern maker, resides 
in the bouse No. 219 Weir St., Taunton, which Royal Danforth built about 1830, and 
sold to Lawson Blood in 1835. 



DANTORTH GENEALOGY. 87 

m. 24 Feb.; 1819, James, son of Pierson Richardson, of Phil- 
lipston, b. 7 Oct., 1793, d. 12 June, 1869. He was a farmer 
occupying the farm of his father, one of the original settlers of 
Gerry (now Phillipston), in the north part of the town. He 
removed in 1865 to Pleasanton, Iowa, where he died 12 June, 
1869. 

Children of James and Sophia (Danforth) Richardson : 

1. John Pierson Richardson, b. 22 Jan., 1820 ; m. Rhoda, 

dau. of Capt. Ebenezer Foskett ; d. 21 Jan., 1864. 
Children of John P. and Rhoda (Foskett) Richard- 
son : 

(1) Martin Wallace Richardson, b. 19 April, 1844 ; 

m. (1) Amelia Cummings; m. (2) 5 May, 
1874, Emma Augusta Adams. 

(2) Alonzo Pierson Richardson, b. 4 March, 1850 ; 

m. 15 June, 1880, Martha A. Chaflfee. 

(3) Janette Madora Richardson, b. 23 Feb., 1854 ; 

m. James Edward Hill. 

(4) Adeline Lunette Richardson, b. 24 July, 1857 ; 

m. Edwin Truman Hanson. 

(5) John Clayton Richardson, b. 19 July, 1860; 

m. Mary Ann Macaulay. 

2. James Hanson Richardson* b. 19 Sept., 1823; m. (1) 

Sarah, dau. of James and Hannah Foskett; m. (2) 
after 1860, Martha Jane Pond ; d. 4 January, 1894 
Residence, Orange. Children : 

(1) Ella J. Richardson, b. 1851 ; d. 1852. 

(2) Walter L. Richardson, b. 8 July, 1853 ; d 

19 May, 1862. 

(3) George Warren Richardson, b. 27 Oct., 1855 

m. 4 April, 1880, Alice M. Connell. 

(4) Emma E. Richardson, b. 13 June, 1858 ; d 

25 Aug., 1860. 

(5) Walter James Richardson, b. 26 Jan., 1867 

m. 17 April, 1898, Louette B. Glazier. 

(6) Jenny Ida Richardson, b. 2 Oct., 1868; m 

Edgar O. Hunt. 

(7) Arthur Burton Richardson, b. 28 Feb., 1871 

m. Carrie Donnelly. 

3. Royal Danforth Richardson, b. 12 Feb., 1827 ; m. Mar 

tha Johnson, of Dover, Vt., b. 5 June, 1829 ; res. at 
Pleasanton, la. 

4. Sophia Richardson, b. 3 Oct., 1828 ; m. Lorenzo Damon, 

son of Rufus and Mary (Cleveland) Barnes ; res. 
Oakham; d. 27 July, 1873. 

* He served in the 27th Mass. V. I. from Sept. 19, 1861 ; was in the Roanoke Island 
expedition ; had charge of a force in the Engineers department ; participated in 18 or 
more battles, and received no wound ; wasted in Rebel prisons from 180 to 75 pounds 
weight; paroled Nov. 26, 1864, discharged March 20, 1865. 



88 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

Child of Lorenzo D. and Sophia (Richardson) Bar- 
nes : 

Mary Sophia Barnes, b. 11 Sept., 1861 ; m. (1) 
John Wesley Pierce, b. 3 Dec, 1859 ; she 
m. (2) WiUiam B. Cady. 

5. Susannah Richardson, b. 10 March, 1832 ; m. in May, 

1858, Otis Henry Horton ; res. New Albany, Mo. ; 
d. 23 Oct., 1900. 
Children of Otis H. and Susannah (Richardson) 
Horton : 

(1) Henry Ernest Horton, b. 22 July, 1859 ; d. 

11 Nov., 1879. 

(2) Luella Richardson Horton, b. 9 July, 1865 ; 

d. 6 Nov., 1879. 

(3) Elizabeth Mabel Horton, b. 7 Oct., 1867; m. 

Benoni F. Harden. 

6. Elizabeth Eichardson,h. 10 Nov., 1833 ; m. John Green- 

leaf, son of Greenleaf and Hannah (Frost) Lamb, b. 
in Westminster, 3 May, 1828 ; d. there 9 Sept., 1872 ; 
child Henry Waldo Lamb, b. 27 June, 1859 ; resi- 
dence Boston. 

7. Sarah Richardson, b. 2 Sept., 1835 ; m. Asa B., son of 

Emery and Mary (Bigelow) Bates ; res. Phillipston. 
Children of Asa B. and Sarah (Richardson) Bates : 

(1) Clarence Walter Bates, b. 8 Jan., 1856 ; m. 

Ellen Baldwin. 

(2) Eunice Abby Bates, b. 11 June, 1859; m. 

Louis Maynard. 

(3) John Asa Bates, b. 20 Aug., 1861 ; m. Clara 

Baker. 

(4) Sarah Elizabeth Bates, b. 3 Sept., 1867. 

(5) Minnie Minette Bates, b. 8 Aug., 1870. 

(6) Ida May Bates, b. 24 Dec, 1873 ; m. Emery 

Slasson. 

iii. Sallt, b. 13 July, 1795 ; d. 1803. 

139. iv. Henry, b. 15 July, 1797. 

140. V. John, b. 19 April, 1799. 

vi. Sylvester, b. 5 April, 1801 : d. Oct., 1855 ; unm. ; served in 
the Mexican War ; res. afterwards at Union Village, 0. ; death 
caused by being thrown from a wagon. 

141. vii. Royal William, b. 1 Dec, 1802. 



62. 

Nathaniel® {Oliver,^ Samuel,* Sarmcel,^ Samuel, '^JVzcholas^), 
born at Taunton, 31 March, 1769 ; married first, Sally Chase. Re- 
moved to Bennington, Vt. ; "married there a second wife." 



DANTORTH GENEALOGY. 89 

Children : 

i. Sally; " died in Taunton." 

ii. Nathaniel; " went to Virginia ; tauglit dancing." 

63. 

"William* {Oliver,^ Samuel,* Samuel,^ Samuel,^ Nicholas^) ^ 
born at Taunton, 16 Dec, 1770; died 20 Jan., 1830; man-ied 21 
June, 1791, Sally Leonard, of Taunton, born in 1773 ; died 12 
Feb., 1834. 

He was superintendent of the Hopeville Rolling Mill ; acquired a 
competency through his diligence and hard work. Some years after 
his death his son Leonard sold a tract which had descended to him 
from Rev. Samuel Danforth, on which the Asylum for the Insane 
now stands (in part) ; called " Captain." 
Children : 

i. Eunice,'' b. 13 June, 1792 ; long insane ; d. 21 Aug., 1858. 

ii. Priscilla, b. 20 Oct., 1794; d. 23 Sept., 1830. 

iii. Charles, b. 19 Sept., 1796 ; d. 23 Nov., 1797. 
143. iv. Jarvis, b. 21 Aug., 1798. 

V. Horatio Leonard, b, 7 April, 1801 ; Brown Univ., 1825 ; be- 
came a lawyer ; county treasurer 12 years ; high slieriff 7 years ; 
unmarried ; d. 21 July, 1859. 

vi. Eliza, b. 13 Sept., 1803 ; d. 15 June, 1833. 

vii. Harriet, b. 31 July, 1806 ; d. 3 June, 1866 ; m. David Clark, 
of Medway. 

viii. William, b. 23 Feb., 1810 ; d. 29 April, 1833 ; m. Thirza 
Thayer ; children : 1. Thirza Maria^ ; William A., d. 9 May, 
1833, ae 3 months. 

ix. Mary Williams, b. m Sept., 1812 : d. 18 Oct., 1836 m. 26, 
Oct., 1834, Abel Buss, of Belleville, Canada. 

His grandson Edwin Alexander Danforth, b. in Medway, 14 Nov., 1830, 
m. Lucy Cordelia, dau. of Timothy and Betsey (Allen) Ide ; b. at No. 
Wrentham, 9 Jan., 1825 ; d. Dec, 1864. Children: 1. Harriet Cora, b. 
20 July, 1855; d. 10 July, 1883: 2. Edwin Irving, b. 5 Nov., 1859. 

64. 

Oliver Cromavell® (Olivet^^ Samuel,* Samuel,^ Samuel,'' 
Nicholas'), born at Taunton, 27 Feb., 1790; died 29 Nov., 1826 ; 
married 27 Sept., 1818, Eliza, daughter of Levi and Cynthia (Frank- 
lin) Lincoln, born 23 Oct., 1797, died 1 Aug., 1847. Resided at 
Norton. 

Children : 

i. George Cromwell,'^ b. 25 Sept., 1819 ; d. at Providence, R. I. ; 
m. 15 Jan., 1854, Laura A. Hibbard, b. at Lyme, N. H., in 
1823. No children. 



90 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

ii. Oliver Lincoln, b. 18 Sept., 1821. 

147. iii. Levi Franklin, b. 5 June, 1825. 

148. iv. Lemuel Leonard, b. 26 Feb., 1827. 



65. 

OziAS® (Job,^ Samuel,^ Samuel,'^ Samuel,'^ Nicholas^) , born 
20 Oct., 1772; died 1840; married Desire Cole. 
Children : 

i. Katharine,'^ m. John Vaughan. 
ii. Adeline, m. Cyrus W. Johnson. 
149. iii. OziAS. 
iv. Sarah. 

Job® (Job,^ Samuel,* Samuel,^ Samuel,^ Nicholas^), born 
9 Sept., 1774; died 5 Sept., 1801 ; marriedin Boston ("JobDan- 
forth, Jr., of Providence," int. 4 Oct., 1798, "Sally Burs, of Bos- 
ton"). 
Children : 
i. Samuel.' 
ii. Mary Ann. 

67. 

William® (Job,^ Samuel,* Samuel,^ Samuel,^ Nicholas^), 
born 26 Aug., 1777; married 27 Dec, 1801, Desire Bury. 
Children : 

i. Louisa,'' m. Theodore Hilton. 

Children of Theodore and Louisa (Danforth) Hilton : 

1. William M. Hilton. 

2. Samuel Hilton. 

ii. Maria, m. Briggs. 

68. 

Walter Raleigh® {Job,^ Samuel,* Samuel,^ Samuel,^ Nicho- 
las^), born 1 April, 1787 ; died 11 August, 1861 ; married 12 June, 
1811, Elizabeth Ann Carter. Resided at Providence, R.I. [Brown 
Univ. 1805.] Read law in the office of Hon. James Burrill ; in 
1807 clerk of Supreme Judicial Court, and in 1811 of Court of Com- 
mon Pleas. From 1818 to 1828 member of Town Council, pro- 
nounced several Fourth of July orations before the city authorities, 
and in 1822 an address before the Mechanics and Manufacturers 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 91 

Association. These were printed. From 1820 to 1824 associate ed- 
itor of the Prov. Gazette, and in 1825 established a weekly paper, 
The Microcosm. Though previously of the old Federal party he 
advocated the election of Jackson to the presidency, and thenceforth 
acted with the Democrats. He was collector of the port of Provi- 
dence from 1829 to 1841. In 1842 he was editor of the Express, 
the organ of the Suffrage party that instituted what was known as 
"the Dorr War." [His house on Federal Hill was the headquarters 
of that party, and was fortified to repel attack.] In 1853 he was 
mayor of the city, and in 1855 representative to the General 
Assembly. 

His wife, daughter of John and Carter, a lady renowned 

for her beauty and accomplishments, was directly descended from 
Gideon Crawford, of Lanarck, Scotland, who settled in Providence 
in 1687. 

Mr. Danforth was specially interested in studies of genealogy and 
local history, and in a series of lectures gave reminiscences of 
Providence, and he also furnished for Emery's " History of Taunton 
Ministry " the memoranda respecting this family. A portrait of 
Gen. Jackson, a gift from the original, is in possession of his 
younger son ; one of himself belongs to Miss Allen, and another is 
in the City Council Chamber, Providence. 

Children : 

i. Francis Lippitt,'' b. 18 March, 1812; d. unm. 29 April, 1867. 
ii. Walter Raleigh, b. 17 June, 1813; d. 6 Oct., 1826. 

151. iii. Charles, b. 1 Aug., 1815. 

iv. James, b. 1 May, 1818 ; d. unm. 18 Oct., 1862. 

V. George, b. 1 June, 1820; d. 12 Nov., 1821. 

vi. Maria Elizabeth, b. 9 Sept., 1821 ; d. 31 Oct., 1832. 

vii. William Carter, b. 23 Feb., 1824 ; d. unm. 27 Sept., 1876. 

viii. Sophia Barnes, b. 16 Aug., 1826; m. 1 June, 1852, Richard 
Bowen, son of Howard and Patience Allen, of Fall River, 
b. 11 Feb., 1823. Son, Crawford Carter Allen, b. 20 Jime, 
1861 ; Harv. Law School. Res. Cambridge. 

152. ix. Andrew Jackson, b. 30 Dec, 1828. 

X. Sarah, b. 16 April, 1831 ; d. 24 Nov., 1834. 



69. 

Jonathan® {ElJcanah^^ Samuel,'^ Samuel,^ Samuel^^ Nich- 
olas^), born at Taunton, 1 Oct., 1775; died at Morrison, White- 
sides Co., 111., about 1 July, 1854; married Hannah Lyon, of 
Woodford, Vt. He went from Taunton to Woodford, with his 
father, as a child ; resided there many years ; was constable, etc. 
Removed to Illinois with his son, Henry Tisdale. 



92 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

Children : 

i. Clara/ m. Roswell, son of Josiah and Betsey (Allen) Cutler, 
of Woodford. He died Feb., 1900. 

Children of Roswell and Clara ( Danf orth) Cutler : 

1. Sibyl Danforth Cutler, h. 27 March, 1822 ; d. 10 June, 

1857 ; m. 27 Aug., 1840, Martin Canary Talcott (his 
second wife), son of Joseph and Rebecca (Warren) 
Talcott, b. at Windsor, Conn., 7 April, 1806, d. at 
Dow City, la., 3 July, 1874. Children of Martin C. 
and Sibyl D. (Cutler) Talcott : 

(1) Vivaldo Talcott, b. 7 June, 1841 ; m. Maggie 

Butler. 

(2) Florence Gertrude Talcott, b. 30 April, 1843 

m. Silas K. Huffman. 

(3) Alphonso Martin Talcott, b. 24 April, 1845 

m. Martha A. McCoU. 
(4y Benjamin West Talcott, b. 10 Feb., 1847 
m. Maggie Wilson ; d. 2 May, 1877. 

(5) Charles Roswell Talcott, b. 29 Sept., 1849 

m. Ella Grace. 

(6) Jesse Newcomb Talcott, b. 19 Aug., 1850 

d. 26 Nov., 1852. 

(7) Riley Albert Talcott, b. 6 Sept., 1852; m. 

Mary E. Adams. 

(8) Ammi Myron Talcott, b. 16 Sept., 1854; d. 3 

Oct., 1864. 

(9) Ezra Warren Talcott, b. 22 March, 1857; 

m. Sarah J. Bolton. 

All these reside near Dow City, la. 

2. Clarissa Cutler, m. James Lambert, of Lansingburg, 

N. Y. ; had two sons, viz., James Gordon Lambert 
and Charles R. Lambert. 

3. Roswell Danforth Cutler, b. 27 March, 1827. 

ii. Sibyl, d. 1821 ; m. Allen Cutler, a brother of Roswell, above. 

iii. Mart, b. 15 April, 1807; d. 4 Dec, 1854; m. 29 Oct., 1826, 
at Hoosac 4 Corners, John De Groodt, shoemaker and farmer, 
b. 12 Jan., 1802, d. 27 Dec, 1891. Resided successively at 
Fredonia, N. Y. ; Springfield, Pa. ; Madison, O. ; Rockford, 
Geneseo and Morison, 111., and Louisiana, Mo. Died at 
Morison. 

Children of John and Mary (Danforth) De Groodt : 

1. George Washington De Groodt, b. 19 Sept., 1827; res. 

Kansas City, Mo. 

2. Myron Henry De Groodt, b. 2 March, 1829 ; d. May, 

1830. 

3. Orville Henry De Groodt, b. 25 March, 1831 ; went to 

California. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGif. 93 

4. Myron Cornelius De Groodt, b. 1 March, 1833 ; acci- 

dentally killed by a gun, 19 July, 1862. 

5. Orphelia Lovina De Groodt, b. 17 April, 1835 ; m. 19 

Sept., 1866, Watson R. Agard, of Montrose, Colo. 
Children of Watson R. and Orphelia L. Agard : 

(1) Cora Nettie Agard, b. 9 July, 1867; m. 15 

Aug., 1885, Clarence Knight. Children : 
William Agard Knight, b. 1 April, 1888, 
and Dora Gertrude Knight, b. 26 Nov., 
1891. 

(2) Dora Belle Agard, b. 8 April, 1872; m. 30 

July, 1887, Oliver F. Weeks. Child: 
George Agard Weeks, b. 15 May, 1889. 

6. John Murray De Groodt, b. 13 Aug., 1838 ; m. twice ; 

two daus. by first wife. Res. Anada, Pike Co., Mo. 

7. Lafayette M. De Groodt, b. 30 July, 1840; served in 

War of the Rebellion ; d. 20 Dec, 1862. 

8. Clement L. De Groodt, b. 29 Aug., 1843 ; res. Louisi- 

ana, Mo. 

9. Francis Marion De Groodt, b. 26 Oct., 1845 ; farmer 

and painter ; Kansas. 
10. Mary Lovisa De Groodt, b. 15 Feb., 1849 ; m. George 
Edgar Goodenough ; res. Morrison, Whitesides Co., 
111. Children : 

(1) Minnie Josephine Goodenough, b. 31 Oct., 

1870. 

(2) John Willard Goodenough, b. 17 April, 1876. 

(3) Arthur Lewis Goodenough, b. 7 Dec, 1878. 

(4) Bertie Elmer Goodenough, b. 20 July, 1880. 

iv. George, b. at Woodford, Vt., d. before 1820, unm. 
153. V. Henry Tisdale, b. 1 April, 1813. 



70. 

George Washington® {Elhanah,^ 8amuel,* Samuel,^ Samuel,' 
Mcholas'), born at Taunton, 29 Jan., 1776 ; died 25 July, 1799 ; 
he accompanied hie w^ife's brother to the West Indies and died in 
Havana; married Charlotte Jennings, of Norwalk, Conn. She sur- 
vived her husband and married second, Dr. Fenton, of Conneaut, O. 

Child : 

Betsey Ann Washington,"' m. Samuel Sterrett, a merchant, of Spring- 
field, O. 

Child of Samuel and Betsey A. W. (Danforth) Sterrett: 
Mary Adeline Sterrett. 



94 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 



71. 

James* {Elhanah^^ Samuel,* Samuel,^ Samuel,^ JVicholas^) 
bom at Taunton, 26 Jan., 1779 ; died at Laona, Chautauqua Co., 
N. Y., 22 March, 1858; married at Bennington, 1798, Martha 
Trapwell, born 1783, died 26 Oct., 1859. 

James Danforth, residing in Pomfret, Chau. Co., N. Y., by a bill 
of sale signed " by his attorney Patty Danforth " [i.e. Martha] con- 
veyed to one Hall, of Bennington, all his interest in the real and 
personal estate of his deceased father in Woodford. 
Children : 

i. EmilV b. 8 Oct., 1800; d. 9 Dec, 1887 ; m. Isaac K. Thomp- 
son. 

Children of Isaac K. and Emily (Danforth) Thompson : 

1. Edgar Spragtie Thompson, m. Sarah Maria Danforth. 

2. James Danforth Thompson, b. Sept., 1832; m. Dorinda 

Clough ; res. Salina, Calif. 

3. George Wash. Thompson, b. 12 April, 1834 ; m. (1) Ann 

Maria Wilcox, (2) Sophia Bruce Hulbert; res. Oska- 
loosa, la. 

4. Ellen Eliza Thompson, b. 3 Jan., 1836 ; m. Capt. El- 

kanah S. Foster. 

ii. Lorain, b. 1802 ; d. at Chautauqua^ 1873 ; m. David Davis. 

154. iii. Lewis, b. 1804. 

155. iv. Sylvester Armstrong, b. 4 March, 1807. 

V. LucRETiA, b. about 1819 ; m. Sheldon Smith ; d. at Laoua, N. Y,, 
between 1860 and 1870. Children : 1. George Danforth Smith; 
2. Mdton Smith. 



72. ' 

Henry® {Elkanah,^ Samuel,* Samuel,^ Samuel,^ Nicholas^), 
born at Woodford, Vt., 13 July, 1793 ; died 13 April, 1861 ; mar- 
ried at Bennington, 1 Jan., 1815, Zilpah, daughter of Amos and 
Rachel (Ammidon) Cummings. 
Children : 

i. Harriet Hannah,^ b. Woodford, 22 Nov., 1815 ; m. 4 Nov., 
1833, Alfred, son of Christopher Burlingame ; b. 5 May, 1809 ; 
d. at Crete, Neb., 9 June, 1882 (his first wife) ; she d. at Janes- 
ville, Wis., 31 Jan., 1853. 

Children of Alfred and Harriet H. (Danforth) Burlingame : 
1 Amelia Burlingame, b. 18 June, 1836 ; m. 9 June, 1857, 
Hu-am Conra Rider, b. Tioga co., N. Y., 21 July, 1833. 
2. W. H. Harrison Burlingame, b. 18 Jan., 1838 ; d. 21 
May, 1881 ; m. Elizabeth Stockman. 



DANTORTH GENEALOGY. 95 

3. Florilla Adeline Burlingame, b. 12 March, 1840; d. 10 

May, 1849, at Lockport, O. 

4. Mary Malvina Burlingame, b. 28 May, 1842 ; m. John 

Wesley Cadwell. 

5. Gilbert Motier de La Fayette Burlingame, b. 1 Aug., 

1844 ; d. 26 Sept., 1847. 

6. Harriet Adelia Burlingame, b. 3 Dec, 1847 ; m. Daniel 

Wheeler. 

7. Malret Aveline Burlingame, b. 23 Feb., 1850 ; d. 20 

Jan.. 1877 ; m. Joshua Lemon Warfield. 

156. ii. Alanson, b. 22 Nov., 1815. 

157. iii. Lawton, b. 1 Aug., 1818. 

iv. Florilla, b. at Brookfield, N. Y., 25 March, 1821 ; d. at Akron, 
O., 16 July, 1856. 

158. V. Benjamin Franklin, b. 10 April, 1823. 

vi. Henry Tisdale, b. Bridgewater, Oneida co., N. Y., 2 March, 
1825 ; was a soldier in the Mexican War ; served 7 1-2 years 
in the regular army ; at beginning of the Rebellion raised a 
company of volimteers in Lancaster, Pa. ; was Lieut. Col. of 
a regiment of Heavy ArtUlery ; killed before Richmond, Va., 
30 June, 1862. He m. at Wheeling, Va., Mary Root ; no 
children. 

vii. Sarah Maria, b. at Sangerfield, N. Y., 22 Aug., 1827 ; m. Ed- 
gar Sprague, son of Isaac and Emily (Danforth) Thompson ; 
res. Fairplay, Colo. 

Children of Edgar S. and Sarah M. (Danforth) Thompson : 

1. Hem-y Thompson, b. 1847 ; a cripple ; d. 1891. 

2. Harriet Thompson, b, 1849 ; m. 1875, Bryon Bower- 

man. 

3. George Thompson. 

4. James Tliompson. 

5. Ellen Loraine Tliompson, b. Eldora, la., 22 Sept., 1862 ; 

m. at Fairplay, 2 Oct., 1890, Rollo H. Wright. 

viii. Mary Adeline, b. at Pomfret, N. Y., 22 March, 1837 : d. at 
Lockport, 0., 17 Feb., 1840. 

73 

Thoivias® {Tliomas^^ Thomas,* Samuel,'^ Samuel,^ JSficholas^), 
born at Middletown, Conn., 2 June, 1756 ; died at Rocky Hill, 13 
Jan., 1840; married 11 Jan., 1775, Elizabeth Tallman, of New 
London, Conn., born 19 Sept., 1754, died 30 Dec., 1826. 

He removed to Rocky Hill, Conn., in 1778, where he established 
and maintained a large business in tin ware, britannia, copper, 
brass wares and hardware, sending goods far and wide by his pedlars' 
wagons. He established a branch factory at Philadelphia, and some- 
times dwelt there with his family in the winter season. In 1783 
he built at Rocky HiU, an elegant mansion in which he entertained 



96 DANTOETH GENEALOGY. 

numerous kinsfolk and other friends. His son-in-law, Richard Wil- 
liams, was a partner with him for several years. 
Children : 

i. Hannah,' b. at Middletown, 16 Oct., 1775 ; d. at E. H., 3 Jan., 
1815 ; m. 28 Sept., 1794, Richard, third son of Othniel and 
Hannah Runnels [Reynolds] "Williams, b. at Wethersfield, Ct., 
3 Dec, 1771 ; d. at Hartford, 1 Nov., 1812. 

Children of Richard and Hannah (Danforth) Williams : 

1. Richard Williams, b. 10 Nov., 1796 ; d. 31 Jan., 1797. 

2. Richard Williams, b. 12 Dec, 1797 ; d. 4 Jan., 1798. 

3. Otis Williams, b. 13 March, 1799 ; d. at Buffalo, N. Y., 

unm., 12 May, 1831. 

4. Caroline Danforth Williams, b. 20 July, 1801 ; d. at 

Cuyahoga Falls, O., 26 May, 1847 ; m. 26 March, 
1832, George, son of Roswell and Betsey (Humphrey) 
Taylor, b. in Hartford, 13 June, 1798 ; d. at Spring- 
field, 18 Sept., 1873. 

Children of George and Caroline Danforth (Wil- 
hams) Taylor : 

(1) George Henry Taylor, b. Kent, Conn., 5 

Oct., 1834 ; d. C. Falls, O., 20 May, 1842. 

(2) Caroline Elizabeth Taylor, b. 6 June, 1837 

d. Solon, O., 27 Jan., 1864. 

5. Almira Williams, b. 31 July, 1803; d. 18 Feb., 1835 

m. 18 June, 1823, Archibald Robbins, b. 19 Nov. 
1792, d. 27 Dec, 1860. 

Children of Archibald and Almira (Williams) Rob' 
bins: 

(1) William Riley Robbms, b. 16 Aug., 1826 

m. Annie Elizabeth Smith. Their son 
Arthur William Robbins, m. 18 Sept. 
1899, Annie Bertha Cofer, of Bedford co. 
Va., b. 28 Jan., 1874. 

(2) Caroline Sophia Robbins, b. 14 Aug., 1827 

m. (1) Charles D. Sill, (2) James Brush 
Smith. 

(3) Charles WilUams Robbms, b. 19 Sept., 1829; 

m. Matilda Ellen Mitchell. 

(4) Archibald Reynolds Robbms, b. 3 Jan., 1832; 

d. in May, 1890, at Clmton, la. 

6. Elizaheth Tallman Williams, b. 3 Dec, 1808 ; d. in 

Clinton, la., 3 Aug., 1883 ; m. 3 May, 1836 (second 
vdfe) Archibald Robbins. 
Children of Archibald and Elizabeth Tallman (Wil- 
liams) Robbins : 

(1) Alfred Danforth Robbins, b. 12 April, 1837 ; 
m. Margaret A. Price. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 97 

(2) Richard Otis Robbius, b. 25 Aug., 1838; d. 

22 July, 1860. 

(3) Almira (" Myni ") Elizabeth Robbins, b. 23 

Dec, 1839 ; m. James McNabb, Jr. Resi- 
dence Washington, D. C. 

(4) Francis Augustus Robbins, b. 22 Feb., 1841 ; 

d. 23 Feb., 1843. 

(5) Francis Wiltshire Robbins, b. 11 Sept., 1844 ; 

d. in N. Y. city, 26 June, 1895. 

ii. Martha, b. at M., 4 Aug., 1777 ; d. near Hartford, 19 June, 
1850; m. 7 July, 1796, Simeon Robbius, son of Simeon and 
Sarah (Rose) Robbins, b. at Rocky Hill, 2 April, 1774 ; d. at 
Frasersburg, O., 1 Sept., 1833. 

Children of Simeon and Martha (Danforth) Robbins : 

1. Eliza RohUvs, bapt. 29 July, 1798 ; d. 12 Dec, 1802. 

2. Martha bobbins, b. 10 April, 1801 ; m. in Kirkland, 

N. Y., in 1821, Horace, son of Nathan and Malinda 

Marsh, b. in 1798, d. 14 Sept., 1854, at Esraen, 111. 

Children of Horace and Martha (Robbins) Marsh : 

(1) Myra Frances Marsh, b. Kirkland, N. Y., 

12 March, 1827; m. William Rogers Bab- 
cock, b. at Hartford, N. Y., 10 April, 1816 ; 
d. at Esmen, 111., 11 Sept., 1866. 
Children of William R. and Myra F. 
(Marsh) Babcock: 

(1) Mary Babcock, b. 6 Jan., 1848; 

m. John Hossack, of Ottawa, Can. 

(2) Charles Babcock, b. 21 March, 

1851 ; d. at Esmen, HI., 14 Oct., 
1855. 

(3) Helen Marsh Babcock, b. 14 Sept., 

1856; d. 30 Nov.. 1859. 

(4) Ella Babcock, b. 25 April, 1860 ; 

m. Fred. N. Hossack. 

(5) William Jeffers Babcock, b. 2 

March, 1863 ; d. 21 Oct., 1866. 

(2) Henry Danforth Marsh, b. 2 March, 1834; 

d. at Courtland, Neb., 18 Dec, 1886 ; m. 
Esmen, EL, 25 Dec, 1855, Sarah Camp, 
b. Naugatuck, Conn., 18 Jan., 1835. 

3. Eliza Bobbins, b. 29 .June, 1803 ; m. 12 Oct., 1832, 

Horatio Nelson Byington, son of Jonah B., b. at 
Hartford. 

4. Ehiora L. Bobbins, bapt. 20 April, 1806 ; d. 14 Jan., 

1809. 

5. Almira A. Bobbins, b. 14 June, 1808; d. 14 Aug., 

1888 ; m. 8 March, 1830, at New Hartford, N. Y., 



98 DANTORTH GENEALOGY. 

Gates Warren, son of Dea. Warren and Hannah 
(Gates) Chapman, b. 3 Aug., 1801, d. 12 Feb., 1877. 
Children of Gates W. and Almira A. (Robbins) 
Chapman : 

(1) Edward Tallman Chapman, b. 26 April, 

1834. 

(2) Frederick Robbins Chapman, b. 23 Jan., 

1836; m. (1) 19 March, 1862, Samantha 
Louisa, dau. of Darius Beebe, b. Brook- 
field, N. Y., 20 July, 1839, d. 2 Nov., 
1869 ; he m. (2) 26 June, 1877, Mary 
Jane, dau. of John and Eliz. ( Bott) Joyce, 
of Scotland, b. N. Hartford, N. Y., 6 Sept., 
1851. 

(3) William Henry Chapman, b. 19 April, 

1842 : did good service in the War of the 
Rebellion ; m. 2 Jan., 1867, Mary Eliza- 
beth, dau. of Stephen and Lucinda (White) 
Johnson, b. Norwich, N. Y., 7 Feb., 1848. 
Child : Elnora Chapman, b. 10 June, 
1874; d. 6 May, 1875. 
6. Mnora L. Robbins, bapt. 5 May, 1811 ; d. 4 June, 1879 ; 
m. 1857, Samuel Holden Parsons Hall, son of Dr. 
Wm. Brentou Hall (Yale Coll. 1786) and Mehitabel 
(dau. of S. Holden Parsons, Maj. Gen. commanding 
the Conn, line of the Continental army), a merchant 
in Bingharaton, N. Y. Mr. Hall was b. at Middle- 
town, 23 June, 1804; d. at Binghamton, Feb., 1877. 

iii. Sarah, b. at Rocky Hill, 17 Sept., 1779 ; d. Jan. 5, 1861 ; m. 
16 Nov., 1797, Luther Goodrich, who commanded the sloop 
Almira, in the coasting trade, b. at Westfield, Conn., 16 July, 
1776, d. 12 Nov., 1832; he was son of Peter and Bathsheba 
(Miller) Goodrich, of East Haddam. 

Cliildren of Luther and Sarah (Danforth) Goodrich : 

1. Sarah Goodrich, b. E. Haddam, 1 July, 1800 ; d. 10 

July, 1825. 

2. Miranda Goodrich, b. 8 Aug., 1803 ; d. 25 Feb., 1828. 

3. George Goodnch, b. 8 Sept., 1805 ; d. Water bury. Conn., 

29 Dec, 1879 ; m. (1) Bristol, Conn., 21 May, 1828, 
Charlotte Lucinda, dau. of Ira and Cynthia (Shaler) 
Ives, b. Oct., 1809, d. 29 Oct., 1848. He m. (2) 27 
March, 1861, Mrs. Charlotte (Upson) Birge, b. Water- 
bury, 4 Sept., 1814, d. 6 June, 1880. 

Children of George and Charlotte L. (Ives) Good- 
rich . 

(1) Almira Mranda Goodrich, b. 29 Dec, 1829. 

(2) Augustus Ives Goodrich, b. 16 Sept., 1833; 

m. Helen T. Corbett. Children : Frederic 
Samuel Goodrich, b. 9 Sep., 1865 ; Charles 
Gurley Goodrich, b. 19 Sep., 1869. 



DANFORTH GENEAOLQY. 99 

(3) George Luther Goodrich, b. 10 May, 1836 ; 

res. Bristol, Conn. 

(4) Samuel Root Goodrich, b. 8 Oct., 1839 ; m. 

(1) 28 May, 1862, Anna Eliza, dau. of 
Lucas and Clarinda (Tousey) Barnes, b. at 
Newtown, Conn., 11 Oct., 1839; d. at 
Greenwich, Conn., 7 May, 1893. He m. 

(2) Almira Caroline Watts, b. in Maine, 
13 Sept., 1852. Ch. : Charles Augustus 
Goodrich, b. 22 Nov. 1867 ; Horace Barnes 
Goodrich, b. 22 Sept., 1874. 

4. Hepsey Penfield Goodrich^ b. 24 Jan., 1809; d. 12 May, 
1871 ; m. 6 May, 1846, William P. Dorrance, b. 14 
Nov., 1812, d. at Andover, Conn., 6 Dec, 1879; 
representative, state senator, postmaster ; had the 
entire confidence of the community. 

Children of William P. and Hepsey P. (Goodrich) 
Dorrance : 

(1) William .Gershom Dorrance, b. 4 April, 

1847; d. 20 Feb., 1877. 

(2) Henry George Dorrance, b. 10 Dec, 1849 ; 

res. Andover, Conn. ; m. 30 May, 1888, 
Elizabeth M. Thompson. 

iv. Elizabeth, b. 23 Aug., 1789 ; d. 29 March, 1852 ; m. 25 March, 
1819, Merriam Williams, b. at Rocky Hill, 3 July, 1785, d. 
there 10 May, 1857 ; he was son of Corporal Eliel and Com- 
fort (Morton) Williams, the father having been a member of 
the local Committee of Safety, at the opening of the Revolution, 
and a soldier in the war, a public spirited citizen. Merriam 
was a tanner and currier and master shoemaker ; also a far- 
mer. His brother. Rev. Comfort Williams, was the first minis- 
ter of Rochester, N. Y. 

Children of Merriam and Elizabeth (Danforth) Williams: 

1. Thomas Danforth Williams, b. 4 Dec, 1819 ; d. 4 Dec, 

1881 ; m. Mary Jane Boardman, b. 26 March, 1820, 
d. 7 Aug,, 1888. Chil, : Luther Boardman Williams, 
b. 7 June, 1844 ; Caroline Elizabeth Williams, b, 6 
Nov., 1847 ; Charles Merriam Williams, b. 13 Nov., 
1851; Anne Jane Williams, b. 17 Sept., 1858. 

2. Martha Tallman Williams, b. 21 Dec, 1821 ; d. 27 Aug., 

1871. 

3. Mary Elizabeth Williams, b. 2 Feb., 1826; d. 12 Dec, 

1829. 

4. Elizabeth Morton Williams, b. 31 Dec, 1830 ; d. 2 March, 

1891. 

5. Sarah Goodrich Williams, h. 16 Aug., 1834; a valuable 

contributor to this book. Residence, Hartford, Conn. 

159. V. Thomas, b. 6 July, 1792. 

vi. Almira, b. 7 Nov., 1794; d. 12 Dec, 1801. 



100 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

74. 

Joseph® {Thomas,^ Thomas,'^ 8amuel,^ Scwmel,' JSficholas^), 
born at Middletown, Conn., 17 Aug., 1758; died at Hartford, 17 
Dec, 1788; married 12 April, 1781, Sarah King.* 
Children : 

i. Sallt,^ h. 3 Feb., d. 3 April, 1782. 
160. ii. Joseph, b. 14 March, 1783. 

iii. A twin of Joseph, died same day. 

iv. Sally, b. 1 July, 1785 ; d. 17 Julj^, 1815 ; m. Ranney. 

Children of and Sally (Danforth) Ranney : 

1. Roderick H. Ranney. 

2. Jacob Ranney. 

3. Sally Ranney. 

4. Martha Ranney. 

V. Edward, b. 12 Jan., d. 1 Dec, 1787. 
vi. Patty, b. 6 Feb., 1789 ; m. N. M. Lane ; res. Troy, N. Y. 
Children of N. M. and Patty (Danforth) Lane : 

1. Mary Ann Lane, b. 5 Feb., 1813 ; m. 9 Jan., 1833, An 

son Atwood, of Troy, N. Y. Cliild : Mary Atwood. 

2. Sarah Danforth Lane,\). 10 March, 1815 ; d. 10 April, 

1850 ; m. 30 April, 1834, Francis J. Kerney. 

75. 

Edward* {Thomas,^ Tliomas,'^ Samuel,^ Samuel," WicJiolas^)^ 

bom at Middletown, Conn., 20 March, 1765 ; died at Hartford, 24 

April, 1830; married Jerusha, only child of Isaac Moseley, M.D., 

of Glastonbmy, Conn. ; she died 16 Jan., 1853. 

Children : 

i. Mary Taber,'^ b. 1793 ; d. 22 June, 1827 ; m. Nov., 1816, John 

Beach, 
ii. Jerusha, m. Sept., 1828, John Beach, formerly husband of her 
sister Mary; d. 8 Aug., 1859. 

John Beach had children Edward D. Beach, of Hartford ; 
John T. Beach, of Brooklyn, N. Y. ; George Beach, d. 
young ; a daughter who m. Knapp, and res. at Chi- 
cago, 111, 
iii. Eliza, b. 8 Feb., 1897 ; d. at res. of J. T. Beach, 12 July, 1887. 

161. iv. Edward John, b. 19 Feb., 1799. 

162. V. Isaac Moseley, b. 11 Dec, 1800. 
vi. John, b. and d. in 1802. 

vii. George Merrick, d. at Hartford, Conn,, 5 Nov., 1852. 

viii. Julia, d. at Jersey City, N. J., July, 1855. 

ix. LuciNDA LucRETiA, d. at Hartford, Sept., 1855. 

• After her husband's death, Mrs. Sarah (King) Danforth mariried second, 30 Sept., 
1793, Ambrose Seymour. Children : (1) Edward H. Seymour, b. 20 Dec, 1794, d. 18 
June, 1796; (2) Mary Hartshorne Seymour, b. 28 Dec., 1798. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 101 



76. 



Jonathan^ {Thomas,^ Thomas*, Samuel,'' Samuel,^ JSfich- 
olas^), born at Middletown, Conn., 14 Dec, 1766; died at sea, 
Sept., 1804; married at Guilford, Conn., 27 Oct., 1793, Lucy 
Ward, of Ashford, Conn., born 19 Feb., 1774, died at Rartford, 
Conn., 25 May, 1858. (Her father cared for the women and chil- 
dren of Ashford, when men had gone to the war (Revolution), till 
he was drafted ; died on the march to New York ; his widow mar- 
ried (2) a Mr. Bullock.) 
Children : 

i. Lucy,'' b. 29 Aug., 1794; d. 9 Jan., 1868; m. Benjamin Cramp- 
ton, b. 1783, d. at the South, 1819. 
ii. Maria, b. 25 Sept., 1795 ; d. 1827 ; m. 10 Sept., 1817, Nathan- 
iel Spencer, b. 1788, d. at Hartford, 16 Jan., 1823. 
Child of Nathaniel and Maria (Danforth) Spencer : 

Maria Burdell Spencer, b. 1 Aug., 1818; m. 10 Sept., 
1839, Simeon Palmer, Jr., M. D., sou of Simeon and 
Mary (Caldwell) Palmer, b. at Boston, 2 July, 1813, 
d. at Dorchester, 9 May, 1890; Yale Univ., 1833; 
Harvard Med. ; res. 30 years at Milton, where the chil- 
dren were born ; then rem. to Fairhaven, afterward to 
Dorchester. Mrs. Palmer d. 23 June, 1895. 

Children of Simeon and Maria B.( Spencer) Palmer: 

(1) Maria Caldwell Palmer, b. 27 Oct., 1840 ; 

m. at Fairhaven, 18 Sept., 1873, Francis 
Walter Houghton, son of Elijah and Eliza- 
beth Stoddard (Hathaway) Houghton, b. 
in N. Y. city, 22 April, 1835. 

(2) Simeon Palmer, b. 29 May, 1842 ; d. 16 

Jan., 1877, killed by Indians or outlaws in 
Texas. 

(3) Alice Caroline Palmer, b. 12 July, 1844 ; 

d. at Milton,, 17 Dec, 1870. 

(4) Lucy Dauforth Palmer, b. 1 Oct., 1845 ; d. 

April, 1847. 

(5) Lucy Danforth Palmer, b. 26 Dec, 1848. 

(6) Caldwell Palmer, b. 15 March, 1851 ; m. at 

San Antonio, Tex,, 25 Dec, 1888, Mrs. 
Annie Louise (Hough) Carter, 

(7) Sophia French Palmer, b. 26 May, 1853; 

sometime supt. City Hospital, Rociiester, 
N. Y. • editor Am. Journal of Nursing, 

(8) Francis Richmond Palmer, b. 25 Nov., 1855 ; 

m. 15 Aug., 1880, Mary Sffie North. 

(9) Edward Dudley Palmer, b. 7 June, 1859 ; 

m. 13 April, 1886, Irene, dau. of Augustus 
and Virginia (Noch) Kaye. 
(10) Ida Russell Palmer, b. 8 Feb., 1861. 



102 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

Amelia, b. 27 May, 1800 ; d. 10 June, 1876 ; m. first, 12 Sept., 
1819, Orin, son of Benjamin Webster, b. 4 Sept., 1797, d. at 
Litchfield, Conn., 1830. 

Children of Orin and Amelia (Danforth) Webster : 

1. Benjamin Crampton Webster, b. 8 Oct., 1821 ; d. 14 

Jan., 1893 ; m. in N. Y. city, 6 Feb., 1847, Elizabeth 
Wilbur. 

Children of Benj. C. and Elizabeth (WUbur) Web- 
ster : 

(1) Marcus Wilbur Webster, b. 1850, d. 1854. 

(2) Eliza Campbell Webster, b. 18 Jan., 1852. 

(3) Benjamin Webster, b. 25 March, 1857. 

(4) Albert Webster, b. 3 Ang., 1859. 

(5) Joseph Wilbur Webster, b. and d. in 1864. 

2. Orin Webster. 

3. Jonathan Danforth Webster. 

Amelia married second, 21 Nov., 1837, Solomon Olmstead ; 
resided at Minneapolis, Minn. 

Child of^Solomon and Amelia (Danforth) (Webster) Olm- 
stead : 

4. Atnelia Electa Olmstead, d. at Hartford ; m. Tuck- 

er. 

Caroline, b. 3 May, 1802 ; d. 29 Aug., 1829 ; m. 25 Dec, 1822, 
Norman (son of Norman and Mary (Boardman) Smith), b. 
11 Nov., 1800 ; d. Oct., 1833 ; he is spoken of as a "gener- 
ous philanthropist, a devoted Christian, as well as a man of 
eminent business ability." A memorial of his life was written 
by Rev. Joel Hawes, D.D., of Hartford, Conn. The Conn. 
Observer (Hartford, 16 Dec, 1833) gives a list of Ms bequests : 
Board of Missions, $3000, Home Miss. Soc, $2000, Bible 
Soc, $1000, Tract Soc, $1000, Education Soc, $1000, Sun- 
day School Union, $1000, and many private bequests. It adds: 
"He was a mechanic, acquired his money by his own industry, 
was amiable in disposition, upright in his dealings, and was 
universally respected." 

Children of Norman, Jr. and Caroline (Danforth) Smith : 

1. Mary Boardman Smith, b. 31 July, 1824 ; d. 11 Nov., 
1880 ; m. Rev. William Weston Fatten, D.D., son of 
Rev. William and Mary (Weston) Patton, D.D., and 
grandson of Col. Robert Patton, first postmaster of 
Philadelphia, b. in N. Y. city, 19 Oct., 1821 ; d. at 
Westfield, N. J., 31 Dec, 1889. Dr. Patton was one 
of the foremost ministei'S (Congregational) of Chicago, 
111., for many years ; Hartford, Conn., 22 years ; one 
of the founders and long editor of " The Advance " ; 
later, president of Howard University. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 103 

Children of William W. and Mary B. (Smith) Pat- 
ton : 

(1) Norman Smith Patton, b. 10 July, 1852. 

(2) Robert Weston Patton, b. 29 May, 1854. 

(3) Caroline Roberts Patton, b. 30 March, 1856; 

m. 26 Oct., 18H6, Rev. Da\ad P. Hatch ; 
d. 19 June, 1893. 

(4) Horace Bnshnell Patton, b. 8 Sept.. 1858. 

(5) Rev. Cornelius Howard Patton, b. 25 Dec, 

1860. 

(6) Mary Amelia Patton, b. 22 Sept., 1864 ; m. 

Martin Welles. 
2. Caroline Danforth Smith, b. 28 Sept., 1827 ; d. 13 Dec. 
1874 ; m. 17 Nov., 1847, Marshall Owen Roberts, b 
N. Y. city, 22 March, 1814 ; d. 11 Sept., 1880; son 
of Dr. Owen (b. Wales) and Newell (b. Birming- 
ham, Eng.) Roberts, who came to N. Y., in 1798. 
He was one of the foremost business men of his day ; 
leader in gigantic railroad and steamship systems, 
coal mining companies, banks, etc. ; president of the 
Pacific Mail Steamship Co., a grand helper of our 
government during the War of the Rebellion. 

She was a remarkable woman, holding a position 
in the highest social scale and having large wealth at 
her command ; she founded no less than four impor- 
tant benevolent societies for local usefulness in New 
York city, beside aiding numerous others. A personal 
friend of President Lincoln and other leaders of the 
nation ; very efficient in movements for soldiers' re- 
lief and other patriotic movements. She was very ac- 
tive in religious work, too. She died of cancer, in 
London ; among her latest words were these : " Bless 
God for all He has done and for all that is to come." 
Child of Marshall 0. and Caroline D. (Smith) Rob- 
erts : 
Caroline Marshall Roberts, b. 26 Dec, 1849 ; d. 
at London, Eng., 24 June, 1893 ; m. 13 AprO, 
1867, Ames Van Wart (a grandson of Henry 
Van Wart, a native of New York, but resident 
and mercliant in Birmingham, Eng. ; at whose 
house his brother-in-law Washington L'ving, 
wrote Bracebridge Hall, and part of the Sketch 
Book. Child Evelyn Van Wart, b. in New 
York, in April, 1870. 
3. Amelia Smith, b. 1 Jan., 1830 ; d. 19 April, 1893; m. 
24 July, 1861, Oliver Grant Terry, many years presi. 
dent of the ^tna Bank of Hartford ; he d. 7 Feb., 
1873. Child: Mary Amelia Terry, b. 19 Oct., 1863. 
163. V. Jonathan, b. 23 June, 1804. 



104 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 



77. 

William® (Thomas,^ Thomas,* Samuel,^ Samuel,'^ J)ficholas^), 
born at Middletown, Conn., 7 Feb., 1769 ; died there 9 Dec, 1820 ; 
married 2 May, 1793, Huldah Scovell, born in 1770, died 3 Jan., 
1854, aged 84 years. He is said to have been a carpenter and 
builder. 

Children : 

164. i. William/ b. 30 Jan., 1794. 

ii. Mary, b. 31 Aug., 1795 ; d. 13 Dec, 1815. 
ill. Huldah, b. 14 Julv, 1797 ; d. 2 Sept., 1835. 
iv. JoHN,b. 23 July, 1799 ; d. 5 Dec, 1811. 

165. V. JosiAH, b. 18 July, 1803. 

vi. Emily, b. 20 Aug., 1805 ; d. 20 April, 1869. 
vii. Frances, b. 16 Jan., 1808; d. 15 June, 1817. 



78 

Daniel® {Thomas,'' Thomas,* Samuel,^ Samuel,^ Nicholas^), 
born at Middletown, Conn, 25 Jan., 1771; settled at Hartford, 
Conn. ; died 3 Dec., 1808 ; mai-ried 2 Jan., 1799, Lucinda, daugh- 
ter of Lieut. John and Sibyl (Hall) Montague, born 6 June, 1777; 
died 3 July, 1853 ; she survived her husband and married second, 
3 Dec, 1817, Major Timothy Hatch.* She was descended from 
the pioneers, Richard and Abigail Montague, of Boston, 1646; 
Wethersfield, Conn., 1651 ; Hadley, Mass., later; through their son 
John and his wife Hannah (Smith) ; John and Abigail (Smith) ; 
John and Thankful (Sheldon). 
Children : 

i. Lucinda,'' b. 7 Oct., 1799 ; d, 14 Sept., 1803. 
ii. Daniel, b. 22 Nov., 1801 ; d. 6 Nov., 1820. 
iii. John Montague, b. 19 Jan., 1804; became a printer in N. Y. 
city; d. at Hartford, 31 Dec, 1834 [or 29 .Jan., 1835]. 



79. 

Samuel* {Thomas,^ Thomas,* Samuel,^ Samuel,^ Nicholas^), 
born at Middletown, Conn., 10 April, 1774; died at Hartford, 
Conn., 11 April, 1816; married Melinda Seymour, of Hartford, 
born 1774; died April, 1826, aged 52. 



* Children of Timothy and (his third wife) Lucinda (Montague) (Danforth) Hatch : 
) Henrr Hatch, b. 22 Oct., 1818. d. Pierpont, N. Y., 31 March, 1874; (2) Lucinda 
nn Hatch, b. 29 March, 1821 ; (3) Frances Hatch, b. 16 Aug., 1823. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 105 

Children : 

i. Carolixk,'' bapt. March, 1801 ; died young, 
ii. Elizabeth, bapt. Dec, 1802; m. Edwin Benjamin; child Mary 
Elizabeth Benjamin, m. Frank E. Wiggin, then of Washing- 
ton, now of San Francisco, Calif, 
iii. Melixda Amelia, bapt. July, 1805 ; d. March, 1826. 
iv. Catherixe, bapt. July, 1807 ; d. 1864. 
T. Martha Jacobs, bapt. Nov., 1808 ; d. Feb., 1813. 
vi. Harriet, bapt. June, 1810; d. 21 March, 1886. 
vii. Philura, bapt. July, 1812; d. 15 Oct., 1886. 
viii. Sophia, bapt. April, 1814. 
166. ix. Samuel, b. 8 June, 1816. 

The four sisters, Catherine, Harriet, Philura and Sophia, con- 
ducted for many years a Select School in New York city ; re- 
sided about 1892 at 134 East Fiftieth st., and later at Old 
Ladies' Home, in Hartford, Conn. 

80. 

Elijah^ {Elijah,^ Thomas,* Samuel,'^ Samuel," JVicholas^), 
bom at Norton, 12 Sept., 1762; died at Pelham, 29 Oct., 1814 ; 
married Sarah Curtis. " Daughters married Newcomb, Blair, Crozier 
and (Belinda) Courier," says a descendant. 
Children : 

166a. i. Nahum," b. 20 Oct., 1791. 

ii. Sarah. 

iii. Belinda, m. Courier. 

iv. Susa-NNAH. 

V. LuCINDA. 

vi. Elijah, '' married and resided at Indianapolis, Ind." 

81. 

Thomas® {Elijah,^ Thomas,* Samuel,^ Samuel,^ JSFicholas^) , 
born at Norton, 17 May, 1766 ; died in Boston 27 Jan., 1836 ; mar- 
ried at Fi'amingham 26 April, 1804, Mary Jones, daughter of Gil- 
bert and Jane (Jones) Marshall, of Framingham, born 9 Jan., 1786, 
died 7 Jan., 1866. 

He kept the country store at Norton, which was the central gather- 
ing place of the people of that rural town. He was town treasurer, 
town clerk, captain of the military company ; a magistrate of recog- 
nized ability ; his advice was sought and his aid freely given in many 
cases. He was a helpful friend of his pastor, Rev. Pitt Clarke, and 
with skill and fondness for music he was leader of the church choir, 
in which his children, inheriting his taste and talent, took part. Rev. 
Joseph W. Cross now writes of him, after an interval of more than 
seventy years : " He was a wise, just and good man, a valuable citi- 



106 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

zen, a true friend and consistent Christian." Of Mrs. Danforth he 
writes : " One of the excellent of earth." She was well educated and 
of refined tastes, and a notable housewife. While ffivins: careful 
attention to the details of a large household she found time for read- 
ing, and always of the best. She survived her husband many years, 
the latest of which she passed in the family of her youngest daughter. 
Children : 

i. Thomas Marshall," b. 9 Jan., 1805 ; d. 22 Jan., 1828, unm. 

ii. Mart Jane, b. 10 May, 1807 ; from childhood she v/as noted for 
her beauty and winning manners. She early became engaged 
to Joseph W. Cross, then a student with Rev. Pitt Clarke, and 
became his wife on his graduating at Harvard. They resided 
in Chatham where Mr. Cross was engaged in teaching. She died 
soon — in Sept. 1830 — and was buried in the family burial place 
of Richard Sears, Esq. Her infant child died a little later. 

Rev. Joseph Warren Cross was b. in East Bridgewater, 16 
June, 1808 ; H. U. 1828 ; was ordained 1 Oct., 1834 ; six years 
pastor of Congregational church in Boxboro ; removed to West 
Boylston, where he was minister for twenty years and continued 
to reside (with brief services elsew^here) till he had completed 
a residence of fifty years. After three years in Worcester he 
now (1902) resides with two daughters in Lawrence, enjoying 
at the advanced age of 94, the distinction of being the oldest 
living graduate of Hai'vard University, with comfortable health, 
and the respect due to a long and useful life. 

iii. Edward Richmond, b. 17 April, 1809 ; d. 25 April, 1840, unm. 

iv. Louisa Appleton, b. 8 April, 1812 ; d. 27 May, 1892 ; was mar- 
ried by Rev. John Pierpont, 27 Sept., 1838, to George Drake 
Grossman, b. in Brighton, 5 April, 1813. Losing both parents, 
he was, at eight years of age, adopted by Judge, afterwards Gov. 
Marcus Morton, of Taunton. Educated in public schools, he 
removed in 1837 to Michigan; was in dry goods trade in De- 
troit till 1849 ; returned to Boston and New York, continuing 
his Western trade. Resided in Dorchester ; died 13 July, 1890. 
Mrs. Grossman, notable for quick intelligence, and for a voice 
of very unusual compass and sympathetic, musical quality, joined 
with her sister and a few select associates in church choir and in 
musical club to the delight of those privileged to hear. Fond of 
home, which she managed most skillfully, her winning and hos- 
pitable ways attracted many friends. She resided during her 
latest years in Dorchester ; was interred near her parents, sister 
and many of their families, in a beautiful family-lot near the 
tower in Forest Hills Cemetery. 

Children of George Drake and Louisa A. (Danforth) Cross- 
man : 

1. Mary Louisa Grossman, b. 12 Aug., 1840 ; m. 15 
June, 1865, Henry Martyn Aiken ; d. 27 April, 
1869. 




Mr. John Joseph May, 

Mrs. Caroline S. (Danforth) May, 

William Chance May. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 107 

Child of Henry M. and Mary L. (Grossman) 
Aiken : 
Mary Danforth Aiken, b. June, 18GG ; d. 7 
April, 1868. 

2. Winia7n Coffin Grossman, b. 1 Aug., 1844 ; d. 9 Sept., 

1846. 

3. Caroline May Crossman, b. 7 July, 1847 ; m. 12 Sept., 

1866, William Barnard, son of John A. and Eliza- 
beth (Winsor) Bird, b. in Brookline, 22 Dec, 1844 ; 
entered the drug and drysaltery establishment of 
which his father had been the head, and has con- 
tinued in it. Residence, Boston and Crow-point, 
Hingham. 

Children of Wm. B. and Caroline M. (Crossman) 
Bird : 

(1) Marion Bird, b. 7 Jan., 1868. 

(2) Reginald William Bird, b. 22 June, 1872 ; 

a partner with his father in the old firm 
of J. A. and W. Bird & Co. 

(3) Elizabeth Winsor Bird, b. 1 April, 1883. 
Caroline Sijipkins, b. 20 Jan., 1817; d. 29 June, 1900; m. 20 

July, 1837, John Joseph, son of Samuel and Mary (Goddard) 
May, b. in Boston, 15 Oct., 1813. He was a pupil of Dea. 
Greele, of the Pub. Latin and Eng. High Schools, and of Gid- 
eon F. Thayer, afterwards founder of Chauncy-Hall School ; 
partner with his father and Calvin W. Clark, in the hardware 
and metals business, established by the former, for many years; 
afterward continuing the business with other partners. Retired ; 
resides 987 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester ; many years a mem- 
ber and officer of the First Parish church of Roxbury. In Sep- 
tember, 1874, in company with his cousin. Rev. Joseph May, 
visited Mayfield, in Sussex, England, where many of the name 
formerly lived, and from the vicinity of w^hich it has been sup- 
posed the immigrant ancestor of the May family of America 
came. Was one of the committee to prepare and publish the 
volume of May Genealogy ; with others he has compiled the 
present volume. Mrs. May, a model mother and housewife, 
was noted among her friends for her musical talent, inherited 
from her father, which she has also transmitted to her children. 
Visited Europe in 1874, California in 1875, and made other 
wide journeyings. She was spared to a ripe age, presiding with 
sweet grace in her home till more than eighty-three years were 
rounded out. In 1887 they celebrated theii- golden wedding. 

Mrs. Carolme S. (Danforth) May traced her lineage from 
celebrated Mayflower passengers, as shown below : 

John Aid en — Priscilla MuUins 

Euth Aldeu — John Bass 

Mary Bass — William Copeland 

Benjamin Copeland — Sarah Allen 

Susannah Copeland — Elijah Danforth 



108 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

Thomas Danforth — Mary Jones Marshall 
Caroline Simpkins Danforth. 

Children of Jolm J. and Caroline S. (Danforth) May : 

1. Augustus Edward May, b. 26 June, 1838; d. 28 Feb., 

1846. 

2. Caroline May, b. 21 June, 1840; m. 15 Oct., 1868, 

Alexander Henry Davis, b. 20 Oct., 1839. Residence, 
London, Eng. 

Children of Alexander H. and Caroline (May) Davis : 

(1) Mary May Davis, b. in Dorchester, U. S. A., 

10 Feb., 1870 ; m. in the family winter home, 
Floridiana, Naples, 20 May, 1901, John 
Fletcher Moulton, Esq., K.C., M.P., F.R.S, 
He was senior wrangler and first Smith's 
prize man at Cambridge in mathematics : 
is eminent authority in Patent Law on both 
sides of the Atlantic. 

(2) Ethel Davis, b. 26 Oct., 1873 ; m. m St. Paul's 

Knightsbridge, London, 25 Oct., 1894, Ma- 
jor William Harrison, an officer in the British 
army, late lltli Hussars, Prince Albert's 
Own ; now serves in 3d Loyal North Lan- 
caster Reserves, as Major ; has done distin- 
guished service in the Soudan, and is now 
(1902) on duty in South Africa. Residence 
West Hill, Staleybridge, Lancashire, and 
London. Children : 

[i] George Herbert Harrison, b. 12 Oct., 
1895. 

[ii] Cecil Alexander Harrison, b. 8 Mar., 
1899, 

3. Samuel May, b. 29 March, 1842; m. 10 Jan., 1871, 

Helen McClees, b. 28 Nov., 1848. He was in the 44th 
Mass. Vol. Inf., in the Civil War. Partner with his 
father in the firm of May & Co. Resides in Dorches- 
ter. Children : 

(1) Helen Goddard May, b. 29 Nov., 1871. 

(2) Edith May, b. 16 Oct., 1873. 

4. Mary Louisa May, b. 10 Jime, 1844; m. 10 June, 1867, 

Gershom Ci'ayton Winsor, b. in Duxbury, 19 Feb., 
1840 ; adjutant in the 45th Mass. Vol. Inf., and on 
the staff of Gen. Amory, in the Civil War. Children : 

(1) Mary May Winsor, b. 30 Aug., 1869. 

(2) Florence May Winsor, b. 11 Nov., 1873 ; m. 15 

June, 1898, John Maitland Brewer Church- 
ill, b. in Dorchester, 18 Jan., 1858, mem- 
ber of the law firm of Churchill & Chm-ch- 
ill, Boston ; d. 29 July, 1900. Child : John 
Maitland Brewer Churchill, b. 20 June, 
1899. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 109 

5. John Pierpont May, b. 24 Feb., 1846; m. (1) 30 Oct., 

1873, Rebecca Clymer, dau. of Nicholas Hoppin and 
Susan "Ward (Clvmer) Bradford, of Providence, R. I., 
b. 9 Sept., 1848,\L 2 June, 1889. Hem. (2) IG June, 
1897, Annie Bradford, a sister of the former wife, b. 
5 April, 1860. Chilckeu : 

(1) Margaret Bradford May, b. 30 Oct., 1874. 

(2) Josephine May, b. 18 Aug., 1878. 

(3) Nicholas Bradford May, b. 'lb Nov., 1883. 

6. George Putnam May, b. 24 Feb., 1846 (twin with John 

Pierpont) ; d. 16 Nov., 1889 ; m. 23 Oct., 1879, Alice 
Drummond, dau. of Caleb Clark and Mary Ann (East- 
man) Walworth, b. 27 July, 1857 ; she survived Mr. 
May, and m. (2) J, Russell May, of Boston; she d. 
7 July, 1901. Children: 

(1) Leslie Walker May, b. 18 Sept., 1880; m. 

18 April, 1901, in Emanuel church, Boston, 
Howard Coonley, of Chicago and New York. 

(2) Dorothy May, b. 7 Sept., 1884. 

7. William Chance May, b. 27 Sept., 1853 ; grad. 1873, 

Mass. Inst. Technology ; would have accepted appoint- 
ment as asst. prof, of Chemistry therein after a year 
in Berlin, but impaired health forbade. Medical aid 
here and in Europe failed to an-est the progress of dis- 
ease, and he died 11 March, 1878. 

8. Josephine May, b. 16 Jan., 1856 ; a favorite with teach- 

ers and loved by all for her cultivated intellect, refined . 
and gentle manners and thoughtf ulness for others, had 
just finished the course of study in Sir. N. L. Hooper's 
school, when she died, in her seventeenth year, 9 Sept., 
1872. 

vi, Joseph Mortox, b. 12 May, 1824 ; d. unm., 10 May, 1878 ; he 
served in the 44th Mass. V. L, in the War of the Rebellion ; 
was for years engaged in the Dry Goods and Clothing trade. 

82. 

Deacon Samuel® {Elijah,^ Thomas,'^ Samuel,'^ Samuel,'^ 
Nicholas^), born at Norton, 16 Oct., 1773 ; died at Bristol, N. H., 
29 Jan., 1860; married 12 April, 1808, Mehitabel, daughter of 
Gilbert and Jane (Jones) Marshall, born in Framingham, Mass., 30 
Jan., 1788, died 8 Feb., 1868. Removed to Pelham, then to Dana. 
In 1844 removed to Bristol, X. H. He was warmly attached to 
the church, of which he was many years a deacon, both in Dana and 
in Bristol ; his eldest son became a minister, and his youngest son 
was for twelve years a foreign missionary. 

Their closing years were passed in the family of their daughter, 
Mrs. White. 



110 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

Children : 

i. Richard Sears/ b. 26 Jan., 1809 ; d. 4 Aug., 1818. 
167. ii. Henry Marshall, b., at Norton, 10 Aug., 1810. 

iii. Abigail Stimson, b. 4 Nov., 1811; d. 8 June, 1885; m, 14 
Sept., 1830, Waj'ren White, many years a successful tanner at 
Bristol, N. H. ; he was born 3 May, 1803, and d. 12 May, 1874. 
Children of Warren and Abigail S. (Danforth) White : 

1. Marshall Warren White, b. 21 Aug., 1832, m. 30 Sept., 

1849, Eliza Reynolds, dau. of Rev. McCurdy, of 

Pelham, b. 14 March, 1830. 

Children of MarshaU W. and Eliza R. (McCurdy) 
White : 

(1) Clara D'Alba White, b. 21 Aug., 1850; 

m. Homer Roby ; d. 7 April, 1872. 

(2) Charles Henry White, b. 15 Nov., 1854; a 

dentist in Danvers ; m. Etta Bella Buck- 
lin. 

(3) Edward Warren White, b. 11 Jan., 1857; 

a dentist at Cambridge ; m. Kate Mc- 
Question, of Plymouth. 

(4) Helen Marion White, b. 12 Oct., 1863 ; m. 

Arthur W. Prescott. 

(5) William Converse White, b. 31 May, 1865 ; 

cashier Bristol Savings Bank. 

(6) Karl Marshall White, b. 22 Feb., 1870. 

2. Anna Maria White, b. 23 June, 1833 ; d. 28 Aug., 1869 ; 

m. 22 July, 1852, David Porter Prescott, b. at Bris- 
tol, N. H.", 14 July, 1828, and there d. 3 Jan., 1895. 
Children of David P. and Anna M. Prescott : 

(1) Abby Louisa Prescott, b. 10 Oct., 1853; 

d. 27 Sept,, 1876 ; m. Charles Edgar 
Fowler; he d. 1889. 

(2) Ida May Prescott, b. 28 Nov., 1855 ; d. 

15 March, 1856. 

(3) Katharine White Prescott, b. 19 Aug., 

1865 ; m. 17 June, 1895, at the Con- 
gregational Church in Bristol, William 
Howard Crafts. 

3. George Hudson White, b. 13 Nov., 1841 ; m. 2 Nov., 

1862, Roxy DollofE Locke. Children : 

(1) Annette May White, b. 22 May, 1863; m- 

Walter F. Prince. 

(2) Warren White, b. 1 April, 1867 ; m. Catherine 

Burns of Lowell. 

(3) Henry White, b. 21 July, 1869 ; d. 24 April, 

1870. 

(4) Frederick White, b. 2 May, 1872. 

(5) Walter White. 





IV. 




V. 


168. 


vi. 


169. 


vii. 


170. 


viii, 




ix. 



DANFOETH GENEALOGY. Ill 

4. Helen Abby White, b. 25 Jan., 1846; m. (1) Henry Ar- 
thur Taylor, b. 18 June, 1847 ; d. 25 Sept., 1877 ; 
she m. (2) Farrar; she d. in 1895. 

Benjamin, b. 24 Jan., d. 9 March, 1814. 

Nancy Marshall, b. 24 Jan., 1815; d. 1 Nov., 1864; m. 5 

May, 1842, Theodore N. Patterson. Child : Henry Newell 

Patterson, b. in July, 1845, 
Appleton Howe, b. 8 July, 1817. 
Richard Sears, b. 26 June, 1819. 
George Palmer, b. 18 Oct., 1821. 
Almon Hodges, b. 24 June, 1824; m. 9 Nov., 1848, Hannah 

Rowe. 
X. Jane Marshall, b. 12 June, 1831 ; d. at Henderson, N. Y., 13 

March, 1854 ; m. 12 June, 1831, Rev. Oliver Pritchard. 

83. 

Asa® {Elijah,^ Thomas,* 8armiel,^ Samuel,'^ JSficholas^), born 
in Norton, 6 April, 1779 ; died there, 22 July, 1830; married first, 
27 Nov., 1806, Hannah, daughter of Eleazer and Catherine (" Caty ") 
(Carpenter) Walker, of" Norton, born 12 June, 1785, died 3 June, 
1823. He married second, 21 May, 1826, Phebe, daughter of 
Michael and Phebe (French) Sweet, of Norton, born Sept., 1795, 
died 22 April, 1867. 

Children : 

172. i. George Walker,'^ b. 5 Sept., 1807. 

ii. Content Walker, b. 6 June, 1809 ; d. at Winthrop, Me., 28 
July, 1856; m. fii-st, Walter Haines, of Winthrop, Me. ; he d. 
15 May, 1840. She m. second, 15 July, 1843, John May, of 
Winthrop, b. 11 July, 1813. 

Children of Walter and Content W. (Danforth) Haines: 

1. Mary Jane Lewis Haines, b. 22 April, 1831 ; d. 30 Aug., 

1878. 

2. Angeline Elizabeth Haines, b. 13 April, 1833 ; d. 4 May, 

1857 ; m. 21 Feb., 1853, Wm. G. Sargent, of Rock- 
land, Me. 

3. Ellen Content Haines, b. 6 June, 1835 ; d. March, 1863 ; 

m. 17 Dec, 1854, Edward R., son of Elkanah and 
Maria S. Spear, of Rockland, b. 1 Jan., 1833. Chil- 
dren : Edward Spear and Ellen Maria Spear. 

4. Edward Danforth Haines ; res. Rockland, Me. 
Children of John and Content W. (Danforth) May: 

1. Charlotte Brooks May, b. 3 July, 1845 ; m. 15 March, 

1865, Edward R. Spear (his 2d wife). Children : 
Walter May Spear and Wm. Winthroi) Spear. 

2. John Danforth May, b. 17 Oct., 1848; m. 15 Jan., 

1871, Clara M., dau. of Oscar F. and Elizabeth 
Healy. Children : 



112 DANEORTH GENEALOGY. 

(1) Edward Spear May, b. 18 Nov., 1873. 

(2) Martha Blair May, b. 26 June, 1876. 

(3) John May. 

3. Ezra Whitman May, b. 1 July, 1851. 

iii. Emily SxnrsON, b. 17 April, 1811 ; d. at Winthrop, 1836. 
173. iv. Asa Hamilton, b. 4 June, 1813. 

V. Hannah Jane, b. 15 Nov., 1815 ; d. June 1, 1901. From her 
tenth year she attended school in Providence, residing with 
her cousins, Mr. and Mrs. Almon D. Hodges ; then for twelve 
years with her aunt, Mrs. Margaret Pond, at Bucksport, Maine ; 
after which she was, during tif ty-five years, a helpful and much 
loved member of the family of her cousin, Mrs. Caroline Maj^, 
in Dorchester. 

vi. Sarah Hodges, b. 5 March, 1818; d. at Washington, 111., 1852; 
m. Charles Davis Elmes, son of Eliphalet and Lavinia (Ma- 
comber) Elmes, of Middleboro and Taunton, b. at Middleboro, 
16 Sept., 1817, d. at Taunton, 14 March, 1853. 

Children of Charles D. and Sarah H. (Danforth) Elmes : 

1. DanfoHh Hodges Elmes, b. Sept., 1842 ; d. 17 April, 

1848. 

2. Sai-ah 0. Elmes, b. 17 Feb., 1844 ; d. of cholera, at 

Washington, 111., summer of 1852. 

3. Charles R. Elmes, b. 20 June, 1846 ; d. same time. 

4. Helen Augusta Elmes, b. 3 Jan., 1848; ra. 20 April, 

1876, Matthew Shepard Bolles, b. 21 May, 1844, of 
the well known firm of Matthew Bolles & Co., 
bankers and brokers, Boston ; he d. 1 Feb., 1902. 
Childi-en of M. Shepard and Helen A. Bolles : 

(1) Reginald Fairfax Bolles, b. 27 Feb., 1877 ; 

H. U. 1900. 

(2) Matthew Bolles, b. 19 May, 1881 ; student at 

II. U. 1902. 

5. Ada Jane Elmes, b. 9 Nov., 1849. 

vii. Cordelia Enfield, b. 1 July, 1820; m. Bradford Weeks, 
viii. Orilla Haines, b. 24 Feb., 1829 ; m. 30 Sept., 1850, Napoleon 

Bonaparte Huntoon, son of Peter and Betsey (Turner) Himj 

toon, of Readfield, Me., b. 23 Sept., 1816. 

Child of Napoleon B. and Orilla H. (Danforth) Huntoon : 
lifary 0. Huntoon, b. 19 Sept., 1852; m. 11 Jan., 1874, 
George, son of Holman and Sarah (Gordon) Johnson, 
of Wayne, Me., woolen manufacturer. Children : 

(1) Sadie 0. Johnson, b. 25 Dec, 1875. 

(2) Philip Leslie Johnson, b. 27 Dec, 1876. 

(3) Merle Huntoon Johnson, b. 22 Feb., 1880. 

ix. Mary Cross, b. 13 Sept., 1830 ; m. at San Mateo, Cal., David 
Springer McLellan, b. at Litchfield, Me., 10 June, 1825 ; she 
d. 7 Jan., 1900. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 113 

Children of David S. and Mary C. (Danforth) McLellan : 

1. Mary Orilla McLellan, m. in 1872, Calvin A. Murray ; 

she d. in 1887. 

2. Charles David McLellan, m, Clara Turner; d. 16 Jan., 

1901. 

3. Mary Phoebe McLellan. 

4. Mary Belle McLellan. 

5. George Br ice McLellan. 

6. William Sweet McLellan, m. Mary Bates. 

7. Edgar Wakeman McL^ellan, m. Mary Garratt. 

8. Leonard Everett McLellan. 

9. Mary Grace McLellan. 

10. Theodore Murray McLellan., d. in childhood. 

11. Frank Lloyd McLellan. 

12. Asa Danforth McLellan. 

84. 

BENJAivnN* {Elijah,^ Thomas,* Samuel,^ Samuel,'^ IsTicholas^) , 
born in Norton, 27 Nov., 1782; died at Lansingburgh, N. Y., 
11 Feb., 1834; married Tryphena, daughter of Otis and Sarah 
(Goddard) Bates, of Coos, N. H., born in Troy, N. Y., 20 April, 
1796, died at Troy, N. Y., 3 Feb., 1846. 

Children : 

i. Thomas,'' b. 20 Oct., 1817 ; resided at Nassau, N. Y. ; d. in Dec, 

1886. 
ii. Mart, b. 26 Sept., 1820; d. 30 Nov., 1843. 
174. iii. Henry W., b. 14 Jan., 1823. 

iv. Hiram, b. 20 July, 1826 ; m. Mrs. Louisa Lawton ; no children ; 

he d. 11 May, 1866. 
V. Sarah, b. 17 Oct., 1828 ; m. John Peck ; no children, 
vi. Susan, b. 2 Feb., 1831 ; d. 28 Aug., 1848. 

86. 

Samuel^ (^John,^ Thomas,* Samuel,^ Samuel,"^ JVicholas^), 
born at Norwich, Conn., 25 June, 1770; died at Ellsworth, O., 
5 Aug., 1827 ; married at Mansfield, 25 Dec, 1797, Lucy Harts- 
horn, of Mansfield. 

Children, all born at Norwich, Conn. : 

176. i. John,'' b. 15 Nov., 1798. 

ii. Harriet, b. 23 Jan., 1800 ; d. at Norwich, 3 Nov., 1802. 
iii. Samuel, b. 26 Feb., 1801 ; d. 9 Aug., 1839 ; m. in 1837 Electa 
Parmalee. No children. 

87. 

Joseph^ (^Thomas,^ Thomas,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ JS'ich- 
olas^), born in Billerica, 6 May, 1763; died 12 Feb., 1833, or 



114 DAKFORTH GENEALOGY. 

21 Oct., 1835; married Lydia Cox. He removed to Jaffrey, 
N. H., then to Chester, Vt., and afterward to Wethersfield, Vt., 
about 1790. 
Children : 

178. i. Joseph H.,' b. at Jaffrey, N. H., 19 Nov., 1787. 

179. ii. Thomas, b. 20 Oct., 1788. 
ill. Levi, d. in New York state. 

iv. Clarissa, m. Danford Richardson. 

V. Ann, m. John Snowden. 

vi. Betsey, m. Asa Brown, 

vii. Hannah, m. Samuel Lloyd, 

viii. Emeline, m. Rev. William Lane, 

ix. Louisa, unm. 

179a. X. John Warren, b. at Wethersfield, Vt., 6 May, 1811. 

xi. William H., d. in New York state. 



John* (^Thomas,^ Thoinas^'^ Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ JVicholas^)^ 
born at Billerica about 1765, and resided there sometime. " Went 
to Enfield"? 

Children : 



i. 


John.'' 


ii. 


David. 


180. iii. 


Stearns, b. about 1798, 


181. iv. 


Silas, b. 8 Feb., 1800. 


v. 


Lydia. 



89. 

Thomas* {Thomas,^ Thomas^* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ Nich- 
olas'), born at Bdlerica, 28 Dec., 1771; died in Rindge, N. H., 
24 March, 1841 ; married in 1794, Abigail, daughter of Josiah and 
Abigail (Hubbard) Davis, of New Ipswich, N. H., born 4 Dec, 
1774, died 17 April, 1833. Removed to Rindge in 1810. 

Children : 

i. Thomas,^ b. and d. 18 Sept., 1797. 

ii. Thomas, b. and d. 3 May, 1798. 

iii. Thomas Marshall, b. 11 May, 1799 ; d. 21 Dec, 1800. 

182. iv. Benjamin Franklin, b. 11 April, 1801. 

V. Abigail Fox, b. 3 Sept., 1803 ; d. 5 Oct., 1809. 

183. vi. John, b. 3 March, 1806. 

vii. Thomas Davis, b. 1 Sept., 1810; d. at sea, unm., Sept., 1835. 
viii. George, b. 7 Feb., d. 7 March, 1816. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 115 

90. 

Jonathan® (^Jonathan,^ Jonathan,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ 
j^icholas^'), born in Hollis, N. H., 20 July, 1745; died at Dan- 
ville, Vt., about 1840; married Hannah [Leman?]. 

Children : 

i. HannahJ b. 5 May, 1770; m. 10 Feb., 1791, Jona. Bowers, 
of Hollis. 

184. ii. Jonathan, b. 27 Juh^, 1772. 

iii. Elizabeth, b. 10 May, 1774; m. [William] Clark. 

184rt. iv. Leonard, b. 9 April, 1777. 

185. V. David, b. 15 May, 1779. 

186. vi. Luther, b. 23 Oct., 1781. 
vii. Anna, b. 19 July, 1783. 

187. viii. Asa, b. 14 Oct., 1785. 

ix. Rebecca, b. 23 March, 1788; m. Samuel Henry. 

X. Nancy. 

xi. Calvin. 

xii. Sophia, imm. 

91. 

David® {^Jonathan,^ Jonathan,'^ Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ JVich- 
olas'), born in Hollis, N. H., 24 Jan., 1747 ; died 1 March, 1815 ; 
married in 1770 Hannah, daughter of Israel and Sarah (Raymond) 
Proctor, born in Chelmsford, 2 Feb., 1748, died 12 Jan., 1842. 
He removed to Washington, N. H., and lived near the Eastern 
shore of Mellen Pond ; died there ; all his children were born there. 
He was selectman several years, and held other offices. 

He was a private in Capt. Jonathan Brockaway's co., Enoch Hale's regt., 
" that marched on the Ticonderoga alarms the 6th and 13th of July, 1777 " ; 
also in Capt. Canfield's (Marlow) co. of Col. Bellows's regt., in Sept. and 
Oct., 1777 ; and in Capt. Samuel Twitchel's co. of Col. Hale's regt., " who 
marched from X. H. to Rhode Island and joined the Continental army in 
August, 1778." [N. H. Rev. Rolls.] 

Children : 

188. i. Eli,'' b. 27 Oct., 1773 ; (first birth recorded in town book). 

189. ii. Israel, b. 25 June, 1775. 

hi. Hannah, b. 21 March, 1777: d. 15 Nov., 1843; m. Reuben 
Farnsworth. Child : Isaac Danforth Farnsivorth. Two daugh- 
ters died young. 

190. iv. David, b. 25 April, 1779. 

191. V. Jonathan, b. 13 Feb., 1783. 

192. vi. Isaac, b. 10 Sept., 1785. 

92. 

Benjamin^ (^Be7ijamin,' Jonathan,'^ Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ 
Nicholas^), bom at Billerica, 23 May, 1751 ; resided some time at 



116 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

Tewksbury and at Salisbury ; died in Bristol, N. H. ; married,* 10 
July, 1771, by Rev. Henry Cummings, Esther, daughter of James 
and Elizabeth (Frost) Saunders, of Billerica, born 6 May, 1748. 
For the record of his Revolutionary service, see the article upon 
his father. No. 38. 
Children : 

i. Esther,'' b. at Billerica, 17 Sept., 1772. 

ii. Sarah, b. at Tewksbury, 28 March, 1774; d. 22 July, 18G7 ; 
m. Laban Brown. 

Children of Laban and Sarah (Danforth) Brown : 

1. Joseph H. Brown; res. South Danbury, N. H. 

2. Iddo S. Brown; served in the war of 1812; res. 

Danbury. 

3. Joanna Brown, b. 1800; unm. ; res. Danbury, N. H. 

4. Surah Brown, b. 1802 ; m. Jonathan Sleeper ; d. 18 

Feb., 1879. 

5. Judith Brown. 

6. Abel Brown ; lost at sea. 

7. Mary Danforth Brown; m. (1) Horace Buswell ; m. 

(2) George Gamble (parents of Mrs. Nichols) ; d. 
16 Dec, 1863. 

8. Esther Brown; m. Samuel Keyser ; d. 10 Feb., 1868. 

9. Moses Brown, d. in infancy. 

10. Moses T. Brown; res. West Andover, N. H. 

iii. Abel, b. 18 Jan., 1777 ; d. 5 Sept., 1851 ; m. Rebecca > 

b. in 1778, d. 20 Aug., 1867. 
192a. iv. Aaron, b. 10 Dec, 1779 ; m. 5 Feb., 1805, Sarah, daughter 
of Timothy Crosby. 
V. f Benajah (Benaiah) ) , iqqo . f d. 27 Jan., 1873. 
Vi. I MiCAJAH. 3 * '^ ' ( 

vii. Timothy. 

92a. 

Jonathan* {Benjamin,^ Joiiathan,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ 
Nicholas^), born at Billerica, 20 July, 1754; died at Hillsboro, 
N. H., 10 Oct., 1816 ; married first, 19 Jan., 1786, Sarah, daugh- 
ter of Thomas Chandler of Tewksbury, born 20 April, 1756; she 
died 18 Dec, 1794. He married second, Mrs. Elizabeth Twist, of 
Danvers ; she died 24 April, 1824. Tradition describes his adven- 
tures as a soldier f in the fight at Lexington in company with his 
father. He resided for the most of his life at Hillsboro. 

♦Married at Fitchburg, 14 Nov., 1789, Benj. Danforth. Jr., and Mrs. Margaret Fisk. 

t See other Jonathans, Nos. 44, 97a, and 102, and compare records. Possibly some 
items are incorrectly assigned. 

Jonathan, Chelmsford. List of men raised in Middlesex Co. to serve in the Con- 
tinental Army [year not given] ; residence, Chelmsford ; reported " in the works at 
Springfield." 



193. 


ii. 


194. 


iii, 


195. 


iv. 




V. 



DANTORTH GENEALOGY. 117 

Children : 

i. Sarah/ b. 12 Oct., 1786 ; d. 3 March, 1847 ; m. in April, 1809, 
John Allen. 

Children of John and Sarah (Danforth) Allen: 

1. John Allen, b. 30 May, 1811 ; d. 21 Jan., 1880 ; m. (1) 

Susan Gleason ; m. (2) Susan Teel, of Medford. 

2. Jonathan Allen, b. 27 May, 1813; d. 24 Aug., 1818. 

3. William Allen, b. 19 April, d. Oct., 1819. 

4. Abigail Allen, b. 24 July, 1820 ; res. at Hillsboro. 
Jonathan, b. 5 May, 1788. 
Benjamin, b. 30 Aug., 1789. 
Francis, b. 28 Feb., 1793. 
Elizabeth, b. 15 Dec, 1794 ; d. 28 May, 1871 ; m. 20 March, 

1819, David Woodward, of Lyndeboro, N. H. ; he d. 15 March, 
1852. 

Children of David and Elizabeth (Danforth) Woodward : 
. 1. George Dexter Woodward, b. 5 Oct., 1823 ; m. 30 Oct., 

1850, Mary E. Prentice, b. at Lyndeboro, N. H. 
2. Willard F. Woodward, b. 5 Oct., 1828 ; d. at Jasper, N. 
Y., 25 June, 1864; m. 13 Jan., 1852, Sai'ah C.Ever- 
ett. 
8. Eliza Jane Woodward, b. 19 July, 1830; m. 23 April, 
1857, David C. Ilollenbeck, b. Jasper, N. Y., 2 July, 
1822. 



926. 

Samuel® (^Benjami7i,^ Jonathan,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan^^ 
JSTicholas^), born in Billerica, 24 Aug., 1756; died 6 April, 1815; 
married 30 March, 1780 (by Rev. Sampson Spaulding), Anna, 
daughter of David and Mary Trull, of Tewksbury, born 26 June, 
1761; died 22 Nov., 1851. 

He was a farmer. Removed to Hillsboro, N. H., and about 1790 
to Fletcher, Franklin co., Vt. Was injured by the falling of a tree 
so that he soon afterward died. The widow abode with their son 
Cyrus till her death. 
Children : 

i. Samuel,'' b. at Billerica, 1 Oct., 1780 ; was a farmer somewhere 
in New Hampshire, Said to have m. and had one daughter ; 
but search for him at the time of his brother Levi's death, was 
unavailing. 
195a. ii. Robert, b. 6 May, 1782. 

iii. Anna, b. 25 July, 1784 ; d. 10 March, 1860 ; m. her cousin 

David, son of Peter Danforth (No.. 197). 
iv. Betsey, b. 22 July, 1786; d. 27 Dec, 1862; m. 6 Dec, 1810, 
Willis Leach, of Fan-field, Vt., b. 19 Aug., 1787, d. at Fahfax, 
Vt., 19 March, 1875. 



118 DANTOETH GENEALOGY. 

Children of Willis and Betsey (Daniorth) Leach : 

1. Julianna Leach, b. 30 March, 1812 ; d. at Bemis, Wis., 

14 May, 1894; m. 18 April, 1841, Philander Bassett, 
b. at Sutton, Ontario, d. at Fairfax, Vt., 31 May, 
1862. Res. Johnson, Vt., in 1891. 

2. Ahira Leach, b. 10 March, 1814 ; m. 13 March, 1838, 
Paulina Holmes, of Johnson, Vt. ; he d. 25 Sept., 1893. 

3. Betsey Leach, b. 15 March, 1816; d. 20 Dec, 1834. 

4. Roxanna Leach, b. 19 March, 1818 ; d. 19 Nov., 1831. 

5. Willis D. Leach, b. 22 June, 1820 ; d. at Irosburg, Vt., 

17 July, 1889 ; m. (1) 6 June, 1844, Almira Carpen- 
ter, of Fletcher; m. (2) 6 Nov., 1883, Marmda Car- 
penter, of Irosburg, b. 20 April, 1827, d. 18 Jan. 
1894. 

6. Cyrus Leach, b. 2 Feb., 1825 ; m. 9 May, 1849, Mary 

Hawley. Res. Fairfax, Vt. 
1955. V. Cyrus, b. 21 Feb., 1792. 

vi. Levi, b. 20 April, 1794; d. 17 April, 1868; m. first, Cynthia 
Holmes; she d. 31 Jan., 1863, fe. 68; he m. second, 17 Nov., 
1863, Mrs. Lucy (Ripley) Bliss, of Brockport, widow of Elijah 
W. Bliss, b. at Windham, Conn., 10 May, 1794, d. 14 Dec, 
1888. No children. 
195c. vii. David, b. 6 Sept., 1797. 

viii. Polly, b. at Fletcher, 20 June, 1795 ; d. 6 June, 1881. 
ix. Clarissa, b. 27 June, 1805 ; d. 16 April, 1869 [?] ; m. 10 Nov., 
1843, Volney P. Boyce, of Ogden, Munroe Co., N. Y. 

93. 

Peter' (Benjamin,^ Jonathan^^ Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ Nich- 
olas^), born in Billerica, 25 May, 1761 ; died in Liberty, Ohio, 12 
Jan., 1843 ; married Elizabeth Stephens, born 15 Aug., 1771, died 
in Fredonia, O., 24 Feb., 1835. Served in the Revolutionary vfox ; 
was a pensioner ; received $96 per annum 1818-1820. Resided some 
time at Fletcher, Vt. 
Children : 

196. i. Daniel Chase, b. at Fletcher, Vt., 19 May, 1787. 

197. ii. David, b. at Fletcher, Vt., 28 Dec, 1788. 

Peter, Billerica. Private, Capt. Solomon Pollard's co., Col. Samuel Denny's regt. ; 
enlisted Oct. 23, 1779; discharged Dec. 4, 1779; service, 1 mo. 12 days, travel in- 
cluded ; company detached to march to Claverack and join Continental Army for 3 
months ; roll dated Billerica ; also, descriptive list of men raised to reinforce Conti- 
nental Army for the term of 6 months, agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780, returned 
as received of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Maj. Peter Harwood of 6th Mass. regt., 
at Springfield, July 3, 1780; age, 19 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 6 in.; complexion, dark; en- 
gaged for town of Billerica; marched to camp July 3, 1780, under command of Lieut. 
Daniel Frye of the artificers : also, list of men raised for the 6 months service and 
retm-ned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed muster in a return dated Camp 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. X19 

Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780; also, pay roll for 6 months men raised by the town of 
Billerica for service in the Continental Army during 1780 ; marched June 29, 1780 ; 
discharged Jan. 3, 1781 ; service, 6 mos. 16 days ; also, receipt dated Billerica, June 
18, 1781, for bounties paid said Danforth and others, on behalf of several classes of 
the town of Billerica, to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 3 years ; also, 
descriptive list of men raised in Middlesex Co., agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780, 
as returned by Joseph Hosmer, Superintendent for said county ; age, 20 yrs. ; stature, 
6 ft. 6 in. ; complexion, dark ; hair, dark ; eyes, dark ; occupation, farmer ; engaged 
for town of Billerica; engaged April 17, 1781; term, 3 years; also. Private, Capt. 
Matthew Chambers's co., Lieut. Col. Calvin Smith's (6th) regt. ; wages allowed from 
April 17, 1781, 14 mos. 14 days ; reported transferred to light infantry July -, 1782 ; 
also, Capt. Peter Clayes's (Light Infantry) co., Lieut. Col. Calvin Smith's regt. ; wages 
allowed for July-Dec, 1782, 6 months; also, order dated Billerica, March 30, 1784, 
payable to Jonathan Pollard, signed by said Danforth, for wages for service in the 
years 1781 and 1782 in the 6th Mass. regt. 

94. 

JosiAH® (Joseph,^ Samuel,^ Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ J^icholas^) , 
born at Dunstable (Tyngsboro) 8 Jan., 1757 ; died there 8 May, 
1838 ; married 10 Nov., 1777, Sarah Blodgett, born in 1755, died 
in 1842. 

He was a prominent man in the aiFairs of the town ; an esquire 
(justice of the peace) many years; resided on the old homestead. 
Children : 

Sarah,^ K ^^ „ , , f 3 March, 1778. 
JosiAH, I ^' ^^ ^^^'^ "*• I 27 May, 1778. 
Joseph, b. 16 Aug., 1779. 

Sarah, b. 15 May, 1782 ; d. 22 Sept., 1834 ; m. Simon Thomp- 
son, 
Hannah, b. 22 Oct., 1784; d. 14 Feb., 1785. 
JosiAH, b. 15 Jau., 1786. 

Catherine, b. 22 Nov., 1787 ; d. 6 Jan., 1788. 
John, b. 11 May, 1789 ; d. 18 Nov., 1811. 
Asa, b. 18 Aug., 1795. 
James, b. 1 Aug., 1797 ; d. 18 Sept., 1812. 

94-1. 

Samuel^ [Samuel,^ Samuel,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ Nicho- 
las'), born in Billerica, 28 Sept., 1752; died 23 Sept., 1816; 
married 28 April, 1774, Sarah, daughter of Roger Toothaker, 
M. D., of Billerica, born 5 June, 1759, died 13 June, 1797. He 
resided at Tewksbury,* on lands which his father deeded 6 Sept., 
1793, to "Sarah and Mary, the only children of his son Samuel." 

* Samuel, Jr. Private, Capt. Solomon Pollard's co. of minute-men. Col. Green's 
regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 2 days. 

Samuel (Dahford), Tewkesbury, Private, Capt. Haffield White's co., Col. Rufus 





1. 




ii. 


198. 


iii. 




iv. 




V. 


199. 


vi. 




vii. 




viii. 


200. 


ix. 




X. 



120 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

Children : 

i. Sarah,'' b. 18 June, 1775. 

ii. Mart (" Polly") b. 1 March, 1780 ; m. in 1799 (his first wife) 

John, son of Obediah and Mary Hannah (Ballard) Foster, b. 

in Andover, 3 March, 1770, d. at Warner, N. H., 13 April, 

1846, 

Children of John and Mary (Danforth) Foster : 

1. Herman Foster, b. in Andover, 31 Oct., 1800; became 

a lawyer ; settled at Manchester, N. H., ; was many 
terms a member of the legislature ; president of the 
senate in 1861 ; reed, degree of A.M. from Dart. Coll. 
in 1861 ; m. 8 Nov., 1826, Harriet Mary Ann Whit- 
temore, of Cambridge. No children. 

2. Sahra Foster, b. in Andover, 31 May, 1802 ; d. at Law- 

rence, 25 Nov., 1858 ; m. at Hudson, N. H., 25 Dec, 
1822, Isaac Tewksbury, M. D., tenth child of Jona- 
than and Elizabeth (Merrill) Tewksbury, b. at West 
Newbui-y, 13 Jan., 1795, d. at Ham2)8tead, N. H., 25 
Jan., 1885. He taught school several years ; grad. 
Dart. Med. Coll., and practised medicine at Hampstead 
from 1817 till 1847. Rem. to Lawrence, Mass., and 
had a large practice till old age compelled him to re- 
tire. 

Children of Dr. Isaac and Sabra (Foster) Tewks- 
bury : 

(1) Herman Foster, b. 15 May, 1824 ; m. Emma 

Stevens, of lUinois; d. in Federal service 
in Mississippi in 1862. Children: Herman 
and Sabra Foster. 

(2) Isaac Adolphus Foster, b. 15 Dec, 1825 ; 

m. in 1847, Elvira Pratt, d. at Elgin, 111., 
13 Aug., 1885. Children : Arthur and 
Adah Foster. 

(3) Sabra Frances Foster, b. 15 Nov., 1827 : m. 

24 July, 1850, at Lawrence, Charles A. 
Colby;' d. at New York, 28 July, 1891. 
Children : Elizabeth W. Colby, d. March 
1861 ; Charles Edwards Colby, d. 18 Oct., 
1889, prof. Org. Chem. Columbia Coll., 
N. Y. 

(4) Jerome Danforth Foster, b. 5 Oct., 1829 ; d. 

19 April, 1831. 

(5) Harriet Mary Foster, b. 18 May, 1831 ; d. 

18 Aug., 1847. 

Putnam's regt. ; Continental army pay accounts for service from Feb. 15, 1777, to 
June 8, 1779; reported discharged June 8, 1779; also muster return dated Albany, 
Feb. 9, 1778 ; residence Tewksbury ; enlisted for town of Tewksbury ; mustered by 
Col. Barrett ; also Capt. White's co., Col. Putnam's (4th) regt. ; return of men enti- 
tled to State gratuity raised by lottery. 
See also Rev. Rolls in Appendix. 



DANTORTH GENEALOGY. 121 

(6) Albion Danforth Foster, b. 19 May, d. in 

Sept., 1833. 

(7) Elizabeth Merrill Foster, b. 16 Jiily, 1834; 

m. (1) Dec, 1851, P. H. Colby, of Law- 
rence ; Children : Alice Colby, John F. 
Colby. Shem. (2) in Chicago, Dec, 1867, 
L. Ostrom ; child : Laura Annette Ostrom, 
m. in Paris, France, Fernand A. Azeredo. 
She m. (3) at Chicago, May, 1875, Francis 
W. Coaker. Residence (1902) Brookline. 

(8) Ellen Danforth Foster, b. at Hampstead, N. 

H., 16 May, 1836 ; m. at Manchester, N. 
H., 13 Nov., 1855, Joseph Huntington 
White, b. at Goshen, Mass., 28 Jan., 1824, 
son of Joseph and Sophia (Huntington) 
White. He was educated at Easthampton 
Academy ; became an importer of dry goods 
and commission merchant in Boston ; re- 
tired ; is president of Eliot National Bank ; 
resides in Brookline. Children : (i.) Jo- 
seph Foster White; (ii.) Harriet Foster 
White, m. Arthur E. Smith, of Omaha, 
Neb. ; (iii.) Helen Huntington White, m. 
George J. Putnam ; (iv.) Grace Sabra 
White, m. John L. Batchelder, Jr. 

(9) Sarah Abigail Foster, b. 31 March, 1838 ; 

d. 2 Aug., 1853. 

(10) Mary Danforth Foster, b. 19 March, 1843; 
m. at New York, 17 Jan., 1877, James 
Jackson, of Paris, France, where she — a 
widow — has since resided. 

ai) Clara Whittemore Foster, b. 21 Jan., 1845; 
m. Samuel Hitchcock, of Aurora, 111. 
Children: Alice M. and William Foster 
Hitchcock. " 

94-2. 

JosiAH® {Samuel^' Samuel,*' Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ Nicholas^^i 
born in Billerica, 4 July, 1765 ; (name written "Isaac" in record o^ 
baptism; seems to be the Revolutionary soldier described below.* 

* JosiAH (Damforth), Billerica (probably). Private, Capt. Jonathan Stickney's co. 
Col. Bridges' regt. of Minute Men, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; 
service 6 days. 

JosiAH, Billerica. Capt. Solomon Pollard's (Billerica) co. ; list of men in camp at 
Cambridge, dated May 1, 1775 ; also. Private, Capt. Jonathan Stickney's co.. Col. 
Ebenezer Bridge's (27th) regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 25, 
1775 ; service, 3 mos. 14 days ; also, company return dated Cambridge, Sept. 25, 1775 ; 
also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Cambridge, Nov. 16, 
1775 ; also, list of men who received money from public treasury for losses at battles 



122 DANTORTH GENEALOGY. 

He removed to Boston. Was a rope-maker; in partnership with 
Caleb Whiting, "mariner," he bought land in B., 25 Dec, 1792. 
They are called "wood-wharfingers" in a later deed. Remarried 
first, in B., 25 Oct., 1791 (by Rev. Jere. Belknap) Ruth Pike. 
She joined him in a deed of land 13 Aug., 1792. She died at the age 
of 31 years, 13 Sept. [1799?.] He married second (int. 25 Nov., 
1801), Rhoda Woods. He died " of consumption, aged 45 years," 
9 Nov., 18 1 0. The widow received her " thirds " in 1812 ; was ap- 
pointed guardian for her three children. Distribution was made 28 
Feb., 1814 ; " a farm of 175 acres, partly in Chelmsford and partly 
in B llerica," was a part of the estate ; also a tract in Cambridge- 
port. 

Children : 

i. Thomas,'^ b. about 1794 ; resided in Boylston in 1814 ; returned to 
Boston ; became a " truckman " ; d. before 22 Sept., 1817, 
when his (insolvent) estate was appraised ; was evidently un- 
married. 

ii. Abigail. 

iii. JosiAH. 

94«. 

Joseph" (Smnuel," Samuel,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ Nicholas^), 
born 3 June, 1767 ; died 21 Oct., 1805 ; married 26 Aug., 1789, 
Dorcas Wyman, born in 1768, died 24 Feb., 1841. 

The gravestone of Joseph Danforth is in Billerica grave yard, with these 
lines thereon : 

" Death thou hast conquered me 
But Christ hath conquered the 
I by thy dart am slain 
And I shall rise again." 

.. On that of his wife is graven : 

" Mrs. Dorcas relict of the late Joseph Danforth, 
died Feb. 24, 1841, aged 73 years." 

His large estate was duly divided to his widow (thirds) in 1809, 
and to his eight children in 1810. 

Children : 

i. Dorcas,^ b. 26 Feb., 1790; d. 7 Feb., 1847; m. first, 18 Feb., 
1808, Joseph HUl, b. 2 Jan., 1787, d. 5 July, 1810 ; m. second, 
Henry Bridge, son of Samuel and Alice Pollard Bridge, b. 7 
July, 1790. 

of Lexington and Bunker Hill; amounts allowed in Council June 13, 1776; also. 
Corporal, Capt. Edward Farmer's co., Col. Jonathan Reed's regt. ; enlisted Sept. 29, 
1777 ; discharged Nov. 8, 1777 ; service, 41 days ; company marched to reinforce 
Northern army. 



DANrORTH GENEALOGY. 123 

Child of Joseph and Dorcas (Danforth) Hill: 

Joseph Foster Bill, b. 22 Dec, 1808; d. 10 Nov,, 1849; 
m. Caroline Leonard, of Hallowell, Me. ; grad. Harvard 
Med. School ; practiced medicine in Billerica. 

ii. Sarah, "Sally," b. 8 Nov., 1791; d. March. 18G5 ; m. Wm. 

Richardson, who d. (by his own hand) soon after their marriage ; 

she carried on the farm, M'hich had been nearly a century in the 

family, until her death, 
iii. Nanct, b. 15 June, 1795 ; d. 28 Dec, 1820 ; m. 6 Feb., 1820, 

Zaccheus Shed, 
iv. Hannah Taylor, b. 9 Oct., 1797 ; d. 8 Oct., 1843, buried atMt 

Auburn ; m. Simon Wiggin Robinson, of Boston, b. at New 

Hampton, N. H., 19 Feb., 1792, d. at Lexmgton, 16 Oct., 

1868. Res. Littleton, Mass. 

Children of Simon W. and Hannah T. (Danforth) Robinson : 

1. Sarah Elizabeth Robinson, b. 6 Aug., 1817 ; d. 21 Jan., 

1877 ; m. James Simon Wiggin. 

2. John Brooks Robinson, b. 30 May, 1819 ; d. 24 Feb., 

1893 ; m. Sarah R. Osgood ; was a merchant in Bos- 
ton, resided in Littleton. 

3. Benry Bridge Robinson, b. 3 Oct., 1821 ; d. 27 March, 

1825. 

4. Bannah Amanda Robinson,h. 22 Dec, 1823 ; d. 7 Feb., 

1856; m. (1) 27 Oct., 1841, Charles Herbert Neally, 
b. at Meredith, N. H., 13 April, 1815 ; d. in Boston, 
24 Dec, 1844; m. (2) 24 Nov., 1847, Dr. Willard 
W. Codman, of Boston ; son Edward Brooks Codman, 
b. 10 Feb., 1851 ; m. Winnifred McCarty, of Bristol, 
R. I. ; has been in military service under the British 
government in India. Amanda Robinson Neally, dau. 
of the first marriage, b. 24 Aug., 1843, m. 1 Oct., 
1863, Charles Augixstus, son of Ebenezer and Sarah 
(Swan) Clapp, b. in Dorchester, 9 Nov., 1835 ; part- 
ner of E. P. Dutton & Co., booksellers, of New York 
City. [See Clapp Memoi'ial]. 

v. Joseph, b. 14 June, 1799 ; d. in Boston, — " accidental, £e. 23," — 

10 Aug., 1823. 
vi. JosiAH, b. 17 June, 1801 ; d. 3 Oct., 1822. 
vii. Oliver, b. 14 March, 1803 ; d. 25 Oct., 1849 ; had curvature 

of the spine. 
viii. Julia, b. 16 July, 1805 ; d. 10 Feb., 1859 ; m. John Barrows, 

in 1826. 

Childi'en of John and Julia (Danforth) Barrows : 

1. William B. Barrows, b. 28 Feb., 1827 ; m. 18 Nov., 

1869, Eliza Matilda Davis. 

2. Sarah Elizabeth Barroivs, b. 3 Dec, 1832 ; m. 12 Nov., 

1867, Gilman Elisha Gurney, farmer of Burnham, 
Me. 



124 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

95. 

Thomas* {Thomas,^ Samuel,* Jonathan,'^ Jonathan,^ N^ich- 
olas'), born in Dunstable, 20 Feb., 1745; died 23 April, 1794; 
married at Brookfield, '2Q May, 1771, Lydia Abbot, born 25 Nov., 
1747, died 27 April, 1835. She was married in a calico dresa 
which cost $1.00 a yard. 

He resided at Tyringham, Mass. Served in Revolutionary war 
as corporal in Langton's Co. of Col. Mark Hopkins's Regt. ; was at 
Highlands, N. Y., in July, 1776. 
Children : 

i. Sally,'' b. 14 Feb., 1770; d. 11 Oct., 1851; m. 1 Feb., 1800, 
Salathiel Hale; had children: 1. Betsey Hale; 2. Thomas Hale 
(m. Betsey Granger) ; 3, William Hale. 

ii. Ltdia, b. 16 May, 1773; d. 16 Ang., 1794. 

ill. Jerusha, b. 15 Sept., 1774; d. 6 Sept., 1817; m. 20 May, 1798, 
Joshua Brewer, farmer, of Granby, N. Y. 

Children of Joshua and Jerusha (Danforth) Brewer : 

1. Dosia Brewer, b. 3 April, 1799 ; d. 9 Dec, 1883 ; m. 

23 Sept., 1828, Joel Baker. 

2. Amanda Brewer, b. 13 Jan., 1801 ; d. 1803. 

3. Chauncy Bretver,h. 13 Feb., 1803; d. 1803. 

4. Almon Breiver, b. 12 Oct., 1804; d. 1872. 

5. Amanda Brewer, b. 14 July, 1806; d. 11 Dec, 1883 ; 

m. in 1824, Alvinza Wright, of Fulton, N. Y. ChU- 
dren : (1) Lucilia Wright, m. Levi Hamilton ; (2) 
Martin Wright. 

6. Milton Brewer, b. 22 Jan., 1808; d. 1834. 

7. Chauncy Brewer, b. and d. 1809. 

8. Ada Brewer, b. 30 July, 1812 ; m. m 1841, Ellery E. 

Bristol, of Granby, N. Y. 

Children of Ellery E. and Ada (Brewer) Bristol : 

(1) Lansing Bristol, served in the War of the 

Rebellion ; d. 27 June, 1865. 

(2) Mary Danforth Bristol. 

(3) Erwin Bristol. 

(4) Almon Bristol ; m. Fanny Hancock. 

(5) Persis Bristol, b. 5 Aug., 1847 ; m. Wesley 

McCully. 

(6) Martha McCully Bristol, b. 1850 ; m. Jeffer- 

son Bailey. 

(7) John Bristol, b. 1852 ; m. Margaret Osbom. 

9. Newton Brewer, b. 23 March, 1814; m. Eleanor Farlow; 

res. Barrington. 

201. iv. Cyrus, b. 27 Aug., 1777. 

V. Daniel, b. 8 March, 1778 ; d. 26 Oct., 1846 ; m. 14 Feb., 1803, 
Sally Orton ; she d. 29 Oct., 1860, ». 80. No children. 

202. vi. Thomas, b. 30 Oct., 1780. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 125 

vii. Betsey, b. 26 Aug., 1782; d. 4 April, 1840; m. 19 Aug., 1801, 
Joseph Baker, b. in Chesterfield, Mass. ; rem. in 1804 to La- 
fayette, N. Y., being a pioneer in the county. 

Children of Joseph and Betsey (Danforth) Baker: 

1. Joel Baker, b. 14 April, 1803; d. 10 Jan., 18G2 ; m. 

23 Sept., 1828, Dosia Brewer. 

2. Lydia Baker, b. 27 Jan., 1805; d. 11 Aug., 1853; m. 

in 1845, Eichard Pomeroy. 

3. Sophia Baker, b. 3 Aug., 1806 ; d. 16 June, 1807. 

4. Harvey Baker, b. 20 April, 1808 ; m. (1) 24 Nov., 1829, 

Sally Diantha Cowles ; m. (2) 8 Dec, 1840, Mrs. 
Alice, widow of Sherrill Hubbard. 

5. Merrick Baker, b. 9 Sept., 1809 ; d. 18 Aug., 1862 ; m. 

( 1) Hannah, dau. of Erastus and Mary (Pratt) Baker ; 
m. (2) P^liza Stanton. 

6. Dennis Baker, b. 21 Dec, 1810; m. 23 Dec, 1833, 

Miriam, dau. of Oliver Munn. He [Dennis] was con- 
nected with the mission to the Cattaraugus Indians 4 
years, in Erie Co., N. Y. ; rem. to Aurora, and later 
to Warreuville, 111. He assisted many runaway slaves 
over " the under-ground railroad " to liberty in the 
Northern States or Canada. 

7. Sophia Baker, b. 1 March, 1813 ; d. (scalded to death) 

3 April, 1816. 

8. Joseph Danforth Baker, b. 5 Jan., 1815 ; grad. Amherst 

Coll., 1839, Auburn Theo. Sem. 1841 ; ord. Pastor 
Cong, chh., Hartford, N. Y., in June, 1841 ; of Presb. 
chh. Scipio, N. Y., Oct., 1844; at Bloomington, 111., 
1830; at Cambridge, 111., 1852. He m. Lucy Dewey 
of Cambridge, N. Y. 

9. Jason Cook Baker, b. 21 March, 1817 ; d. 2 Aug., 1882; 

m. 21 May, 1846, Jane, dau. of Arthur Smith, of Scipio. 

10. Henry Baker, b. 1 Feb., 1819 ; d. 1 July, 1862 ; m. 16 

Aug., 1842, Angeline Pomeroy. Enlisted 27 Aug., 
1861 ; served in 1st Kansas Cavalry. Family reside 
at Aurora, 111. 

11. Betsey Emeline Baker, h. 28 June, 1822; d. 27 Jan., 

1853. 
viii. AzuBAH, b. 12 June, 1786 ; d. 7 Feb., 1856; m. first, 26 Sept., 

1804, Meriam ; m. second, 13 June, 1816, Randall. 

204. ix. Joel, b. 4 April, 1779. 

X. Asa, b. 13 Jan., 1791; d. in April, 1869. 



96. 

Asa® {Thomas,^ Samuel,'' Jonathan,'^ Jonathan,'' JSfichoIas^), 
born in Dunstable, Mass., 25 July, 1746 ; died at Onondao-a Hol- 
low, N. Y., in 1837; married about 1767, Hannah Wheeler, born 
in Lenox about 1749, died in Sept., 1837. At the openino- of the 



126 DANTORTH GENEALOGY. 

war of the Revolution he entered the service, * " being engaged at 
the battle of Bunker Hill, in which his father, brother and kinsmen 
to the number of thirteen were also serving" ; "was captain of a 
company at the battle of Saratoga and at the surrender of Burgoyne," 
and "Major in the 4th Mass. regiment." He received a pension of 
$240 per annum 1818-1830. 

He resided several years at Brookfield, Mass., and there several 
of his children were born. He removed to Mayfield, N. Y., and 
cultivated a farm. Hearing from a stranger by the name of Web- 
ster who spent the night at his house that there were much richer 
lands to be found in the Onondaga valley, he resolved to go there. 
Having;: assured himself that the Indians in that section would be 
friendly, he embarked his family and goods in flat-boats, and made 
the journey in May, 1788, by the Mohawk river and lakes Oneida 
and Onondaga valley, making his home where Onondaga Hollow 
settlement afterwards grew up. He was thus really the first settler 
of the region. With great energy he faced the problems of the new 
country. In 1791 he built a sawmill on Butternut Creek (now De- 
Witt township) : he brought the saw on his shoulders from Fort 
Schuyler (now Rome), and other parts and materials were brought 
by Indians and other men from Utica. The first boards used in the 
county were sawed there. He was a benevolent, hospitable man, 
sagacious as an adviser, highly regarded by the community. He was 
Judge of the Court of Common Pleas, the first session of which was 
held in his barn ; for one term he was a senator in the state Assem- 
bly ; he was superintendent of the salt springs, etc. He took great 
interest in the organization of the State Militia, and was made Major 
General of the same in course of time. 

Mrs. Danforth is remembered as a woman of great benevolence 
and kindliness ; like her husband she was of attractive appearance and 
both had many admu'ing friends. 

Children : 

206. i. Asa,'' b. at Brookfield, 29 June, 1768. 

*AsA, Brookfield. Sergeant, Capt. Itliamar Wright's co., which marched on the 
alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 8 days; reported enlisted into the army April 27, 
1775 ; also, Lieutenant, Capt. Peter Harwood's co., Col. Ebenezer Learned's regt. ; list 
of officers; resolved in Provincial Congress May 23, 1775, that commissions be de- 
livered said officers; also, Lieutenant, same co. and regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 
1775; engaged April 27, 1775; service, 3 mos, 1 week 5 days; also, company return 
dated Oct. 7, 1775 ; also, Captain, 4th co., Col. James Converse's (4th Worcester Co.) 
regt.; list of officers of Mass. militia dated Brookline, July 23, 1777; ordered in 
Council July 29, 1777, that commissions be issued; reported commissioned July 29, 
1878; also. Captain of a co. of volunteers, Col. Convers's regt.; service, 31 days; 
company marched from Brookfield Sept. 23, 1777, to reinforce army under Gen. Gates. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 127 

Eunice, b. 12 Oct., 1772 ; m. Reuben Patterson, b. "near Bos- 
ton, Mass., 1768"; d. at Sandusky, O., 18 June, 1840. In 
1816 the family travelled in wagons from Onondaga Co., toward 
" the West " ; sojourned for various short periods at Huron, O., 
and Fort Stephenson ; passed along in 1819 to the spot whereon 
the town of Fremont was destined to rise, in whose upbuilding 
they bore an important part. 

Children of Reuben and Eunice (Danforth) Patterson : 

1. Sear " Czai- " Patterson, b. 1795. 

2. Alvord Patterson, b. 1797; m. in 1820, Julia Webb. 

Children: P^veline Patterson, b. 1822, m. 1840, John 
Shannon. Res. Fremont; d. 9 Oct. 1893. 

3. Eveline Patterson, b. 15 Feb., 1800; d. 25 Dec, 1883; 

m. 23 Feb., 1823, Lysander Curtis Ball, b. at Rock- 
ingham, Vt,, 26 March, 1795; blacksmith; went on 
foot from Boston to Lower Sandusky, O. ; he d. 2 
March, 1877. 

Children of Lysander C. and Eveline (Patterson) 
Ball: 

(1) Sarah Danforth Ball, b. 23 June, 1836 : m. 

26 Oct., 1859, Stephen Morse Emerson, b. 
at Sandusky, 0., 15 Jan., 1833. 

(2) Lysander Curtis Bell, b. 3 Dec, 1839 ; m, 

13 Nov., 1865, Hannah Elvira Morrison ; 
res. Jamestown, N. Dak. 

(3) Eveline Ball, resides at Fremont, O. 

(4) Elvira Ball. 

(5) Thaddeus Ball. 

(6) Oscar Ball. 

4. Danforth Patterson, b. 12 March, 1803 ; m. 21 Nov., 

1836, Sarah Perry. 

5. Adams Patterson, b. 1805 ; d. 1808. 

6. Jidius Patterson, b. 9 May, 1808 ; d. 23 May, 1887 ; 

m. Margaret Leary, b. 2 Nov., 1820, d. 14 March, 
1894. 

7. Harriet Patterson, b. 17 May, 1810; m. James Moore, 

b. at Huntington, Pa., 26 Feb., 1806 ; she d. Oct., 1899. 
Resided at Ballville, O. 

Children of .Tames and Harriet (Patterson) Moore : 

(1) Orven Moore, b. 1 Jan.. 1832; drowned 4 

May, 1838. 

(2) Juliet Moore, b. 23 Nov., 1833 ; m. 12 Oct., 

1858, William Anderson Rice, son of Dr. 



128 DANTORTH GENEALOGY. 

Robert S. Rice, b. in Lower Sandusky, 
O., 31 July, 1829; d. 24 April, 1893. 

(3) Leroy Moore, b. 28 Dec, 1836 ; d. 29 June, 

1888 ; m. 9 Nov., 1869, Mary Jane, dau. 
of Elisha and Sally (Brush) Dawley, b. 
14 Dec, 1849. 

(4) Celeste Moore, b. 16 Jan., 1838 ; d. 11 July, 

1854. 

(5) Charles T. Moore, b. 24 March, 1846 ; m. 

26 Oct., 1822, Mary Jane, dau. of Lewis 
and Jane Margaret (Fleming) Huber ; 
res. Fremont, O. 

(6) Celia Moore, b. 7 Nov., 1848 ; m. 8 July, 

1873, John C. Fisher, b. 1 May, 1848. 

(7) Oriette Moore, b. 12 Aug., 1850; m. John 

G. Speller, b. in Prussia, 23 April, 1843. 

8. Caroline Patterson, b. 1 April, 1813; d. 9 Feb., 1825. 

iii. Jonathan, d. young. 

iv. Rebecca, b. 3 Jan., 1777; m. Nathaniel Earl. 

Mr. Earl was a son of Daniel Earl (Earll, Earle), [See 
Ralph Earle and His Descendants ; Worcester, press of 
Charles Hamilton, 1888], and was b. 10 Sept. 1771 ; d. about 
1839. He was a farmer ; spent his early life in Onondaga 
county, N. Y. ; removed to Zanesville, O. ; to Fairfield co. 
and later to Sandusky, O. ; then to "The Wea," Tippecanoe 
CO., Lid., and, finally to Tymochtee in Crawford co. (now 
Wyandot) O., where he died. Mrs. Earl d. 2 Nov. 1842. 

Children : 

1. Gyrus Earl, b. 27 July, 1795; d. 1852; m. 1814, 
Ruth, dau. of Thomas and Rebecca (Harper) Mont- 
gomery, b. 14 Oct. 1795, d. 1 April, 1862. He 
was a brick and stone mason. 

Children : 

(1) Lovisa Earl, b. 23 April, 1815; m. (1) 
Elliot Baker, (2) Henry Crile. 

(2j Marinda Mahala Earl. b. 3 March, 1818; 
m. Robert Scott. 

(3) Evelina Eai-1, b. Dec, 1819; m. Corydon 

Bennett. 

(4) John Earl, b. 19 Sept., 1821 ; d. 10 Oct., 

1823. 

(5) Rachel Earl, b. 23 April, 1823; d. 27 

March, 1840. 

(6) Marietta Earl, b. 24 July, 1826; d. 1 

Jan., 1857. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 129 

(7) Cyrus Nehemiah Earl, b. 5 March, 1828 ; 

m. Delilah Dunn. 

(8) Abijah Earl, b. 4 Sept., 1830; d. about 

1848. 

(9) Sallie Almira Earl, b. 5 Sept., 1830 ; m. 

Martin Pearse. 

(10) Mortimer Earl, b. 25 June, 1833 ; d. about 

1841. 

(11) Rebecca Earl, b. 3 March, 1837; d. 10 

Aug., 1838. 

(12) Montgomery Harper Earl, b. 2 April, 

1839 ; m. Elizabeth Cole. 

2. Orilla Earl, b. 17 June, 1797 ; d. Aug., 1827 ; m. 
Chauncy Fuller, b. 20 Sept., 1790, d. 2 June, 1841. ' 

Children : 

(1) Anson FuUer, b. 1817. 

(2) Maria Fuller, b. 1819 ; m. Peter Keenan. 

(3) Orin Fuller, b. 1820. 

(4) Isaac Fuller, b. 1822; m. Sarah Little. 

3. Jonas Earl, b. 18 May, 1799 ; d. in 1815. 

4. Rebecca Earl, b. 20 March, 1801 ; d. 8 May, 1843 : m. 

(1) 26 Dec, 1816, Joel, son of Levi and Zeuba 
(Burroughs) Hamlin, b. in Maine, 15 Oct., 1793, d. 
at Wyandotte, 0., 28 June, 1822 ; she m. (2) Isaac 
Walker, a Wyandot Indian chief, b. in Canada ; she 
m. (3) 11 Nov., 1829, Joseph, son of Darius and 
MoUy Chaffee, b. at Stafford, Conn., 6 Sept., 1789, 
d. in Utah in 1849, on his way to California. 

Children : 

(1) Amanda Hamlin, b. 4 Jan., 1818; m, (1) 

George Van Doren, (2) Richard A. Coe. 

(2) Jane Hamlin, b. 8 Oct., 1820; m. George 

T. Freece. 

(3) William C. Walker, d. in infancy. 

(4) Isaiah Walker, b. 29 July, 1826 ; m. Mary 

Williams. 

(5) Henry Clay Chaffee ; d. in infancy. 

(6) Junius Chaffee, b. 25 Nov. 1832. 

(7) Lucius Elliott Chaffee, b. 9 Sept., 1835 ; 

d. 8 Oct., 1887. 

(8) A daughter, d. in infancy. 



130 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 



Lovisa Earl, b. 27 Dec, 1802; d. 17 April, 1837 ; m. 
in 1817, Reuben, son of Ezra and Mahala Burris 
[Burroughs] Hamlin, b. in Bangor, Me., 22 Dec, 
1798, d. at Upper Sandusky, 0., 7 Oct., 1855. 

Children : 

(1) Washington Smith Hamlin, b. 29 July, 

1808 ; m. Mary Marshall. 

(2) Nehemiah E. Hamlin, b. 1820; m. wid. 

Adelia (Miller) Elden. 

(3) Commodore Decatur Hamlin, b. 22 Dec, 

1822; m. Mary Wallace. 

(4) Eliza Hamlin, b, 22 Feb., 1823 ; m. Curtis 

Berry. 

(5) Reuben W. Hamlin, b. 1826; d. about 

1847. 

(6) William Hamlin, b. 1828 ; m. (1)— Smith ; 

m. (2) Frances Rust. 

(7) Oribut Hamlin, b. 1830; d. in infancy. 

(8) Carlin Hamlin, b. 2 Sept., 1831 ; m. Sarah 

Loring Temple. 

(9) Gilbert Hamlin, b. 1832; d. in infancy. 

(10) Levi Hannibal Hamlin, b. 1833 ; m. Mar- 

tha Lake. 

(11) Joshua Murat Hamlin, b. 29 July, 1835; 

m. Elizabeth Smith. 

(12) Francis Hamlin, d, in infancy. 

(13) A son; died when one week old; was 

buried with the mother. 



6. Asa Earl, b. 28 Aug., 1804; d. at Tippecanoe, 0., 31 
Oct., 1890; m. (1) 25 Dec, 1829, Isabella J. Shan- 
non, b. in Kentucky, 1 Dec, 1805, d. in 1840; he 
m. (2) in 1840, Mary, dau. of Dennis Downing; he 
m. (3) Lydia Rupe, b. in Pennsylvania, who d. 
18 months after marriage; he m. (4) 13 June, 1850, 
Elizabeth, dau. of John and Nancy (McKnight) 
Youell, b. in Virginia, 18 June, 1810, d. in March, 
1893. Mr. Earl, as one of the pioneer farmers of 
Tippecanoe co., was greatly respected ; lived 29 
years on the same farm ; dealt largely in grain ; 
was a member of the Presbyterian church. 

Children of Asa and Isabelle (Shannon) Earl : 
(1) Salima Earl, b. 13 Nov., 1830: m. 20 Jan., 



DANTORTH GENEALOGY. 131 

1850, Jacob Markel,b. in Fairfield co., 0., 
26 April, 1830; res. Wichita, Kan. 

(2) Augustus Earl, b. 17 Nov., 1832; d. 27 

Feb., 1881, unm. 

(3) Harriet Earl, ) , ,n a 

(4) Rebecca Eari, | b. 19 Aug., 1834. 

(5) Erastus Earl, b. 9 Jan., 1837. 

(6) Isabel Earl, b. 20 Jan., 1839. 

7. Samantha Earl, b. 29 Aug., 180G ; d. in 1833 ; m. 

James Duddleson. 

8. Minerva Earl, b. 15 May, 1808 ; d. at Tymochtee, O. 

3 May, 1843 ; m. 28 May, 1829, Samuel Kenan, b. 
m Ohio Co., W. Virginia, 6 July, 1806, d. at Upper 
Sandusky, 0., 3 Oct., 1891. ^ 

Children : 

(1) Alvin Kenan, b. 26 April, 1832. 

(2) Amanda Kenan, b. 8 July, 1835. m. "Wm. 
Young. 

(3) Joel Kenan, b. and d. 1836. 

(4) George Kenan, b. 18 Oct. 1837. 

(5) Samuel Kenan, b. 1839 ; d. 1842. 

(6) James Kenan, b, 18 Dec. 1841 ; res. Tole- 
do, 0. 

9. Amanda Earl. b. 30 July, 1810 ; d. in 1850 ; m. Tru- 

man Bates, b. about 1810; d. about 1850. 
10. Daniel Earl, b. 3 June, 1812; m. (1) 7 Dec. 1834, 
Elizabeth Tool ; m. (2) 1 Oct. 1857, Hannah, dau! 
of Lyle and Elizabeth (Roberts) Fulton. 

Children : 

(1) Rebecca Earl, b. 27 Feb. 1840; m. Josiah 
I vers. 

(2) Jonas B. Earl, m. Sarah, dau. of Jonathan 
James, M.D. 

(3) Emma F. Earl, b. 16 Ajml, 1851 ; m. An- 
thony B. Anderson. 

(4) C. Elizabeth Earl, b. 13 March, 1859; m. 
J. A. Wilson. 

(5) Melvin S. Earl, b. 7 March, 1863; m. Es- 
ther E. Walker. 

(6) Ella Earl, b. 13 March, 1865 ; m. J. Frank 
Robey. 



132 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

11. Nehemiah Earl, b. 25 July, 1814; d. 5 July, 1890; m, 

17 March, 1839, Elizabeth, dau. of William and 
and Susan Dimmitt, b. 16 Feb. 1816, d. 7 July, 
1890. 

Children : 

(1) Susan Dimmitt, b. 27 Feb. 1840 ; m. Abram 
Fouch. 

(2) William D. Dimmitt, b. 10 Oct. 1841 ; m. 
Mary E, Darrah. 

(3) Rebecca Dimmitt, b. 16 Oct. 1842; m. Mil- 
ton Dickens. 

(4) Alice M. Dimmitt, b. 26 Dec. 1845 ; m. An- 
drew J. Chapman. 

(5) Taylor Dimmitt, b. 22 Feb. 1848 ; m. Caro- 
line Bedell. 

(6) Loduska Dimmitt, b. 21 Feb. 1853 ; m. Al- 
exander Wright. 

(7) Amanda Dimmitt, b. 15 Oct. 1855 ; m. 
Stephen Zollers. 

12. Emeline Earl, b. 4 Feb. 1817; m. 24 Nov. 1839, Ja- 

cob Sherry ; d. 8 Nov. 1862. 

Children : 

(1) Eliza A. Sherry, b. 1840; m. Joseph Sherry 
Hixson. 

(2) Josiah E. Sherry, b. 1843 : m. L. R. Burton. 

(3) Caroline Sherry, b. 1845 ; m. Richard P. 
Morton. 

13. Caroline Earl, twin of the above, d. 4 June 1878 ; m. 
(1) 21 March, 1837, John N. Raub, b. 25 Feb. 1805, 
in Pickaway co., 0., d. 16 Jan. 1849, in Tippecanoe 
CO., Ind. She m. (2) in 1857 John Carpenter, b. 15 
Nov. 1808, d. at Earl Park, Ind. 10 March, 1875. 

Children : 

(1) Josephine Raub, b. 8 Jan. 1838 ; d. 23 June, 
1851 or 1852. 

(2) Adams Danforth Raub, b. 7 March, 1840; 
m. Mrs. Nannie Hardesty Dubois Jones. He 
spoke acceptably at the Chicago Danforth 
meeting in 1893. Res. Earl Park, Ind. 

(3) Elsina Raub, b. and d. 1842. 




Mr. Adams Earl. 



DANTORTH GENEALOGY. 132a 

(4) De Witt Carpenter, b. 25 Nov. 1859 ; m. 
Mary Finnegan. Res. Lafayette, Ind. 

14. Adams Earl, b. 20 April, 1819 ; d. 15 Jan., 1898 ; m. 
Martha J. Hawkins. He was one of the most enter- 
prising citizens of Lafayette, Ind., taking part in the 
railroad and land development schemes which have 
built up the city. 

From farming, to which he was bred, he passed in the 
early "forties " to building flat-boats and taking his 
produce on them down the Wabash and the great river 
to New Orleans. In 1847 he engaged in general 
mercantile business at Lafayette, with James G. Car- 
nahan ; was a wholesale grocer 32 years more ; built 
up the " National State Bank of Lafayette." En- 
gaged in commission and packing business in 1862, in 
Chicago. Took a leading part in developing the Cin- 
cinnati, Lafayette and Chicago Railroad (Kankakee 
line) ; was president of the Crystal Ice Co. ; carried 
on farming and stock raising on a large scale. He gave 
$40,000 towards the erection of the court house at La- 
fayette. He was the principal force in the building 
of the Belt Line R.R., which vastly enlarged and im- 
proved the city, and secured the location at L. of ex- 
tensive railway work-shops. His beautiful residence, 
Fountain Park, stood in a forest of ten acres, four of 
which were a deer park. He was in early life a 
member of the " Christian " church ; later an attend- 
ant and helper of the Presbyterian church, highly 
esteemed. In height, Mr. Earl was six feet and one 
inch ; his weight was about 170 pounds. He was 
industrious, energetic, public spirited. He took great 
interest in the Danforth family, and was prominent at 
the meeting in Chicago in 1893. He married first, 1 
Dec, 1842, Matilda Orr. He married second, 5 Dec. 
1848, Martha Jane, daughter of James and Susannah 
(Jones) Hawkins, b. near Hamilton, O., 12 July, 
1822 ; she survives him. 

Children of Adams and Martha J. (Hawkins) Earl : 

(1 ) Alice Jane Earl, b. 20 Oct. 1850 ; m. 20 Dec. 
1876, Charles Benedict Stuart, who was 
b. at Logansport, N. Y., 4 June, 1853 ; 
grad. Amherst Col. 1873 ; Columbia Law 
School ; succeeded in 1876 to the law 
practice of his father, Hon. W. Z. Stuart ; 
was counsel for the Wabash R. R., and 
other corporations. After his marriage 
he resided at Layfayette, Ind., and was 



132b danforth genealogy. 



associated with Mr. Earl in the improve- 
ment of dairy stock, etc., on Shadeland 
farm, etc. ; director in various corpora- 
tions. He died 20 Feb., 1899. 

(2) Morel Josiah Earl, b. 7 June, 1853 ; m. 9 
Oct., 1878, Elizabeth, dau. of Hon. A. B. 
Claypool, of Connorsville. He d. 28 June, 
1879. 



15. Josiah Earl, b. near Tymochtee, 0. 12 March, 1821 ; 
removed to California and resided in Red Bluff and 
other towns, Oakland being the latest. He died in 
Sidney, Australia, while on a journey, 24 May, 1884. 
He married, at Tehama, Cal., 20 Aug. 1857, Adelia 
Tobias, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (Tobias) 
Chaffee, b. near Tymochtee, 0., 5 Jan. 1822; she d. 
in Oakland, Cal., 2 April, 1892. 

Children : 

(1) Edwin Tobias Earl, was born on a farm 
near Red Bluff, California, May 30, 1858 ; re- 
ceived his education mostly in the public 
schools of Oakland, including the High 
School. He m. (1) at Santa Rosa, Cal., 13 
Feb. 1884, Emily, dau. of Armstead and Mary 
(Crawford) Runyon, b. 8 Aug. 1864. He m. 
(2) at Los Angeles, Cal. 30 April, 1902, 
Emily Moss, dau. of Joshua H. and Anne 
(Murrell) Jarvis, b. in Louisville, Ky. ; her 
mother was dau. of Robert and Emily Moss 
of Glasgow, Ky. 

In early manhood he entered into the busi- 
ness of fruit shipping and founded the well 
known Earl Fruit Company. For twenty 
years he occupied a leading position in the 
fruit world as a distributor of California fruits 
in all American markets and even abroad ; and 
his car-line, known as the Continental Fruit Ex- 
press, operated throughout the United States 
and Canada. 

In 1901, at the early age of 42, Mr. Earl 
was able to withdraw from active business with 
a large fortune. He devotes himself to the 
affairs of several important California corpor- 
ations engaged in fruit growing, in street-rail- 
roading, banking, lighting and in the generation 
and transmission of electric power ; is also pro- 




Mr. Edwin Tobias Earl. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 132o 

prietor of the Los Angeles Express, the lead- 
ing evening newspaper in Southern California. 
He has always been a Republican in politics, 
but has steadily refused to accept any political 
office. 

Mr. Earl administers his wealth as a trust. 
He has bestowed large benefactions on educa- 
tional and religious institutions and has for 
many years engaged in practical religious and 
philanthropic work. Since boyhood he has 
been a member of the Congregational church. 
Mr. Earl resides in Los Angeles, where he has 
a palatial home and is prominent in social, po- 
litical and business affairs. 

(2) Guy Chaffee Earl, was also born on the 
farm at Red Bluff, Cal., 7 May, 1861 ; married 
at Oakland, Cal., 15 Nov. 1888, Ella Jane, dau. 
of Jerome Bursley and Martha Pauline 
(Hayes) Ford, b. at Mendocino, Cal., 20 
March, 1862 ; her father was b. at Grand 
Isle, Vt., and her mother at North Granby, 
Mass. 

He fitted for college at the Oakland High 
School, and was graduated from the Univer- 
sity of California in 1883 ; studied law and 
was admitted to the bar. Was county attor- 
ney 1887-1889 ; state senator 1892-6, declin- 
ing renomination. Has law offices in San 
Francisco, and is identified with several im- 
portant corporations. Resides in Oakland. Is 
one of the State regents of the University 
(1902-1918). Is known as a Republican in 
politics and a Congregationalist in religion. 

Children : 

(i) Alice Earl, b. 23 Sept. 1899. 

(ii) Martha Ford Earl, b. 11 May, 1891. 

(iii) Elinore Hayes Earl, K t„„ ,004 

(iv) Guy Chaffee Earl, Jr. | ^- ^^''- ^^^^• 



Patty, b. 1'780 ; d. Nov., 1854; m. Thaddeus M. Wood, b. at 
Lenox, 9 March, 1772 ; Dartmouth Coll., 1790 ; lawyer, keen 
and sagacious ; Brig. Gen. in war of 1812 ; Maj. Gen. in 1820 ; 
a very efficient officer and highly honored citizen. He d. at 
Syracuse, N. Y., 10 Jan., 1836. 

Children of Thaddeus M. and Patty (Danforth) Wood : 



132d danforth genealogy. 

1. Thaddeus M. Wood, m. Maria Goddard of Montreal ; d. 

at New Orleans, La., 7 Nov., 1832. 

2. Patty Wood, m. (1) Thaddeus Mead ; (2) Asa G. Tal- 

cott. 

3. Maria Wood, b. 27 Jan., 1803 ; d. 25 March, 1884 ; m. 

Charles Ashley Baker. 

4. Theodore Wood, b. in 1804; d. 10 Oct., 1838; m. So- 

phronia Willard. 

5. Julia Ann Wood, m. Waterman C. Chapman. 

6. Junius Wood, m. Katherine Snyder; d. 18 Aug., 1851. 

7. Emily Wood, b. in Onondaga, N. Y., in 1810 ; d. 9 June, 

1893, in San Antonio ; m. in 1832, Oscar B. Brackett, 
b. in Salina, N. Y., in 1812 ; d. in San Antonio, Tex., 
in 1857. 

Children : 

(1) Mary Brackett, b, in Salina in 1833 ; d. in 

San Antonio, in 1883. 

(2) Emily Wood Brackett, b. in Salina, 1834 ; 

m. in 1855, Chas. F. King, b. in New 
Hampshire in 1810; d. in San Antonio, 
13 May, 1869. Removed to Texas in 
1836 ; joined the Rangers, and was active 
in the contests which established Texas 
independent of Mexico. Mayor of San 
Antonio in 1848 and 1852. Children; 
(a) EmUy Brackett King, b. in 1857 ; m. 
in 1873, F. A. Cooley, b. in Elizabeth- 
town, Pa., 1847. Children, b. in Jeffer- 
sonville, Ind. ; Nannie E. Cooley, b. 1874 , 
Lloyd B. Cooley, b. 1878 ; Laura C. 
Cooley, b. 1883. {h) Charles F. King, 
b. m Brooklyn, N. Y., 1861. (c) Sarah 
Smith King, b. in San Antonio, 1865 ; 
one of the secretaries of Danforth Family 
Meeting in Chicago, 1893. 

(3) Sarah Brackett, b. in Onondaga, 1836 ; m. 

in 1854, Samuel S. Smith, b. in Boston, 
1810 ; d. in San Antonio, 7 Aug., 1882. 
Children : (a) Oscar B. Brackett Smith, 
b. in San Antonio, 1854 ; educated in 
Military School in Austin, Texas ; m. in 
1898, Micailia Olivarre, b. in 1866. (b) 
Thaddeus Wood Smith, b. 16 July, 1857, 
grad. Washington Lee University, 1876; 
Poughkeepsie, 1877 ; County clerk 1877 




Guv Chaffee Earl, A. M. 



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DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 133 

to 1893, at San Antonio. Ch. : Thaddeus 
Wood Smith, b. in 1882; Sidney P. 
Smith, b. in 1886 ; Gertrude Smith, b. in 
1889 ; Sarah Smith, b. in 1893. (c) 
Georgia C. Smith, b. in 1867 ; m. in 1888, 
J. Olivarre, b. in 1864. Children : Minnie 
Olivarre, b. in 1889 ; Joseph S. Olivarre, 
b. in 1893. (rf) Minnie Smith, b. in 1870 ; 
m. in 1893, Edward Hovey, b. in 1870. 
(4) Ellen Brackett, b. in Syracuse, in 1843 ; m, 
in 1865, Simeon W. Cooley, b. in Mis- 
souri, 1844 ; d. at Fort Stockton, Tex., 
1883. Their dau. Nannie Ekin Cooley, 
m. at St. Mark's Church, San Antonio. 
Wed. Oct. 7, 1896, William Moore White. 
8. Augustus Wood, m. Sarali Matthews. 

207. vi. Adams, m. Betsey Smith ; had two children ; d. some years ago : 
widow was in Michigan at last accounts. 

97. 

John® {Thomas,^ Samuel,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ Nicholas^) ^ 
born at Dunstable, Mass., 17 Feb., 1748; married at Billerica, May 
6, 1779, Mercy Wait. Was one of the pioneers of Liverpool, N. 
Y., in 1789, his nephew Asa Danforth being associated with him 
and a few others. He kept tavern in Liverpool. 
Children : 

RUFUS.'' 

i. Mercy, b. at Billerica, 11 Nov., 1779. 

ii. John. 

V. Samuel. 
V. Sally. 

vi. Ann, m. Cleaves. 

vii. A daughter, m. Batcheler. 

viii. A daughter, m. Pool ; res. Cicero, near Liverpool. 

ix. Polly, m. Handley Lamb. 

John, Western. Private, Capt. Reuben Read's co. of Minute-men, Col. Jonathan 
Warner's regt., which marched April 20, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19, 
1775, to Roxbury; service, 5 days; also, Capt. Peter Harwood's co., Col. Ebenezer 
Learned's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 27, 1775; service, 3 
mos. 1 week 5 days; also, company return dated Oct. 7, 1775; also, return of men 
enlisted or drafted into Continental Army from East co. in Western, 4th Worcester 
Co. regt., as returned to Col. James Converse, endorsed "Brookfield, Sept. 1, 1777"; 
residence. Western ; engaged for town of Western ; joined Capt. Slayton's co., Col. 
Shepard's regt. ; term, during war ; also, Sergeant, Capt. Field's co., Col. Sheppard's 
regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for service from March 1, 1777, to Dec. 31, 
1729 ; also, Capt. Reuben Slayton's co.. Col. William Shepard's (3d) regt.; muster 



134 DANFOKTH GENEALOGY. 

return dated Valley Forge, Jan. 30, 1778; also, same co. and regt. ; muster rolls for 
July, Aug., Oct. and Nov., 1778, dated Providence; also, Colonel's co., Col. Shepard's 
regt.; muster roll for March and April, 1779, dated Providence; appointed March 1, 
1777 ; also, same co. and regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 
1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780; also. Colonel's co.. Col. Shepard's (4th) regt.; return for 
gratuity dated Highlands, Feb. 24, 1780; also, same co. and regt.; return made up 
for the year 1780, dat6d at West Point, Jan. 28, 1780 [1781]; also, Sergeant, (late) 
Capt. James Cooper's co., Col. William Shepard's regt.; muster roll for May, 1781, 
dated West Point ; also, Capt. Lebbeus Drew's co., Col. Shepard's regt. ; muster rolls 
for June and July, 1781, dated Phillipsburgh ; also, same co. and regt.; muster roll 
for Aug., 1781 ; also, same co. and regt. ; muster roll for Sept., 1781, dated Continental 
Village; also, same co. and regt; muster rolls for Oct., 1781-Feb., 1782, dated York 
Hutts. 

John. Private ; list of men returned as serving on main guard at Prospect Hill 
under Lieut. Col. Loammi Baldwin dated July 16, 1775. 

97a. 

"Judge" Jonathan® {Thomas,^ Samuel,* Jonathan,^ Jona- 
than,^ Nicholas^), born at Brookfield, Mass., 21 Dec, 1752 ; died 
at Cobbleskill, N. Y., 4 Feb., 1807; married Judith Spaulding, 
born 1765, died 8 June, 1840. He was in the battle of Bunker 
Hill, and afterward served in the company commanded by his broth- 
er Asa, under Gates, at the surrender of Burgoyne. He removed 
from Brookfield to Albany, N. Y., making his home where now 
the state house stands ; kept tavern ; removed to Schoharie county 
and engaged in road-building ; " originated " the Cherry Valley and 
Athens turn-pike. 
Children : 

208. i. Thomas Paine,'' b. 20 June, 1781. 

209. ii. George, b. 9 Nov., 1789. 

ill. John Jay, settled at Amsterdam, N. Y., in the practice of law ; 

married. 
iv. Orpha, b. 14 Oct., 1801 ; d. 23 Feb., 1818 ; her grave stone calls 

her " Orra," and " daughter of Jno. Danforth." 

Jonathan, Brookfield. Private, Capt. Peter Harwood's co.. Col. Ebenezer Learned's 
regt,; company return dated Oct. 7, 1775; reported as serving in place of John 
Smith of Brookfield ; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated 
Camp at Roxbury, Dec. 20, 1775; also, Capt. Asa Danforth's co. of volunteers, Col. 
Convers's regt.; service, 31 days; company marched from Brookfield Sept. 23, 1777, 
to join army under Gen. Gates. (See also Nos. 44, 92a and 102.) 

976. 

Rums' (^Thomas," Samuel,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ Nicho- 
las^) born (date unknown) ; believed to be the man who was one 
of the assessors of the town of Salina, N. Y., in 1809. Mr. Mars. 



DANFOETH GENEALOGY. 135 

Neering, of Liverpool, N. Y., states that he was a brother of John 
Danforth. He is said to have been drowned in Oneida Lake. 

It is asserted that he had a son William,'' who was the father of 
Eliza Danforth that married Jefferson Church, of L., and died about 
1850. 



98. 

John' {John^^ Samuel,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,* Nicholas^), 
born 23 July, 1756* ; died 16 Aug., 1796 ; married 14 Sept., 1779, 
Hannah Bancroft, born 17 May, 1755, died 12 April, 1806. [Com- 
pare with 42 and 48a for Revolutionary record and other particulars.] 
"John Danforth, of Middlesex Co., Mass., aged 78," received a pen- 
sion in 1834, $96 per annum. 

Child : 
211. John,' b. 29 May, 1788. 



99. 

Joshua® (Joshtia,^ Samuel,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,* Nicho- 
las^), born at Woburn, 14 Dec, 1754; died at Danvers, 3 Feb., 
1834; married 15 June, 1781, Lydia Sweetser, bom in Saugus, 7 
April, 1763, died there 8 May, 1845. She joined with her broth- 
ers and sisters, Benjamin, William, Oliver and Ephraira Sweetser, 
Hannah Tuttle, Betsey Hawk, Sally Raddin and Mary Breed in a 
quitclaim deed in 1816. 

* Is he not the person here mentioned ? 

John, Billerica (also given Tewksbury). Private, Capt. Jonathan Stickney's co., 
Col. Ebenezer Bridge's (27th) regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted July 
23, 1775 ; service, 9 days ; also, company return dated Cambridge, Sept. 25, 1775 ; also, 
order for bounty coat or its equivalent in monej'- dated Cambridge, Nov. 16, 1775; 
also, descriptive list of men raised in Middlesex Co. to reinforce Continental Army, 
agreeable to resolve of June 9, 1779, as returned by Brig. Gen. Eleazer Brooks to 
Maj. Gen. Hosmer, dated Lincoln, July 22, 1779; age, 22 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 6 in.; 
residence, Billerica (also given Tewksbury) ; Capt. Pollard's (also given Capt. Trull's) 
CO., 7th Middlesex Co. regt. ; delivered to Lieut. J. Grace ; also, Private, Capt. Pierce's 
CO., Col. Michael Jackson's regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for service from 
Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780; also, descriptive list of enlisted men dated Jan. 1, 
1781; age, 24 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 7 in.; complexion, light; hair, light; occupation, 
yeoman ; birthplace, Billerica ; residence, Billerica ; enlisted for town of Billerica ; 
enlisted Sept. 1, 1779, at West Point, by Lieut. Wethrell; joined Capt. Peirce's (6th) 
CO., Col. Michael Jackson's (8th) regt. ; enlistment, during war. 

John. Private, Capt. Japheth Daniels's co., Lieut. Col. Calvin Smith's (6th) regt. ; 
wages allowed for Feb. -Dec, 1782, 11 months ; reported on command in March, 1782. 



136 DANTORTH GENEALOGY. 

He was a " trader "j lived in Lynn; bought land there in 1793. 
He served in the Revolutionary army and received a pension of $96 
per annum from the year 1818, for the continuance of which his 
widow petitioned in April, 1834. After her death a list of her sur- 
viving children was filed in Middlesex Probate Court, with affida- 
vits respecting her pension. 
Children : 

212. i. JosiAH,'' or Joshua/ b. 3 Jan., 1784. 

ii. Ltdia, b. 13 May, 1785 ; d. 3 Nov., 1805. 
iii. Eunice, b. 28 Dec, 1787 ; m. in Lyun, 8 Feb., 1807, Thomas 
Bates. 

213. iv. Joseph, b. 2 Sept., 1790. 

V. LuciNDA, b. 21 Jan., 1793 ; d. 29 July, 1843 ; m. 26 Oct., 1813, 
James, son of Jephtha and Sarah (Blaney) Marston, b. at Mar- 
blehead, 14 Dec, 1788 ; d. in 1853. Res. Lynn. 

Children of James and Lucinda (Danforth) Marston: 

1. Hannah Marston, b. 24 March, 1815. 

2. James M. Marston, b. 1817. 

3. William B. Marston, b. 1819. 

4. Lucinda Marston, b. 1822. 

5. Augustus Marston, b. 20 Dec, 1824. 

6. George W. Marston, b. 1827. 

7. Jacob Benjamin Marston, b. 12 Oct., 1830 ; d. 1 March, 

1882 ; m. bis cousin Sarah Elizabeth, dau. of 213, 
Joseph Danforth. 

vi. Sally, b. 30 May, 1795 ; m. 29 May, 1814, Henry Slade of 
Chelsea. 

vii. Dorothy, b. 28 July, 1797 ; d. 7 Feb., 1875 ; m. first, 13 Nov., 
1823, in Medford, Asa, son of John and Elizabeth (Terry) 
Tufts, b. in May, 1799; d. 16 Nov., 1836. She married, 
second, 21 Nov., 1838, Oliver Tufts, brother of John, b. in Oct. 
1801 ; d. 16 May, 1883. Res. Somerville. 

Children of Asa and Dorothy (Danforth) Tufts: 

1. Caroline Elizabeth Tufts, b. 4 April, 1826 ; m. 7 Jan., 

1849, Franklin Henderson. Res. Somerville. Ch. : 
Evelyn Louisa Henderson, b. 26 Jan., 1852 ; m. 9 
Sept., 1873, Edward D. Vreeland, of Somerville. 
Ch. : (1) Carolyn Elizabeth Vreeland, b. 12 April, 
1877; m. 30 Nov., 1898, Shirley R. Ells. (2) Louise 
Augusta Vreeland, b. 8 March, 1879 ; m. 4 Feb., 
1902, William Joseph Mitchell. (3) Elsie Ladd 
Vreeland, b. 12 May, 1883 ; m. 4 Feb., 1902 (dou- 
ble wedding), Arthur Garfield Collier. 

2. William Sumner Tufts, b. 31 Jan., 1833 ; d. 3 Dec, 

1891 ; m. 26 Dec, 1859, his cousin, Mary Elizabeth 
Horton, b. 25 Jan., 1831. Ch.: Clara BeUe Tufts, 
b. 24 April, 1862 ; m. Oliver Bacon, accountant in 
Boston, res. in Somerville. Ch. : (1) Wallace Irving 



DANTORTH GENEALOGY. 137 

Bacon, b. 11 Feb., 1882. (2) Gertrude Tufts Bacon, 
b. 7 Oct., 1883. (3) Bertha IMUdred Bacon, b. 10 
Jan., 1887. 
3. Anne Louisa Tufts, b. 31 Oct., 1840; m. 20 Dec, 
1874, Dr. Wm. Kelly Fletcher. Res. Cambridge. 

viu. Mart, b. 30 July, 1799; d. 8 Oct., 1874; m. in July, 1824, 
Francis Richard Horton, b. at Marblehead, 1795 ; d. 14 Jiilv, 

1867. ^ 

Children of Francis R. and Mary (Danforth) Horton : 

1. Liccy Ann Horton, b. 1824; d. 1825. 

2. Richard Horton, b. at Lynn, 1 Feb., 1826 ; d. 16 Aug., 

1882: m. (1) in 1852, Jane Russ ; m. (2) in 1860, 
Sarah F. Smith. 

3. Hannah Maria Horton, b. 29 Sept., 1828 ; m. 27 Nov., 

1851, Stephen P., son of Stephen and Elizabeth (Ja- 
cobs) Coates. He was a mason ; worked for D. H. 
Jacobs & Co., 40 years. 
Ch.: 

(1) Walter Coates, b. 23 Dec, 1852; d. 16 

July, 1860. 

(2) Arthur B. Coates, b. 3 July, 1854 ; manufac- 

turer of holiday goods ; res. Clif tondale. 

(3) Clarence Coates, b. 9 Oct., 1856; m. in 

June, 1884, Susan F. Goodwin, who d. 
4 Nov., 1896. Ch. : Alice Coates, b. 6 
July, 1886. 

4. Mary Elizabeth HoHon, b. 25 Aug., 1831 ; m. in 1859, 

her cousin, William, son of Asa and Dorothy (Dan- 
forth) Tufts. 

ix. Lavinia, b. 2 Jan., 1802 ; m. Aaron T. Mills. 
X. Eliza, b. 1 Dec, 1804; d. 27 Nov., 1895; m. in July, 1826, 
Charles, son of Ebenezer and Sarah (McKenny) Jordan, b. in 
Danville, Me., 25 Oct., 1798, d. 14 June, 1873 ; was a farmer, 
residing in the part of old Danville now Auburn, Me. 
Children of Charles and Eliza (Danforth) Jordan : 

1. Royal Stimpson Jordan, b. 17 Nov., 1828 ; m. 1 Jan., 
1852, Susan Jane Beal, b. 10 April, 1862, d. 15 Oct., 
' 1871. 

Children : 

(1) Samuel Beal Jordan, b. 30 Oct., 1853 ; m. 

30 Oct., 1875, Maggie Brown. 

(2) Eliza Ann Jordan, b. 20 June, 1856; m. 17 

June, 1873, Seward T. Penley. 

(3) Sarah Jordan, b. 9 Sept., 1859 ; m. 

Reed. 

(4) Ida Belle Jordan, b. 4 Aug., 1861 ; m. 

Foss. 



138 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

2. Lydia llaria Sweeiser Jordan, b. 14 Aug., 1831 ; m. at 

Lewiston, Me., as his second wife, George Hanson, b. 
in Dover, N. H., in Jan., 1825, d. in Dorchester, 
Mass., 10 Nov., 1897. He was a contractor and 
builder, of most excellent record. As a young man 
he removed to Maiden, where he learned his business. 
During the war he was in the lumber business in the 
South, under government contracts. He afterward 
removed to Lewiston, Me., and became a contractor 
and buUder of large structures in various parts of New 
England and New York, among which the City Hall 
and Pin-e vSt. Chiu'ch in Lewiston and the Lockwood 
Cotton Mills at Waterville may be specially men- 
tioned. Thirty churches were in the list. He was 
famed for integrity and thoroughness. He had a 
country seat at South Auburn, Me., and a residence 
at Dorchester, Mass., where Mrs. Hanson still resides. 

3. Lavinia Danforth Jordan, b. 10 Oct., 1833 ; d. in Sept., 

1894 ; m. Thomas Mansfield. 

4. Charles Jordan, b. 24 March, 1834; d. in Iowa, 30 

Dec, 1856. 

5. Eben Jordan, b. 24 Aug., 1836 ; m. in 1865, Ellen Be- 

dell ; m. (2) 2 June, 1886, Sarah Pelham Larrabee. 
He is a wholesale dry goods merchant in Boston. 
Children : 

(1) Alvah Henry Jordan, b. in 1868 ; paper 

manufacturer. New York. 

(2) Clara M. Jordan, b. 1870. 

6. Hannah Hastings Jordan, b. 14 Feb., 1838 ; d. 3 Nov., 

1858. 

7. Caroline Tufts Jordan, b. 20 Sept., 1840; d. in March, 

1893 ; m. William Chapman; res. So. Auburn, Me. 
Children : 

(1) Caroline Chapman, b. at Westbrook, Me., 4 

Nov., 1860 ; m. Dr. Donald ; res. Gardi- 
ner, Me. 

(2) Lillian E. Chapman, b. 15 Oct., 1862; m. 

John P. Garcelon ; res. Auburn, Me. 

(3) Carrie May Chapman, b. 1 May, 1869 ; m. 

Ernest Dyer ; res. Auburn. 

8. Sarah Ringott Jordan, b. 3 Feb., 1843 ; d. 24 Sept., 

1858. 

9. Chandler Jordan, b. 10 April, 1846 ; m. in Boston, 11 

Jan., 1888, Florence Maude Blodgett, b. 3 Nov., 
1861. Commission merchant in Boston; res. Dor- 
chester. 
Children : 

(1) Clifford Leslie Jordan, b. 13 Sept., 1889. 

(2) Florence Madeline, b. 21 May, 1898. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 139 

10 Joshua Danforth Jordan,\). 21 April, 1848; d. 24 Sept., 
1851. 

214. xi. John, b. 4 March, 1807. 

Joshua, LjTin. Private, Capt. Ezra Newhall's (Lynn) co. of Minute-men, -which 
marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 15 days; also, Capt. Ezra Newhall's 
CO., Col. John Mansfield's regt. ; order for advance pay for 1 month dated Cambridge, 
June 8, 1775 ; also, same co. and regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted May 
4, 1775; service, 3 mos. 4 days; also, Capt. Newhall's co.. Col. Mansfield's (I9th) 
regt. commanded by Lieut. Col. Israel Hutchinson ; company return dated Oct. 6, 
1775 ; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Camp at Winter 
Hill, Nov. 4, 1775 ; also, Corporal ; list of men belonging to Lynn, now called Lynn, 
Lynnfield and Saugus, whe served at Concord battle and elsewhere [year not given] ; 
also. Private, Capt Joseph Killer's co., Col. Jonathan Titcomb's regt. ; arrived at des- 
tination May 5, 1777; discharged July 5, 1777; service, 2 mos. 6 days, travel in- 
cluded, at Rhode Island; roll dated Camp at Providence; also, list of men raised in 
Essex Co. for the term of 9 months from the time of their arrival at Fishkill, returned 
as received of Jonathan Warner, Commissioner, by Brig. Gen. J. Glover, at Fort 
Arnold, July 9, 1778 ; arrived at Fishkill July 4, 1778 ; also, descriptive list of men 
raised to reinforce Continental Army for the term of 6 months, agreeable to resolve 
of June 5, 1780, returned as received of Justice Ely, Commissioner, by Brig. Gen. 
John Glover, at Springfield, July 11, 1780; age, 25 yrs. : stature, 5 ft. 8 in.; com- 
plexion, ruddy; engaged for town of Lynn; arrived at Springfield July 10, 1780; 
marched to camp July 11, 1780, under command of Capt. George Webb; also, list of 
men raised for the 6 months service and returned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having 
passed muster in a return dated Camp Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780; also, pay roll for 6 
months men raised by the town of Lynn for service in the Continental Army during 
1780; marched June 27, 1780; discharged Dec 5, 1780; service, 5 mos. 20 days. 

100. 

Benjamin,' (^Joshua,^ Samuel,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ N'icho- 
olas^), born at Lynnfield, 21 Feb., 1773; died there 29 June, 
1854; married 24 Aug., 1795, Nellie Blanchard, born in Ando- 
ver 4 Jan., 1776; died 21 June, 1854. He was a " cordwainer," 
i.e. a shoemaker. He and his wife "Nelly " sold a tract of land in 
Lynnfield 6 April, 1811. 
Children : 

i. Nellie,^ b. 12 Jan., 1796; d. unm., 6 Nov., 1812. 
ii. Lucy, b. 26 Jan., 1797 ; m. 23 Aug., 1825, John Trull. 
Children of John and Lucy (Danforth) Trull: 

1. Ma7icy Trull. 2. Mary Trull. 

3. Silas Trull. 4. John Trull. 

iii. Cynthia, b. at Danvers, 16 March, 1800; d. 22 May, 1883 ; 

m. 25 May, 1823, George Smith, 
iv. Benjamin, b. 24 Dec, 18^01; d. 13 Jan., 1804. 

215. V. Benjamin, b. 24 Feb., 1804. 



140 DANFOETH GENEALOGY. 

vi. Mary, b. 24 Dec, 1805 ; d. 15 July, 1828. 

vii. Stillman, b. 4 Aug., 1809; d. 26 Feb., 1834; m. 22 June, 
1831, Jane Kent Stimpson, who survived him and married sec- 
ond Vinton ; residence Wakefield, Mass. 

viii. Sylvanus, b. 13 Jan., 1811 ; d. 16 Sept., 1813. 

ix. Eleanor, b. at Eeading, 24 Aug., 1813 ; d, 15 Oct., 1815. 

X. Alice Blanchard, b. 17 April, 1816; d. 5 Dec, 1842 ; m. 15 
March, 1840, Alfred Copp, also born at Saugus. 

101. 

Joshua" (^Jonathan,'' 8amuel,'^ Jonathan,^ Jonathan,'^ Nicho^ 
las^), born at Western, now Warren, Mass., 26 Nov., 1759 ; died 
at Pittsfield, 30 Jan., 1837; married 15 Jan., 1786, Salome, 
daughter of Hon. David and Abigail (Bennett) Noble, of Williame- 
tovi^n ; she died 30 May, 1814. 

Joshua Danforth, hindered from obtaining the college education 
his father designed by the coming on of the War of the Revolution, 
received a valuable training w^hile serving his country. As a boy 
of fifteen he entered the company of which his father had command 
and rose from corporal to surgeon's mate ; was with the company at 
Bunker Hill; made ensign the next year; lieutenant 1778, pay- 
master and captain in 1781. Is said to have served at Ticonderoga, 
Saratoga, Valley Forge, Monmouth, and Tappan Bay. Received 
a pension of $240 per annum in 1818. 

When in 1783 the army was disbanded. Col. Danforth was re- 
tained in service to assist in settling the soldiers' accounts, and was 
honorably discharged in 1784. In May of that year he engaged in 
business in Pittsfield in company with Col. Simon Larned. In 
1786 with Judge Sedgwick he traversed Berkshire co. to allay ex- 
citement caused by Shay's rebellion. In 1787 was appointed aid-de- 
camp to Major General Patterson and the same year was commis- 
sioned Justice of the Peace by Governor Hancock. He was one of 
the associated officers of the army who founded the Society of the 
Cincinnati. 

In 1794 was appointed by Washington, postmaster of Pittsfield; 
and he lived to be the oldest postmaster in the country. From 
about this time until 1823 he held the office of town clerk, treas- 
urer, selectman, and assessor ; was five years representative in the 
Legislature; in 1807 associate justice and in 1808 chief justice of 
the Court of Sessions; was appointed by Madison, U. S. marshal 
and also principal assessor and collector of revenue, 18th district 
of Massachusetts. 

In 1827 and 1828 was elected member of the Governor's Coun- 
cil ; was one of the building committee of the Congregational 
Church and was always prominent in works for the public good. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 141 

Children : 

i. Maria,^ b. 6 April, 1792; d. at Southampton, 24 Feb., 1860; 
m. 25 May, 1820, Gamaliel Pomeroy, farmer, of South Hamp- 
ton. 

ii. Henrietta, b. 20 Oct. 1793; d. 13 Oct., 1872, unm. 

iii. Harriet De-wet, b. 8 Dec, 1795 ; m. 5 Nov., 1817, Rev. Jon- 
athan Lee, of Otis. " A son is a physician ; a daughter married 
a Congregational minister." 

216. iv. j Joshua Noble, b. 1 April, 1798. 

V. ( Salome, b. with preceding, d. 15 April, 1798. 

vi. Amelia, b. 4 July, 1801 ; d. in Pittsfield 15 Nov., 1874; m. in 
1841 Titus Merriam Roberts, of Pittsfield, b. in Bristol, 1793; 
a hat and fur dealer; d. in Springfield 13 April, 1856. No 
children. 

vi. George Washington, b. 5 May, 1804; m. Sarah Riggs ; re- 
moved to Neosho, Mo. Left no children. 

217. vii. Samuel Adams, b. with preceding, 5 May, 1804. 

viii. Salome Abigail, b. 23 April, 1808 ; m. George William Ste- 
vens, of London. 

ix. Frances Elizabeth, b. 24 Nov., 1810; d. at Minneapolis, 
Minn., 23 Sept., 1893; m. (1) 15 July, 1828, Piatt Theo. 
Burr, M.D., of Paterson, N. J. ; he went to Avoyelles, La., 
and there died; she m. (2) 23 June, 1862, David Goodrich, a 
lumber merchant. New Albany, Ind., son of Rev. Charles 
Goodrich, of Pittsfield, Mass. 

Children of Piatt T. and Frances E. (Danforth) Burr : 

1. Ellen Celeste Burr, b. 14 Aug., 1830 ; d. 9 Feb., 1878 ; 

m. July, 1847, James Smith Jelley, b. Rising Sun, 
Ind.; lawyer; Maj. 83d Ind. Vol. Inf. in War of 
Rebellion. Wounded at battle of Arkansas Post so 
that he was compelled to resign. U. S. commissioner 
at Leavenworth, Kan., in 1865. In 1873 returned 
to Rising Sun ; d. 20 March, 1886. 

2. Frances Elizabeth Burr, b. Aug., 1832; d. July, 1834. 
8. Frances Amelia Burr, b. 26 Nov., 1834 ; m. Francis 

Kellogg Field. 

4. Mary Henrietta Burr, b. 30 Nov., 1836 ; m. Marcus 

Watson Lewis. 

5. Washburn Clinton Burr, b. 4 March, 1838 ; d. 14 Dec, 

1882; m. (1) Caroline Nelson Donaldson; m. (2) 
Alice Ann Kane. 

6. John Danforth Burr, b. 23 Sept., 1839 ; a Baptist min- 

ister ; m. Emma Jane Lods. 

7. Piatt Burr, b. 13 March, 1844. [See Stewart's Hist. 

Montana.] 

Joshua, Western (also given Brookfield). Corporal, Capt. Jonathan Danforth' s 
CO., Col. David Brewer's (9th)regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 
5, 1775 ; service, 3 mos. i days ; also, company return dated Oct. 7, 1775 ; also, Capt 
Danforth's co., Col. Kufus Putnam's (late David Brewer's) 9th regt. ; order for 



142 . DANFOETH GENEALOGY. 

bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Camp at Roxbury, Nov. 14, 1775; 
also, Corporal, Capt. Jonathan Danforth's co., Col, Asa Whitcomb's regt. ; muster roll 
dated Camp at Ticonderoga, Nov. 27, 1776; appointed Jan, 1, 1776; promoted to 
Sergeant Oct. 5, 1776; also, return of men raised to serve in the Continental Army 
from Capt. Joseph Cutler's co,, Col. James Converse's (4th Worcester Co.) regt., 
dated Western, Feb. 20, 1778 ; residence, Western (also given Brookfield) ; engaged 
for town of Western ; joined Capt. Wellington's co.. Col. Wigglesworth's regt. ; 
term, 3 years; also. Private, Capt. Ebenezer Smith's co.. Col. Calvin Smith's regt.; 
Continental Army pay accounts for service from May 15, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779 ; pro- 
moted to Sergeant March 1, 1778 ; reported as serving 9 mos. 15 days as Private, 22 
mos. as Sergeant ; also, Capt. Thomas Willington's co.. Col. Edward Wigglesworth's 
regt.; enlisted May 15, 1777; service, 1 mo. 16 days; roll certified at Boston and 
made up for wages to July 1, 1777, payment of which had been refused by Jonathan 
Trumbull, P. M. G.. at Albany, on account of said Danforth and others not having 
joined regiment before said date ; also, Sergeant, same co. and regt. ; muster roll for 
June, 1778, dated Camp Greenwich; also, same co. and regt.; pay abstract for Oct., 
1778: also, Capt. Ebenezer Smith's co.. Col. Wigglesworth's regt.; muster roll for 
March and April, 1779, dated Providence ; also, Capt. Ebenezer Smith's co., Col. Calvin 
Smith's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to April 
16, 1780 ; promoted to Ensign April 15, 1780 ; also. Lieutenant, Col. Ebenezer Sprout's 
(12th) regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for service from April 15, 1780, to 
Dec. 31, 1780 ; reported as serving 3 mos. 15 days as Ensign, 5 mos. as Lieutenant; 
also. Lieutenant, Col. Ebenezer Sprout's (12th) regt.: list of officers promoted in the 
Continental Army ; said Danforth commissioned April 16, 1780; a^so, Ensign, 12th 
regt. ; certificate dated Boston, July 13, 1780, signed by Lieut. Asa Bullard, stating that 
said Danforth and other officers were in actual service at date of certificate ; also, En- 
sign, (late) Col. Sprout's (12th) regt.; list of officers in actual service dated Jan. 17, 
1781 ; also, Pajmiaster, 2d Mass. regt. ; muster roll of field and stafi' officers for May and 
June, 1783; reported on command at West Point; also. Lieutenant, acting as Pay- 
master, Lieut. Col. Ebenezer Sprout's (2d) regt. ; muster roll of field and stafi" officers 
dated Camp, July 11, 1783; reported on command at West Point; also, same regi- 
ment; returns from July 11, 1783, to Aug. 8, 1783, dated Philadelphia; reported 
acting as Paymaster at West Point ; also, same regt. ; return dated Philadelphia, Aug. 
16, 1783 ; reported acting as Paymaster at New Windsor. 

Joshua, Williamstown. Return of men raised to serve in the Continental Army 
from Capt. Samuel Clark's (2 Williamstown) co. [year not given] ; residence, Wil- 
liamstown ; engaged for Williamstown ; joined Capt. McNeal's co.. Col. Wigsworth's 
(Wigglesworth's) regt. ; term 8 months ; also, Capt. Thomas Willington's co.. Col. 
Wigglesworth's regt. ; muster return [year not given] ; mustered by Trueman Wheler. 

Joshua (Danford). List of men mustered between January 20, 1777, and June 1, 
1778, by Trueman Wheler, muster master for Berkshire Co., ; Capt. Whittenton's 
company ; term 3 years or during the war. 

102. 

"Col." Jonathan' (Jonathan,^ Samuel,* Jo7iathan,' Jo- 
nathan,^ Nicholas^) , was born in Western 2 March, 1761 ; died at 
Georgia, Vt., 19 Jan., 1847-8; married 14 Nov., 1784, Abigail, 



DANFORTH GENEAOLGY. 143 

daughter of David Johnson, of Williamstown, born 6 Aug., 1766, 
died 25 Aug., 1836. As a child he went with his parents to Wil- 
liamstown ; then removed to St. Albans, Vt., and later to Georgia, 
on the Lamoile river, in the same state. Was a soldier of the Revo- 
lution, and received, 1818-1834, a pension of $9Q per anmim. 
Children : 

i. Phebe Maria,^ b. 14 Oct., 1785 ; died of consumption 16 Sept., 
1827 ; m. at her father's house in Georgia, about 1802, Reuben 
"Wood, b. in Bennington, 16 Oct., 1779, died of typhoid fever 
26 June, 1827. 

Children of Reuben and Phebe M. (Danf orth) Wood : 

1. Hannah Wood, b. 12 Dec, 1804 ; m. in 1830, E. White ; 

rem. to Michigan, where both d. in 1836. 

2. Dr. John Danforth Wood, b. 8 Oct., 1806 ; M. D. 

Univ. Vt., 1830 ; d. at Yankton, So. Dak., 20 Oct., 
1887 ; m. 30 May, 1831, Jane Maria MerrUl, b. 10 
Aug., 1811; d. 30 July, 1880. She was a dau. of 
Derrick and Rhoda (Whitney) Merrill. He practised 
medicine many years at Lancaster, Wis. Rem. in 
1872 to Yankton, S. D., buying and selling land, 
loaning money, etc. His daughter, Eleanor Maria 
Wood, b. 3 Ai^ril, 1836 ; m. 4 Sept., 1860, Wm. Pitt 
Dewey, b. 30 July, 1833. He was Asst. Sui-geon 
41 Wis. Vol. Inf., 1864. 

3. Rev. Charles Henry Wood, b. 11 Nov., 1808 ; m. Maria, 

dau. of Capt. Milton N. and Fannie (Stannard) 
Torrey. Preached in Grant co., Wis., 1834-1848. 

4. David Johnson Wood, b. 16 Oct., 1810; d. 1834; m. 

Emilv Gillett of Fairfax, Vt. 

5. Gelia Wood, m. 8 Feb., 1835, Dexter Ward ; d. at St. 

Louis, Mo., 9 Nov., 1894. 

6. Dr. Enos Parher Wood, m. (1) Marion Cleveland ; m. 

(2) Mrs. Voorhies ; d. at Roseville, Cal., 9 Feb., 1889. 

7. Rev. Reuben Richardson Wood, b. 10 Dec, 1819 ; m. 

(1) March 1, 1848, Rebecca Titsworth, who d, 4 
March, 1853; m. (2) her sister, Sarah Ann Tits- 
worth. Capt. 2d Regt. and 53d regt. Wis. V. I., 
mustered out 18 Aug., 1865. Educated for the 
ministry, and preached at Clear Lake, la. 

8. Myron Winslow Wood, b. 1 Nov., 1823; m. (1) Mary 

Love Densmore, b. Tarry town, N. Y. 1819 ; d. Lan- 
caster, Wis., 1862; m. (2) Mrs. Pamelia (Whitney) 
McKee, b. Commerce co., 111., 10 Sept., 1833. He 
was a major in the Civil War. 

9. Edwin Wood, m. Elizabeth Pickett ; rem. to New 

Orleans in 1849 ; d. at Baton Rouge about 1853. 

218. ii. David Johnson, b. 24 Jan., 1788. 

219. iii. Jonathan Reed, b. 3 Jan., 1790. 



144 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

220. iv. Henry Ketes, b. 3 April, 1792. 

221. V. William, b. 27 March, 1794. 

vi. Ltdia Henrietta, b. 22 March, 1796 ; d. 26 Aug., 1833 ; m. at 

St. Johnsbury, Dr. Page of "Waterville, Vt. 

Child of Dr. and Lydia H. (Danforth) Page : 

Adelia H. Page, m. in 1854, Hon. Luke Potter Poland, 
eldest son of Luther and Nancy (Potter) Poland, b. in 
Westford, Vt., 1 Nov., 1815; d. 1 July, 1887. He 
studied law ; was admitted to the bar of Lamoile co., in 
1836. Was elected judge of the Supreme Court in 
1842 and sixteen subsequent years ; resigned in 1865 to 
accept the appointment of U. S. Senator to succeed 
Judge Collamer. As a jurist he was able and dis- 
criminating : by his high sense of justice and courtly 
bearing he gained large influence. 

vii. Clarissa, b. 21 March, 1799 ; d. 26 Aug., 1848 ; m. as his sec- 
ond wife, Curtis WUkinsou. He d. 11 March, 1850. [See 
below, ix.] 

Children of Curtis and Clarissa (Danforth) Wilkinson : 

1. Sarah Louisa Wilkinson, b. 8 Oct., 1830 ; d. 27 March, 

1854; m. Dr. Crouch. 

2. Charlotte Ann Wilkinson, b. 28 March, 1832. 

3. George Curtis Wilkinson, b. 22 Aug., 1834 ; m. 3 Jan., 

1854, Maria P. Bullard ; res. Keeseville, N. Y. 

4. Jonathan DanfoHh Wilkinson, b. 5 March, 1840 ; res. 

Plattsburg, N. Y. 

viii. E. Porter, b. 24 Nov., 1801 ; d. 9 Sept., 1881; m. Paulina 

Kingsbury. 
ix. Abigail Louisa, b. 18 March, 1804; d. 14 Sept., 1827; m. 
Curtis Wilkinson (his first wife). 

Child of Curtis and Abigail L. (Danforth) Wilkinson: 
Maria Porter Wilkinson, b. 2 Aug., 1825. 
X. Charlotte Ann, b. 19 Aug., 1806 ; d. unm. 3 Aug. 1831. 

Jonathan, Jr. Private, Capt. Jonathan Danforth's co., Col. Asa Whitcomb's regt. ; 
muster roll dated Camp at Ticonderoga, Nov. 27, 1776; enlisted Nov. 24, 1775; re- 
ported on furlough by leave of Gen. Gates. 

Jonathan. List of 9 months men mustered by Thomas Newhall, Muster Master 
for Worcester Co. ; Capt. Nye's co., Col. Grout's regt. ; mustered July 2, 1779 ; en- 
gaged for town of Barre ; also, descriptive list of men raised for Continental service 
as returned by Seth Washburn, Superintendent for Worcester Co. ; Capt. Nye's co., 
Col. Grout's regt.; age, 36 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 9 in.; complexion, dark; marched July 
21, 1779. 

Jonathan. Private, Capt. Israel Harris's co., Col. Benjamin Symond's (Berkshire 
Co.) regt.; enlisted Oct. 26, 1780; discharged Oct. 31, 1780; service, 9 days, travel 
included ; company marched to the Northern frontier by order of Gen. Fellows on an 
alarm ; also, Sergeant, Capt. Samuel Sloan's co., Col. Asa Barns's regt. ; entered ser- 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 145 

vice Oct. 11, 1781; service, 14 daj's, 4 days travel allowed in addition; company 
marched from Berkshire Co. by order of Gen. Stark on an alarm at Saratoga. (See 
also 44, 92a and 97a.) 

103. 

CoowiE or CowEE® {Jonathan,^ Sanmel,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ 

Nicholas^), born at Williamstown, 19 Jan., 1776; died there 3 

Aug., 1850; married Clarissa, daughter of Col. Samuel Tyler of 

W., born 1783, died 28 June, 1858. He was a farmer and butcher. 

Children : 

i. AcHSA,'' m. Harry Dunuing, of Pownal, Vt. 

ii. Jonathan, b. 1803 ; d. at Eussell, 0., 1879 ; removed to the 

Black River country ; m. ; after years sent invitation to his 

brother William to attend his golden wedding. Visits were 

exchanged later. 
iii. Marshall ; also removed to the Black River country, 
iv. Samuel, m. (1) Cynthia CrandaU ; m. (2) Almira Temple. He 

d. about 1881. 
Children : 

1. Tyler,' h. 1830 ; m. (1) Ellen Sherman ; m. (2) Harriet 

Smith ; he is a manufacturer in Williamstown ; served 
in the war of the RebelHon. 
Children : 

(1) Blanche.' 

(2) Cynthia, m. Marshall Clifford Danforth. 

2. Amanda, b. 1839 ; m. Henry Temple, of Watertown. 

Had a son who went West, but returned and took his 
father's farm. The widow res. in Pownal, Vt. 

3. David, b. 1833 ; m. Harriet Jepson; d. 1875. 

V. William, b. 1810 ; d. 17 Dec, 1885 ; m. (1) Betsey Kimball, of 
Williamstown; m. (2) Eliza Sanders, of same place. 
Children : 

1. Mary,' b. 1838 ; d. unm. 1860. 

2. Henry Erving, b. 1843 ; d. 24 Nov., 1883 ; m. Mary 

Allen of W. 
Child : 
Stella.' 

3. Marshall Clifford, b. 1845; d. 6 Nov., 1883; m. 

Cynthia, dau. of his cousin Tyler Danforth. 

vi. James, m. ; had daus. Ruth and Jane. 

vii. Clarissa, b. 1819 ; d. 20 Sept., 1845 ; m. Rev. Geo. R. Entee 
(Williams Coll. 1842). 

viii. Ambrose, b. 1822 ; Will. Coll. 1844 ; Pittsfield Med. Sch. 1847. 
Settled in Tennessee : was surgeon in Union Army in War of 
the RebelHon. Family, — particulars wanting. 

ix. Milton, d. unm. 



146 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 



104. 



Keyes' {Jonathan^^ Samuel,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ NicJio- 
Zas'), born at Williamstown, 6 June, 1778; died there 6 Oct., 
1851 ; married in 1800, Mary, daughter of Ephraim Bushnell, of 
Saybrook, Conn., born 28 Sept., 1784, died 27 Jan., 1867. He 
was for three years county commissioner ; represented his district 
in the Legislature several years ; was widely known and esteemed 
for his sound judgment and firmness of purpose. Of his children 
three sons were lawyers and the four sisters all married men of the 
same profession. 
Children : 

223. i. Charles,'' b. 5 Feb., 1804. 

ii. Ephraim Bushnell, b. 11 June, 1806 ; d. 17 Aug., 1853; m., 
4 Sept., 1837, Elizabeth Pingry Foster, b. 22 June, 1816. No 
children. 

224. iii. George, b. 24 July, 1808. 

iv. Mary Bushnell, b. 31 Aug., 1811 ; cL at Washington, D. C, 
27 Jan., 1893 ; m. Dec. 1838, Hon. Abram B. Olin, b. Dec, 
1810; Williams Coll. 1835; member Congress from Ren- 
sellaer district four terms ; dm-ing the war for the Union chair- 
man of Com. on the Conduct of the War ; judge of Supreme 
Court of District of Columbia tUl he was 70 years of age. He 
d. at Washington, but was buried at WiUiamstown. No child- 
ren. 

V. Hannah Maria, b. 20 Oct., 1815 ; m, Feb., 1841, Hon. Joseph 
White, b. at Charlemout, 18 Nov., 1811 ; Williams Coll. 1836 ; 
tutor there 1839-40 ; studied law in Troy, N. Y., with Hon. 
Martin I. Townsend, M.C.; partner of Mr. Olin until 1848 ; 
Bupt. Mass. Mills, Lowell; state senator 1856; Bank Com- 
missioner under Gov. Banks ; Sec. Board of Education ; trea- 
surer and secretary Williams Coll. and trustee many years ; d. 
21 Nov., 1890. 

vi. Harriet Newell, b. 14 April, 1818 ; d. 30 April, 1859 ; m. 
8 Aug., 1844, Col. George Huntington Browne, of Providence, 
R. I., son of Elisha and Phebe (Bowditch) Browne, b. at Glou- 
cester, R. I., 6 Jan., 1818 ; d. at Providence, 26 Sept., 1885 ; 
Brown Univ. 1840 ; read law with Hon. Samuel Y. Atwell ; 
was admitted to the bar in 1843 ; had extensive practice. 
Member State Assembly 1842 and 1859 ; member 37th Con- 
gress, U. S. ; U. S. District Attorney 1853-1860; delegate to 
Democratic Convention at Charleston, S. C, 1860; Colonel 
12th Regt. R. I. Vol. Inf. ; State Senator 1872 ; elected Chief 
Justice Supreme Court of R. I., but ill health forbade his 
acceptance. 

Children of George H. and Harriet H. (Danforth) Browne : 

1. Keyes Danforth Browne, b. 14 Dec, 1846; m. 30 July, 

1876, at Ogden, U., Bertha, dau. of Samuel and 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 147 

Catherine (Thomas) Burt, b. at Lynne, U., 26 July, 
1856. 

2. ChadElisha Brow7ie, b. 21 Oct., 1845 ; d. 7 Oct., 1850. 

3. Mary Bushnell Browne, b. 27 Oct., 1850 ; m. in Aug., 

1870, Jacob Maus Schermerhorn, of Syracuse, N. 
Y., some time treas. of Terra Cotta Co. of Ravens- 
wood, L. I. 

225. vii. Ketes, Junior, b. 11 Jan., 1822. 

viii. Helen Augusta, b. 30 Aug., 1828 ; m. in Sept., 1855, Asahel 
C. Geer, of Troy, N. Y., lawyer ; collector of Reus, district 
under Pres. Lincoln ; sec. W. A. Wood Mowing and Reaping 
Machine Co., &c. [See Am. Monthly Mag., Nov., 1893.] 
Children of Asahel C. and Helen A. (Dan forth) Geer : 

1. Walter Geer, b. 19 Aug., 1857; Williams Coll. 1878; 

president Terra Cotta Co., Ravenswood, L. I. ; m. 26 
Sept., 1883, Mary, dau. of Alonzo B. Potter, of N. 
Y. City. 

2. DanfoHh Geer, b. 25 May, 1859 ; Wms. Coll. 1879 ; 

m. 6 June, 1888, Amy, dau. of Willard Gay, of Troy, 
N. Y., b. 9 Feb., 1861. Ass. sec. Wood Machine Co. 
Ch.: 

(1) Danforth Geer, Jr., b. 12 April, 1889. 

(2) Augusta Danforth Geer, b. 5 Dec, 1892. 

105. 

William Woodward® {Jonathan,^ 8amuel,* Jonathan,^ Jo- 
nathan,^ NicJiolas^), born 13 June, 1787; farmer; lived and died 
at Sodus, N. Y. He married Cynthia Noble. 
Children : 

i. Erastus Noble,'^ b. 6 Nov., 1811 ; imm. 
ii. Homer, b. 10 Oct., 1813 ; m. ; no children, 
iii. Julia Ann, b. 25 May, 1815. 

iv. (Maria, K|. before 1823. 

V. ( George, j 

vi. Fanny, b. 8 July, 1823. 

vii. Harriet M., b. 15 June, 1825. 

viii. Emily B., b. 15 March, 1829. 

106. 

Jacob® {Jacob,^ Jacob,* Joyiathan,^ Jonathan,^ Nicholas^), 
born in Billerica, 17 Aug., 1746; removed to Hollis, N. H. ; 
"enlisted in Capt. J. Stickney's co. and served at Bunker Hill " ; 
enlisted June 28, 1780, and "served 6 months in Continental 
Army." Mustered by Maj. Wm. Scott. [N. H. Rev. Rolls]. 

He married 13 Jan., 1768, Anna, daughter of John and Rebecca 
Connella, born at Woburn. 



148 DAKFOETH GENEALOGY. 

Children : 
i. Jacob,^ b. 20 March, 1769. 
ii. Timothy, b. 2 June, 1771. 
iii. Anna, b. 9 March, 1773. 

Jacob, Hollis (also given Wilmington). Private, Capt. Jonathan Stickney's co., 
Col. Ebenezer Bridge's (27th) regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 
25, 1775; service, 3 mos. 14r days; also, company return dated Cambridge, Sept. 25, 
1775 ; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Cambridge, Nov. 
16, 1775 ; also, list of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for Suffolk 
Co., dated Boston, April 27, 1777 ; Capt. Bancroft's co., Col. Jackson's regt. ; term, 3 
years ; also, Private, Capt. Ebenezer Cleavland's co.. Col. Michael Jackson's regt. 
Continental Army pay accounts for service from Feb. 15, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779 
residence, Hollis (also given Wilmington) ; credited to town of Wilmington ; also 
Major's co., Col. Michael Jackson's regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for service 
from Jan. 1, 1780, to Feb. 12, 1780. [See also Appendix.] 



107. 

Jesse* (Jacob,^ Jacob,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,'^ Nicholas^), 
born at Billerica, 26 May, 1748; married 9 Feb., 1769, Hulda 
Hosmer. Served at Bunlcer Hill* in company with his brother Jacob. 

* Jesse (also given Jezaniah), BiUerica (also given Templeton). Capt. Solomon 
Pollard's (Billerica) co. ; list of men in camp at Cambridge dated May 1, 1775 ; also, 
Private, Capt. Jonathan Stickney's co., Col. Ebenezer Bridge's (27th) regt. ; muster 
roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted May 2, 1775 ; service, 3 mos. 7 days ; also, company 
return dated Cambridge, Sept. 25, 1775 ; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent 
in money dated Cambridge, Nov. 16, 1775 ; also, return of men engaged for Conti- 
nental service from Capt. Edward Farmer's co., 7th Middlesex Co. regt., dated Feb. 
16,1778; residence, Billerica ; engaged for town of Billerica; joined Capt. Danforth's 
CO., Col. Nixon's regt.; term, during war; also, Private, 7th co.. Col. Thomas Nixon's 
regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from April 7, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779 ; 
also, Capt. Elijah Danforth's co., Col. Nixon's regt. ; return of men in camp on or 
before Aug. 15, 1777, certified in Camp near Peekskill, Feb. 16, 1779 ; also, Lieut. Col. 
Calvin Smith's co., Col. Thomas Nixon's (5th) regt.; muster roll for May, 1779, dated 
Highlands ; reported tending the sick in general hospital ; also, Lieut. Col. Smith's 
CO., 6th regt. ; return for bounty due men who enlisted to serve during the war prior 
to Jan. 1, 1779, dated Highlands, Aug. 7, 1779 ; also, receipt for money signed by said 
Danforth, dated Camp Bedford, Sept. 29, 1779 ; also. Private, Lieut. Col. Smith's co.. 
Col. Nixon's (6th) regt.; pay abstracts for Aug.-Oct., 1779 ; also, Lieut. Col. Daniel 
Whiting's co.. Col. Nixon's (6th) regt. ; pay abstracts for Nov. and Dec, 1779, dated 
Soldier's fortune; also, Lieut. Colonel's co., Col. Nixon's regt.; return for clothing 
for the year 1780, dated Peekskill, Dec. 6, 1779; also, Lieut. Colonel's co.. Col. 
Nixon's regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 
31, 1780 ; reported invalided ; also, Capt. Abel Holden's (Light Infantry) co., 6th 
regt.; receipt for clothing dated July 8, 1780 ; also, Lieut. Col. Daniel Whiting's co., 
Col. Nixon's regt. ; pay abstracts for Jan.-Sept., 1780 ; also, Capt. Moses McFarland's 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 149 

108. 

David® (David, ^ Jacob,'* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,'^ Nicholas^), 
born in Billerica, 26 Nov., 1752 ; died 4 July, 1827 ; mari-ied Eliza- 
beth Pierce, of Hillsboro, N. H. (sister of Gov. Benjamin Pierce, 
the father of President Franklin Pierce), she died 6 July, 1817. 

He was a farmer and blacksmith. Resided first at Chelmsford, 
where his children were born; then removed to Amherst, N. H., be- 
fore 1788, and carried on a farm at the place called Danforth's Cor- 
ners, where there is now a railroad station. In 1795 he bought the 
tavern there. Was a member of the board of selectmen. 

David, Chelmsford. Private, Capt. Oliver Barron's co., Col. David Greene's regt., 
which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 4 days; a^^o, Capt. John 
Ford's CO. of volunteers, Col. Jonathan Reed's regt.; enlisted Sept. 27, 1777; dis- 
charged Nov. 8, 1777 ; service, 43 days ; company marched Sept. 30, 1777, to rein- 
force Northern army. 

Children : 

Jesse,'^ b. at Chelmsforrl. 27 Aug., 1776. 
Timothy, b. 2 April, 1778. 
Benjamix Piercp:, b. 22 Feb., 1780. 
Elizabeth, b. 21 Feb., 1782. 
David, b. 11 May, 1784. 

Susan, m. Eugene Hutchinson, of Milford, N. H. 
Children of Eugene and Susan (Danforth) Hutchinson : 

1. Eugene Hutchinson. 

2. Susan Hutchinson. 

3. Eliza Hutchinson. 

vii. Rebecca, m. Benjamin Kendrick. 

Children of Benjamin and Rebecca (Danforth) Kendrick : 
1. John Kendrick, (\. young. 
1. John Kendricli, m. Clara Bussey. 

3. Benjamin Kendriclc, m. Mary Gilson. 

4. Sopliia Kendrick, m. George Cushing, of Brooklyn, N. Y. 

5. Rufns Kendrick, m. Nancy Farnham. 

6. Frank Kendrick, d. young. 

7. Rachel Antoinette Kendrick, m. (1) Benjamin Franklin 

Danforth; m. (2) M. Noyes. 

8. Sarah P. Kendrick, b. in Amherst, N. H., 1830; m. (1) 

26 Oct., 1849, Willard Danforth, b. at Waltham in 1827 ; 

corps of invalids stationed at Boston; pay abstracts for Oct.-Dec, 1780; also, de- 
scriptiA'e list of enlisted men dated Jan. 11, 1781 ; Lieut. Col. Whiting's (also given 
Capt. Pike's) co., Col. Thomas Nixon's regt.; age, 32 (also given 31) yrs. ; stature, 5 
ft. 6 in. ; complextion, light ; hair, light ; occupation, cabinet maker : residence, 
Billerica ; enlisted in 1777, by Capt. Danforth ; enlistment, during war ; reported 
transferred to corps of invalids at Boston Jan. 1, 1781. 



226. 




227. 


ii. 


228. 


iii, 




iv. 


228a, 


. V. 




vi. 



150 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

d. at Amherst, N. H., 28 March, 1859 ; she m. (2) Dr. 
Emery Clark. 
9. Henry Kendrick, m. Sarah L. Phimmer. 

109. 

Solomon® (David,^ Jacob,* Jonathan^ , Jonathan,^ Hicholas^^ , 
born in Billerica, 12 Jan. 1756 ; died at Merrimack, N. H., 31 May, 
1833; married 29 March, 1781, Sarah Cummings, born 28 July, 
1764, she died 9 Jan., 1842. 

He was a private in Lieut. Benj. Bower's Co., that marched from 
Merrimack to Ticonderoga, June 30, 1777 ; and in Capt. James 
Ford's Co., of Moses Nicholas's regt., raised for more permanent 
service 20 July, 1777. [N. H. Rev. Rolls.] 
Children : 

229. i. Solomon,' b. 27 March, 1782. 

ii. Sarah, b. 20 March, 1784; d. at Merrimack, N. H., 26 July, 
1860 ; m. 13 Sept., 1803, Daniel Chandler, of Merrimack b. 4, 
March, 1777, d. 25 March, 1849. 

Children of Daniel and Sarah (Danforth) Chandler : 

1. Fanny Chandler, b. at Merrimack, 15 Dec, 1803 ; d. 

at Haverhill, 26 Nov., 1848. 

2. Susan Osgood Chandler, b. 11 Sept., 1805; d. at Ash- 

burnham, 24 Aug., 1877. 
' 3. Solomon D. Chandler, b. 29 July, 1807 ; d. at Portland, 

Me., 29 April, 1854. 

4. Abigail B. Chandler, b. 18 Feb., 1809 ; m. 7 July, 1836, 

at Lowell, Charles Follansbee. 

5. Richard B. Chandler, b. 16 May, 1811; d. at Lowell, 

23 Aug., 1835. 

6. Eliza Ann Chandler, b. 22 July, 1813 ; d. 7 Jan., 1835. 

7. \_Myrta'] Chandler, b. 31 Aug., 1815. 

8. Daniel Hiram Chandler, b. 17 April, 1818 ; m. 19 Dec, 

1841, Mary Ann Moulton. 

9. Leafy D. Chandler, b. 24 March, 1820 ; d. 14 July, 

1845. 

10. Samuel Chandler, b. 7 May, 1822 ; d. at Nashua, N. H., 

15 Dec, 1851. 

11. Susan W. Chandler, b. 3 July, 1824. 

12. Laura J. Chandler, b. 7 Jan., 1827. 

280. iii. Simeon Cummings, b. 31 March, 1786. 

iv. Mary, b. 17 Sept., 1788 ; d. at Merrimack, 23 Nov., 1860; m. 
23 Dec, 1813, Wm. McCluer, b. 9 July, 1786, d. 12 April, 
1876. 

Children of William and Mary (Danforth) McCluer : 

1. Charles E. McCluer, b. 27 Oct., 1814; m. Lucinda 
Shattuck. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 151 

2. Rufus McGluer, b. 6 Feb., 1817 ; d. 24 Jan., 1818. 

3. Mary McChier, b. 7 Jan., 1819. 

4. Newton McCluer, b. 7 Jan., 1823; m. Hepzibah C. 

Swain. 

5. George McCluer, b. 26 June, 1826 ; m. Nancy W. Stin- 

80 n. 

231. V. Rufus, b. 25 Feb., 1791. 

vi. Lephe [Relief], b. 21 March, 1793; d. imm., 19 Sept., 1814. 
vii. Joanna, b. 21 March, 1793, twin with preceding; d. at Haver- 
hill, Mass., 21 Sept., 1851 ; m. 13 Oct., 1811, Caleb Wood- 
ward, of Haverhill, b. 14 Jan., 1792, d. 28 July, 1877. 
Children of Caleb and Joanna (Danforth) Woodward: 

1. Mary Ann Woodward, b. 1814, d. 25 Nov., 1871 ; m. 

James A. Bartlett ; he d. 27 Aug., 1864. 

2. Eliza Woodward, b. 30 Jan., 1824. 

3. Charles D. Woodward, b. \ 9 Aug., 1826 ; m. 26 Oct., 

1851, Melissa Chase, b. 20 Dec, 1832. 

4. George W. Woodward, b. 16 Oct., 1828. 

viii. AsENATH, b. 18 Feb., 1796 ; d. 3 May, 1858 ; m. 27 Dec, 1817, 
Oliver, son of Oliver and Abigail (Nourse) Spaulding, b. 23 
May, 1791, d. 30 Aug., 1875. 

Children of Oliver and Asenath (Danforth) Spaulding : 

1. Abigail Nourse Spaulding, b. 15 Dec, 1819 ; m. 1 Sept., 

1846, Wm. J. Parker, b. 10 Nov., 1822. 

2. John Lund Spaidding, b. 19 Jan., 1821; d. 24 Dec, 

1883 ; m. 16 March, 1846, Sarah Sawin Barrett Bow- 
ers, b. 4 July, 1820. 
8. Hosea Ballou Spaulding, b. 22 Oct., 1824 ; m. 10 June, 

1847, Dorcas Marshall, b. at Tunbridge, Vt., 5 Dec, 
1820 ; res. Nashua, N. H. 

4. Oliver Perry Spaulding, b. 11 Jan., 1828 ; d. youno-. 

ix. Hannah, b. 20 July, 1798 ; d. 29 Sept., 1868 ; m. 2 Dec, 1821, 
Hermon, son of John and Rhoda (Shed) Rogers, b. at Billerica, 
26 June, 1792 ; rem. to Amesbury, where he d. 17 Oct., 1878. 
Children of Hermon and Hannah (Danforth) Rogers : 

1. Hannah Prince Rogers, b. 18 Dec, 1822; ra. 1 June, 

1847, Samuel S. Blodgett, of Amesbury. 

2. Francis Danforth Rogers, b. 7 Jan., 1826 ; res. Nashua, 

N. H. 

3. Johii FredericTc Rogers, b. 29 Nov., 1829 ; a merchant 

in Boston (Sheldon and Rogers) ; d. 19 Sept., 1896 ; 
m. (1) Amanda L. Sheldon ; m. (2) Frances L. 
Emery. 

X. Dorcas, b. 23 July, 1801 ; d. 2 June, 1832 ; m. 26 Aug., 1824, 
Nathan Parker, of Merrimack. 

Children of Nathan and Dorcas (Danforth) Parker: 

1. Sophronia Parker, b. 24 Dec, 1827; m, 6 Apri], 1854, 



152 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

John Huntington, of Francestown, N. H. ; she d. 19 
Oct., 1901. Ch. : 

E. P, Huntington, res. Nashua, N. H. 
2. Mary Danforth Parker, b. 12 Nov., 1829 ; m. Charles 
E. Merrill ; d. 31 May, 1901. Res. Nashua, N. H. 

xi. Sophia, b. 7 June, 1803 ; d. 16 Sept., 1842 ; m. 6 May, 1821 
(his second wife) Ephraim Elliot Lake, b. Haverhill, 5 Sept., 
1790, d. 14 Sept., 1862. 

Children of Ephraim E. and Sophia (Danforth) Lake: 

1. Edwin Hill Lake, b. 5 Oct., 1822 ; ra. 12 March, 1824, 

Jane, dau. of Abel Abbot of Stoughton, b. 12 March, 
1824, d. Sept., 1863. He was a Universalist minister ; 
went South before the War; d. at Richmond, Va., 
22 Sept., 1862. 

2. Joseph Henry Lake, b. 14 July, 1824 ; d. 3 Jan., 1897 ; 

m. Jane Maria McCrillis, of Skowhegan, Me. 

3. Samuel Lake, b. 1826, d. 1827. 

4. George Woodward Lake, b. 8 April, 1828 ; d. in Boston, 

18 Feb., 1896; m. (1) Hilda ; m. (2) Alice 

Eliza Hawkins. 

5. Sarah J.ake, b. 16 May, 1832 ; d. 1834. 
Two other children d. in infancy. 

xii. SoPHRONiA, b. 10 May, 1807; d. 28 Dec, 1880; m. 24 Jan., 
1833, Walter Reed, of Merrimack, b. 1 April [1807], d. 26 
Aug., 1881. 

Children of Walter and Sophronia (Danforth) Reed : 

1. Walter S. Reed, b. 28 Dec, 1834; m. 9 July, 1859, 

Amanda B. Clough, b. 6 Dec, 1843. 

2. Mary A. Reed, b. 1837, d. 1838. 

3. Eliza A. Reed, b. 14 June, 1840; m. 20 Nov., 1866, 

James L. Burgess, b. Brookline, N. H., 30 Dec, 1838. 

4. Charles Reed, b. 20 Nov., 1843. 

5 Harriet Reed, b. 4 April, 1847 ; m. Henry A. Lawrence, 
b. 21 July, 1845. 

110. 

Capt. William® {David^^ Jacob,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ 
JSTicholas^ ) , born at Billerica, 31 July, 1757; died at London- 
deny, N. H., 21 July, 1804; married first, 10 Nov., 1779, Lucy, 
daughter of Edward and Abigail (Prince) Pollard, born in Billerica, 
18 June, 1761 ; died at Derry, N. H., 25 Dec, 1801. He married 
second, 9 May, 1802, Sarah Smith, who survived him and married 
second, 20 Jan. , 1807 , Walter Cheney. " He was in Bunker Hill " * 

* William, Billerica. Drummer, Capt. JohiiHarnden's co., Col. Ebenezer Bridges' 
(27th) regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 1, 1775; service, 3 mos., 
8 days; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775] ; also, order for bounty coat or its 



DANFOETH GENEALOGY. 153 

battle ; was wounded in the shoulder ; continued in service till Dec. 
following'. He was a blacksmith ; resided in Londonderry, N. H. 
With wife Sarah sold half the homestead of Andrew Smith, late of 
Ipswich, 10 Sept., 1802. 

The inventory of the estate of Capt. William Dan forth, late of London- 
derry, was taken 20 and 24 Aug., 1804, on petition of his daughter Liicy. 
The oldest son, Simeon, took the real estate at the appraisal, promising to 
pay certain smns to the other heirs, viz. : Lucy, Patty, Orpha, Abigail, 
Sally Pollard and William, and Mood}^ Morse was appointed guardian to all 
these except Lucy. The widow's dower was set off in December. 

Children : 

i. LucY,^ b. 16 Oct., 1780; d. at Salem, N. H., 1860; m. (1) 20 
Jan., 1807, Daniel Warner, of Derry ; m. (2) Joseph Gregg, b. 
22 Julv, 1779, d. 14 Dec, 1853. Ch. Lucy D. Gregg, d. 16 
Feb., i816, unm. 
232. ii. SniEON, b. 2 Dec, 1783, 

iii. Patty, b. 26 April, 1785; died at Derry, 1812; m. Joshua 
Clark, a farmer, of Derry. 

Child of Joshua and Patty (Danforth) Clark : 

William Danforth Clarh, b. 8 July, 1810; d. 14 Dec, 
1882 ; m. m 1830, Almira E. Dodge, b. 27 Nov., 1814 ; 
12 children, 11 of whom married. 

iv. Orpha, b. 2 Jan., 1789 ; m. 18 March, 1815, Oliver Lund, of 

Dunstable. 
V. Abigail Prince, b. 25 March, 1791; m. (1) 23 April 1812, 

David Reed, of Bedford, b. 19 May, 1787 ; m. (2) Christopher 

Page, of Boxboro. 

equivalent in money dated Dec. 28, 1775 ; also, list of men who received money from 
the public treasury for losses at battles of Lexington and Bunker Hill ; amounts 
allowed in Council, June 13, 1776; also, Corporal, Capt. John Minot's co., Col. Josiah 
Whitney's regt. ; arrived at Rhode Island May 10, 1777; discharged July 9, 1777; 
service, 2 mos., 8 days, travel included ; roll dated Warwick Neck ; also, private, 
Capt. Edward Farmer's co.. Col. Jonathan Reed's regt. ; enlisted Sept. 29, 1777 ; dis- 
charged Nov. 8, 1777; service, 41 days; company marched to reinforce Northern 
army ; also, Capt. Edward Farmer's co.. Col. Jacob Gerrish's regt. of guards ; enlisted 
Feb. 20, 1778; service to May 20, 1778, 3 mo-:, at Bunker Hill; also, Capt. Joseph 
Bradley Varnum's co.. Col. Mcintosh's regt.. Gen. Lovel's brigade; engaged July 29, 
1778 ; discharged Sept. 11, 1778 ; service, 1 mo,, 18 days, travel included, on expedi- 
tion to Rhode Island; company detached to join Continental Army; roll dated Dra- 
cut; aZso, Capt. Moses Barnes's CO., Lieut. Col. Samuel Peirce's regt.; enlisted May 
17, 1779; service to July 1, 1779, 1 mo., 14 days, at Rhode Island; enlistment, 2 
months; also, Capt. Solomon Pollard's co.. Col. Samuel Denny's regt.; enlisted Oct. 
23, 1779 ; discharged Dee. 4, 1779 ; service, 1 mo., 12 days, travel included ; company 
detached to march to Claverack and join the Continental Army for 3 months ; also, 
Capt. Amos Foster's co., Col. Cyprian How's regt. ; enlisted July 28, 1780 ; discharged 
Oct. 30, 1780; service, 3 mos., 8 days, travel included, at Rhode Island; company 
detached from 7th Middlesex Co. regt. to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months. 



154 DANTORTH GENEALOGY. 

Children of David and Abigail P. (Danforth) Reed : 

1. Ahigail Reed, b. 6 Feb., 1813. 

2. Hannah Raymond Reed, b. 14 Jan., 1823. 

vi. Sara-H (Sally) Pollard, b. 1 Dec, 1795 ; m. (1) April, 1817, 
William Reed, of Bedford; m. (2) Eliab B. Lane, of Bedford, 
b. 21 June, 1780 ; d. 9 Jan., 1853. 

Children of William and Sarah P. (Danforth) Reed : 

1. William Danforth Reed, b. 16 Dec., 1817. 

2. David Reed, b. 18 June, 1819. 

3. Lucy Pollard Reed, b. 25 Nov., 1821 ; m. Hart- 

well. 

vii. Mary, m. Clark ; eh. William Danforth Clark. 

233. viii. William, b. 7 Feb.,;,1799. 

111. 

Asa* (David,^ Jacob,"^ Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ JVicholas^), born 
in Billerica, 15 Dec, 1759; married 14 March, 1781, Abigail, 
daughter of Edward and Abigail (Prince) Pollard, born 1 Sept., 
1757. Residence Billerica. 

He enlisted* in Col. Win. Prescott's regt. and v^^as in the battle 
of Bunker Hill, as were his cousins Jacob and Jesse and other rela- 
tives. 

The widow Abigail died about 1783 ; administration of her estate 
was granted 10 June, 1783, to Ephraim Playward (signature) ; 
consent was given 4 March, 1783-4, by her daughter Abigail, wife 
of Abel Fox, of Billerica ; the latter died at about the same time and 
both estates were appraised the same day and reported upon the same 
paper. Asa and Francis, "sons of Asa and Abigail Danforth, de- 
ceased," requested the appointment of Jonas Gleason as their guar- 
dian, May 29, 1800. 
Children : 
i. Asa,'' b. in Billerica, 24 Aug., 1781 ; living in 1800. 
ii. Francis, b. in Billerica, 15 June, 1783; d. 31 Oct., 1806; m. 
Abigail — , who survived him and m. (2) Jonas Gleason ; on the 
death of her son, Francis Danforth, Jr., administration was 
granted 14 Nov., 1806, to Jonathan P. Pollard, the mother waiv- 
ing her right. 

112. 

Capt. Jacob® (David,^ Jacob,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ Nicho- 
las^), born at Billerica, 27 Feb., 1766; died at Amherst, N. H., 

* Asa, Billerica. Private, Capt. Joseph Moor's co., Col. William Prescott's regt. ; 
muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted April 28, 1775 ; service, 3 mos. 5 days ; also, 
company return dated Oct. 6, 1775 ; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in 
money dated Camp at Cambridge, Dec. 29, 1775. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 155 

15 Nov., 1851 ; married first, 16 April, 1787, Mehetabel Lovekin, 
born in 1767, died 24 Feb., 1804. He married second, Rebecca 
Fassett, bqrn in 1778, died 2 Oct., 1810; and he married third, 
Mrs. Lydia (Farrar) Adams. 'He settled in Jaffrey, N. H. ; his 
house was destroyed by fire in 1816, and he removed to Amherst. 
Children : 

i. Oliver,'' b. at Chelmsford, 22 June, 1788 ; unm. 

ii. William, b. 10 Aug., 1790; d. 14 June, 1836; was a stage 

driver ; removed to Groton, Mass. 
iii. Kimball, b. 14 A23ril, 1792; bought land in Groton in 1819; 

m. Triphena F. , who signed a deed of land with him in 

1825. 
Child : 

Martha T.,^ " married Amasa E. Sanderson, a native of 
Littleton, N. H." 

iv. Polly, b. 16 Dec, 1794; d. 28 July, 1795. 
V. Emily, b. 11 Nov., 1795 ; m. 4 Dec, 1821, John Chase, of Gro- 
ton. 

234. vi. David, b. 15 Aug., 1798. 

vii. Orpha, b. 31 Oct., 1800; unm. 

235. viii. George, b. 30 April, 1807. 
ix. Mary Ann, b. in 1808. 

X. Jacob, b. in 1810; d. 17 July, 1839. 

113. 

John® (David,^ Jacob,'^ Jonathan,^ Jonathan,"^ N'icholas^), 
born at Billerica, 27 Oct., 1768; died in March, 1813; married 
Elizabeth, daughter of Col. Wm. Gregg, "of Revolutionary fame," 
born in June, 1756, died 6 June, 1810. He settled in Dorchester, 
N. H. 

Children : 

i. David,^ b. 24 June, 1790. 

ii. Fanny, b. at Londonderry, N. H., 12 March, 1792 ; m. 15 March, 
1816, William Ball, b. Hebron, N. H., 23 Aug., 1792 ; d. in 
Grand Rapids, Mich., 17 Oct., 1871 ; she d. there 26 Aug., 
1881. 

Children of William and Fauny (Dauforth) Ball : 

1. Eben Morris Ball, b. at Hebron, 1 April, 1817 ; d. 30 

Jan., 1892 ; m. 25 Sept., 1879, Sarah M., dau. of 
David and Sophia (Dickinson) Stillson. 

2. Betsey Ann Ball, b. 4 July, 1821 ; d. 23 Oct., 1823. 

3. Rev. Jasper Newton Ball, b. 19 April, 1826; d. 6 June, 

1870; m. (1) July, 1853, Caroline Ward Smith, b. 
Chatham, N. H., 18 Feb., 1831, d. Oconto, Wis., 13 
Dec, 1863 ; he m. (2) 2 Oct.. 1865, Martha Haines. 
He grad. Dart. Coll. 1849 ; ord. and went as mis- 



156 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

sionary to Turkey in 1853 ; served at Caesarea and 
Yozgat ; ret. to this country ou account of wife's fail- 
ing health and here continued his ministerial labors. 
Children : 

(1) Fanny Danforth Ball, b. at Caesarea 29 

Oct., 1857. 

(2) Louisa Jewett Ball, b. at Yozgat 10 Dec, 

1858. 

(3) Carrie Josephine Ball, b. at Adrianople 30 

Aug., 1866 ; m. Franldin Edwards. 

(4) William Dearborn Ball, b. at Adrianople 6 

Feb., 1868, an electrical engineer, Chi- 
cago, 111. 

iii. Elizabeth Nesmith, b. in Londonderry, 20 Oct., 1793 ; d. 9 
March, 1859 ; m. 9 April, 1819, Azel Washburn, b. at Lyme, 
N. H., 28 Sept., 1791 ; d. at Elyria, O., 3 Dec, 1867 ; son of 
Lebbeus and Mary (Sloane) Washburn; was a farmer, "in- 
tellectual and scholarly." 

Children of Azel and Elizabeth N. (Danforth) Washburn : 

1. Azel Danforth Washburn, b. Hanover, N. H., 31 May, 

1820 ; d. at Camden, O., 10 Feb., 1842. 

2. Hon. George Gregq Washburn, b. Orange, N. H., 24 

Nov., 1821; d. Elyria, O., June, 1898; m. (1) 16 
Feb., 1844, L. Melissa Hill, b. Clarkson, N. Y., 17 
Feb., 1823, d. 12 Aug., 1855; m. (2) in 1856, Mrs. 
Sarah N. Oatman. Grad. Oberlin Coll. ; studied 
law ; was editor and propr. of Elyria Courier 42 
years ; sec. of military committee during the war ; 
one of the founders and 6 years one of the managers 
of the Ohio State Reformatory. 
Children : 

(1) Celia Georgiana Washburn, b. 18 July, 1848; 

m. 18 Aug, 1875, H. L. Lathrop. 

(2) Alice Eva Washburn, b. 22 Oct., 1852; 

m. 30 April, 1879, John Martin Vincent ; 
she d. 21 Aug.. 1888. 

3. Frederick Smith Washburn, b. at Orange, N. H., 21 June, 

1823 ; d. at Waterloo, la., 16 June,l863 ; m. 12 Aug., 
1846, Harriet, dau. of Samuel and Laura B. (Kellogg) 
Spofford, b. at Ferrisburg, Vt., 12 March, 1825. He 
enlisted in the 9th Iowa V. I. ; was chosen captain ; 
commanded the regiment at the storming of Vicks- 
burg and was mortally wounded ; was brevetted brig- 
adier general for conspicuous bravery, but died at his 
home in Iowa within a month. 
Children : 

(1) Florence Edwina Washburn, b. at Camden, 
O., 25 July, 1848. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 157 

(2) William Elgin Washburn, b, 27 Sept., 1851. 
(3), (4) and (5) died young. 
(6) Frederick Francis, b. 11 Oct., 1861. 
4. Frances Elizabeth Washhim, b. 27 April, 1827; d. 31 
May, 1852. 

iv. Maky Gregg, b. 28 Nov., 1795. 

V. William, b. 23 May, 1798. 

vi. Joanna Reed, b. 10 March, 1800 ; d. 24 Jan., 1891 ; m. at Graf- 
ton, N. H., 24 Jan., 1825, Josiah Rhoades Holden, b. 22 Feb., 
1797, d. at Grand Rapids, Mich., 18 Slarch, 1887. 

IMrs. Holden was a member of the Michigan Equal Suffrage 
Association, an active helper in the Congregational church, an 
ai-dent advocate of total abstinence from all intoxicants ; main- 
tained an extensive correspondence and had a wide influence 
for good ; retained her faculties to the last of her long life. She 
was buried beside her husband at Grand Rapids, after services 
at the house of her son, Eben G. T). Holden. 
Children : 

1. Josiah Danforfh Holden, b. in Boston, 20 Dec, 1825 ; 

d. at Kirkland, O., 13 Sept., 1832. 

2. William Wallace Holden, b. 12 Oct., 1827 ; d. 23 April, 

1872; m. (1) AngelineYeomans,whod. 1 Nov., 1867; 
m. (2) Jane H., dau. of Nathaniel and Eunice Daven- 
port, b. at Dryden, N. Y., 25 Nov., 1836. 

3. John Quincy Adams Holden, b. at Groton, N. H., 25 

Aug., 1829 ; d. at Kh-kland, 11 Sept., 1832. 
• 4. Charles Henry Holden, b. 18 April, 1832; m. 9 Feb., 
1859, Fannie, dau. of Horatio and Elizabeth Brooks, 
of Grand Rapids. Mich. Studied law ; was elected 
district attorney of Grand Traverse and adjacent coun- 
ties ; entered the service in the war of the Rebellion, 
as 1st lieut. of Co. A, 26th Mich. V. I. ; had a position 
in the Treasury Dept. after the war ; was elected presi- 
dent of the Washington city Council in 1870. Re- 
moved to Grand Rapids in 1878. Since the death of 
the parents resided in Seattle, Wash., until recently ; 
now (1902) in Florence, Wash. 
5. Eben. Gregg Danforth Holden, b. at Kirkland, O., 18 
Feb., 1834; m. 24 Aug., 1858, Melissa Eliza Smith, 
b. at Marion, N. ¥., 7 Dec, 1822. Resides at Grand 
Rapids, Mich. 

Children : 

(1) Charles Holden, b. 7 Feb., 1860 ; m. 22 Sept., 

1891, Frances Cooke. 

(2) Henry Smith Holden. b. 24 June, 1861 ; m. 

Annie Finkler. 

(3) Mary Helen Holden, b. 10 May, 1866; m. 

Willis B. Perkins. 
Four other children died very young. 



158 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

6. Frances Louisa Holden, h. 19 Jan., 1838 ; m. (1) 5 
Nov., 1856, E. H. Lockwood ; he d. in the Western 
^old fields in 1859. She m. (2) 16 Sept., 1868, Smith 
W. Fowler, b. at Fly Creek, Otsego Co., N. Y., 5 
April, 1829, a lawyer, editor and publisher, of Man- 
istee, Mich. She studied at Albion Seminary ; learned 
the printer's art and did much work in several news- 
paper olRces, notably the N. W. Christian Advocate, 
and the Reconstructiouist. 

Child of E. H. and Frances L. (Holden) Lockwood : 
Leon Ellsworth Lockwood, b. 4 March, 1858 ; 
m. in Dec, 1883, Grace Vaughan. Res. St. 
Louis, Mo. 

Children of Smith W. and Frances L. (Hol- 
den) (Lockwood) Fowler : 

(1) Frank Lincoln Fowler, b. 5 April, 

1870 ; grad. Univ. of Mich. ; m. 2 
Jan., 1895, Stella R. Randolph. 

(2) Angeline Holden Fowler, b. 5 Dec, 

1872. 
(3y Smith William Fowler, b. 4 July,' 
1875 ; d. 10 April, 1885. 

vii. John, b. at Londonderry, N. H., 26 Sept., 1802. 
viii. Ebenezer Gregg, b. 5 Sept., 1805 ; d. at Terre Haute, Ind., 
about 1848. 

114. 

Samuel^ (^/Samuel,^ Samuel,* Samuel,^ Jonathan,'^ Nicho- 
las')* was born about 1772 [or 1781]; died 1839 [or 1840] ; 
married 19 June, 1800, Phebe, daughter of Beriah and Tabitha 
(Fosket) Oakes, born in Bolton, 23 Dec, 1779; died 11 Oct., 
1848. 

He resided in Stow, where he bought and sold various tracts of 
land, 1826—1830, his wife Phebe signing some deeds with him. 
[Middlesex Deeds.] 
Children : 

i. Tabitha,'^ b. 14 Nov., 1800; d. 11 Jan., 1885 ; m. 27 April, 1826, 
Bryant DavoU, of Leominster, b. 3 April, 1802, d. 19 Dec, 
1868. 

Children of Bryant and Tabitha (Danforth) Davoll : 

1. George DavoU, b. 24 Sept., 1828. 

2. Elmira Davoll, b. 1 Jan., 1834. 

3. Hollis Davoll, b. 1 Nov., 1840; m. 23 AprU, 1866, 

Frances Crocker, b. 20 April, 1841. 

* The compiler received this pedigree from the family, but has not been able to 
verify it by public records. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 159 

ii. Phebe, b. 5 Jan., 1803; m. 12 April, 1830, Elijah Flagg Taylor. 
Children of Elijah F. and Phebe (Danforth) Taylor : 

1. Charles Hollis Taijlor, b. in Marlboro, 24 Jan., 1831; 

m. 20 Aug., 1857, Elvira INL, dau. of Abel and Char- 
lotte Wilson ; res. Ashburnham. 

2. Horatio Foster Taylor, b. in Bolton, 1 May, 1837 ; d. 

Fort Collins, Colo., 22 Feb., 1878; m. 10 Jan., 1862, 
Matilda C, dau. of Ira and Polly Taft ; W. Bridge- 
water, Vt. 

3. Caroline Rebecca Thompson Taylor, b. 20 June, 1839; 

m. 1 9 Nov., 1861, Geo. A. Cozzens (son of Joseph and 
Sarah) of Leominster. 

236. ill. OCTA, b. Sept., 1809. 

iv. Eunice, b. 4 Jan., 1811 ; d. 6 Sept., 1871; m. Dexter Russell; 

resided in Richland, Wis. 
V. Clarissa, b. 16 Jan., 1813; m. 6 July, 1834, Jacob Flavel 
Moore, b, 1 Nov., 1810, d. 5 June, 1852; buried in Bolton. 
Children of Jacob F. and Clarissa ( Uanf orth ) Moore : 

1. Horace Haven lloore, b. 5 June, 1835 ; d. in Lowell, 

21 June, 1854. 

2. Lewis Moore, b. 7 Oct., 1836; removed to Chile, So. 

America, and married there, in 1860, Martina, dau. of 
Manuel Bravo de los Reyes, lieut.-gen. in the Chilian 
war of Independence. Mr. Moore served as engineer 
in the Chilian navy in 1866 and 1878 ; perished in the 
wreck of his ship in the bay of Valparaiso in 1881. 
His residence was at Paradones, province of Curico. 
Children of Lewis and Maritana ( Reyes) Moore : 

(1) Aurelia Moore, b. 1862. 

(2) Luis Moore, b. 1863; d. of illness con- 

tracted in war with Peru in 1879. 

(3) Victor Manuel Lewis, b. 1864. An officer 

and writer of distinction. 

(4) Edwardo Moore, b. 1866; m. 1892, Elvira 

Montero. A highly educated and dis- 
tinguished surgeon and writer, of inter- 
national repute. Came to the United 
States as a representative of his govern- 
ment to study the medical department of 
our army in 1899, and visited Boston to 
see Mr. May, with whom he had already 
corresponded about his ancestry. 

(5) Julie Moore, b. 1867, d. 1878. 

3. John F. Moore, b. 15 Aug., 1838; m. 3 Nov., 1861, 
Martha Jane, dau. of John and Lucinda Eastman, of 
Richmond, Me. 

vi. FoSKET, b. 4 March, 1815 ; d. 1870 ; m. Sarah E. Pratt, of 
Harvard. 



160 DANFOETH GENEALOGY. 

Child : 

Sarah Fhehe,^h. 24 Nov., 1850 ; m. 27 Sept., 1871, Leon- 
ard Marshall Harris, b. 30 Oct., 1850. 
Children : 

(1) Mabel Florence Harris, b. 12 April, 1873. 

(2) Sarah Edith Harris, b. 28 June, 1875. 

(3) Arthur Morton Harris, b. 8 Feb., 1878. 

237. vii. HoLLis, b. 11 May, 1818. 

238. viii. Daniel, b. 28 Feb., 1822. 

116. 

Samuel^ (^Nicholas,^ Samuel,* Samuel,^ Jonathan,^ Nicho- 
las^), born in Billerica, 11 May, 1759 ; resided in Fitcliburg with 
his father some time ; a Revolutionary soldier.* The age, " 26 " of 
one record, may be clerical error for 20. Received a pension of 
$96 per annum 1821-1834. Died at Saratoga Springs, 15 April, 
1838; married 17 Aug., 1780, Sarah Ingraham, [Information 
clii(fly from Dr. B. L. Hovey, of Rochester, N. Y., husband of a 
granddaughter, Permelia, dau. of Jonathan.] 
Children (order uncertain) : 

239. i. JoNATHAJJ,- b. at Saratoga, N. Y., 25 Dec, 1781. 

ii. Abram. " Lived in Boston ; a merchant ; died unra. on return 
voyage from East Indies." 

240. iii. Reuben. 
iv. Francis. 

* Samuel. Capt. William Wyman's co., Col. John Paterson's (26th) regt. ; order 
for bouuty coat or its equivalent in money dated Dec. 16, 1775 ; also, Private, Capt- 
John Josliu's co.. Col. Job Cushing's (Worcester Co.) regt. ; service, 1 mo. 7 days, 
travel included ; company marched from Leominster the last of July, 1777, to join 
Col. Seth Warner at Bennington; also, Capt. William Thurlo's co. ; service, 25 days 
under Maj. Ebenezer Bridge at Saratogo, agreeable to resolve of Sept. 22, 1777 ; roll 
sw^orn to in Worcester -Co. 

Samuel. List of 9 months m.en mustered by Thomas Nev/hall, Muster Master for 
Worcester Co.; Capt. Inglesbe's (L^goldsby's) co., Col. Cushing's regt.; engaged 
for tovv^n of Shre-vvsbury ; mustered July 12, 1779 ; also, Private, Capt. John Spurr's 
CO., Col. Thomas Nixon's (6th) regt.; pay rolls for Aug—Nov., 1779. 

Samuel (Danford), Fitchburg, Private Capt. William Wyman's co,, Col. John 
Paterson's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug, 1, 1775 ; enlisted May 24, 1775 ; service 2 
months, 12 days; also co. return [probably October, 1775.] 

Samuel (Danfort). Descriptive list of men raised to serve in Continental Army, 
as returned by Seth Washburn, superintendent for Worcester county ; Capt Ingless- 
be's (Ingoldsby) co.. Col. Cushing's regt. ; age 26 years ; stature 5 feet, 8 inches ; 
complexion light ; engaged for tovi^n of Shrewsbury ; marched July 25, 1779 ; de- 
livered to Ensign T. Clark. 

(See also Revolutionary record of other Samuels.) 



DANTORTH GENEALOGY. 161 

V. Parmelia, m. Gay ; resided at Penu Yan ; removed to 

Ohio, and there she died, 
vi. Hannah, m. Peckham, of Saratoga ; resided at Ballstou 

Spa ; a surviviBg son, George Peckham, lives there, 
vii. Jacob. 
viii. Susan. 

ix. Elizabeth, m. Marcy. 

X. Joshua. 
xi. Ebenezer. 
xii. James. 
xiii. Isaac. 



117. 

James® {Nicholas,^ Samuel,'' Samuel,^ Jonathan,^ Nicholas^), 
born at Billerica, 28 Dec, 1760; married Hannah, daughter of 
William and Abigail (Stone) Reed, of Lexington, born 8 Oct., 
1758. She survived her husband, and married second, Thomas 
Loring, Sen. He "was a sea-captain"; "went to Hartland, Vt." 
Children : 

241. i. Oliver,^ b. 3 Dec, 1783, 

242. ii. Elias, b. 13 Jan., 1788. 

iii. Hannah, b. 1792; d. 1811. 

iv, Rebecca, m. Thomas Loring, Jr. Had children, Rebecca and 
Thomas Loring. Resided at Nashua, N. H. 

James, Fitchburg. Private, Capt. Peter Woodbury's co., Col. Jacob Gerrish's regt. 
of guards ; enlisted October 11, 1778; discharged Nov. 9, 1778; service, 1 mo., at 
Cambridge ; roll dated Lancaster ; also, Capt. David Jewett's co.. Col. Jacob Gerrish's 
regt. of guards; enlisted Nov. 10, 1778; discharged Dec. 12, 1778; service, 1 nio. 5 
days, travel included, guarding troops of convention ; roll certtfied at Lancaster ; 
a&o, Capt. William Henry's co. ; enlisted Oct. 3, 1779; discharged Nov. 10, 1779; 
service, 1 mo. 11 days, travel included, at Castle and Governor's Islands; company 
raised in Worcester Co.; also, Capt. Timothy Boutell's co., Col. John Rand's (Wor- 
cester Co.) regt.; enlisted July 20, 1780 ; discharged Oct. 10, 1780 ; service, 3 mos. 1 
day, travel included ; company raised to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months. 



118. 

Isaac' (JVicholas,^ Samicel,* Samuel,^ Jonathan,^ JSficholas^), 
born (date unknown) ; married 21 July, 1788, Rebekah Taylor, 
" both of Fitchburg." He was a farmer, tanner and currier; re- 
moved to North Hoosick, N. Y. Either he or No. 127 was the 
Revolutionary soldier mentioned in Mass. Archives thus : 

Isaac, Billerica. List of men raised in Middlesex Co. to serve in the Continental 
Army [year not given] ; residence, Billerica; engaged for town of Billerica. 



243. 


i. 


244. 


u. 


245. 


iii. 




IV. 




V. 



162 DANFOKTH GENEALOGY. 

Children : 

Nicholas.'^ 

Simon. 

Aaron Taylor, b. 20 Nov., 1804. 

Isaac, m. ; dau. Marion m. Kenyon. 

Rebecca, b. 26 June, 1793 ; m. 28 Sept., 1815, David Milliman, 
who was b. 31 Oct., 1789, and d. 19 Nov., 1873. 

Children of David and Rebecca (Danforth) MilUman : 

1. Abel Danforth Milliman, b. 3 Aug., 1817 ; d. 1 March, 

1829. 

2. Rebecca Maria Milliman, b. 26 Nov., 1820 ; m. 

Campbell ; living in Oshkosh, Wis. 

3. Abigail (Abby) MilUman, b. 5 April, ^82 6; m. 

Brownell. 

4. Lyma7i Milliman. b. 10 Jan., 1828 ; d. 21 July, 1894. 

5. Charles H. Milliman, b. 20 Nov., 1828 ; d. 10 May, 

1899. 

6. Albert Milliman, b. 26 March, 1831 ; d. 29 July, 1893 ; 

m. 16 March, 1859, Sylvia Alcock. 

vi. Polly. 

vii. Mercy, d. iu childhood. 
246. viii. Jacob, b. 24 Dec, 1814. 

119. 

Jacob® i^Nicholas,^ Samuel,* Samuel,^ Jonathan,^ Nicholas^), 
born about 1771; died 1 Nov., 1839; married Mary Johnson, 
granddaughter of " Count Bassanett, a French refugee." 

He was a merchant residing at Augusta, Georgia. 
Children : 

i. Nicholas,'^ d. at 6 years of age. 

ii. Martha Ann, b. 10 Feb., 1806; d. April, 1881 ; m. Alonzo B. 
Bigelow, a merchant in New York city. 

Children of Alonzo B. and Martha Ann (Danforth) Bigelow : 

1. Jacob D. Bigelow, d. at 18 years of age. 

2. John Bigelow. 

3. Alonzo Bigelow. 

4. William Bigelow. 

5. Mary Bigelow, b. 8 Nov., 1828. 

6. Caroline Bigelow. 

iii. Samuel, d. young. 
247. iv. James, b. 1809. 

V. Mary, b. 13 Aug., 1812; m. (1) R. W. McKeen ; m. (2) John 
M. Dow. Daughter, Martha Ann McKeen, b. 13 Oct., 1831 ; 
d. 10 Oct., 1857 ; m. I. L. Browning. Children : (1) Minnie 
Browning, b. 1849, d. 1850 ; (2) Ella Browning; b. 19 Jan., 
1850, m. C. C. Caswell ; (3) Catherine Browning, b. 1852, d. 



DANTORTH GENEALOGY. 163 

in infancy; (4) Belle Prince Browning, b. 10 May, 1854, m. 
Wolsey Collins. 

248. vi. Jacob, b. 1814. 

vii. Elizabeth, b. 5 Aug., 1816; m. Benjamin Dart, of Bethel, 

Conn. ; he tiled in 1867. 
viii. Laura C, b. 1818 ; m. T. Bridges, of Albany, N. Y. Children : 

Mary, Catherine, Earle, Gertrude, Barron, Mason, Auguste and 

John Bridges. 
ix. SiLLiMAN Campbell, b. and d. in 1820. 
X. Caroline Walker, b. 21 Dec, 1821 ; m. (1) W. H. Gordon ; 

m. (2) Gerald McLaughlin. 

Children of W. H. and Caroline W. (Danforth) Gordon : 

1. James Gordon ; killed in the War. 

2. Jacob Gordon, killed in the War. 

3. Maria Gordon. 

Children of Gerald and Caroline W. (Danforth) (Gordon) 
McLaughlin : 

1. Martha Ann McLaughlin, m. T. C. Bligh ; d. 1876. 

2. Charles J. McLaughlin, b. July, 1854 ; m. Adela Force. 

Children : (1 ) Edith McLaughlin, b. 10 April, 1881 ; 
(2) Gerald McLaughlin, b. 14 May, 1883. He has 
been in the Custom House, N. Y, city. 

120. 

Joseph^* {NicJiolas,^ Samuel,* Samuel,^ Jonathan,' Nicho- 
las^), born at Fitchburg about 1805 ; "commanded his own ship on 
voyages between Portland, Me., and European ports." 

121. 

Francis' {JSficholas," Samuel,* Samiiel,^ Jotiathan," Nicho- 
las^) born at Fitchburg; died at Ballston Centre, about 1836; 
married Eunice Warren, of Chelmsford, born about 1773, died 
about 1821. 

He resided successively at Eutland, Cohoes, Watervliet and Ball- 
ston, N. Y. 

Children : 

249. i. AzEL Warren,'^ b. at Rutland, 4 July, 1793. 

ii. Polly, b. 1794; d. about 1847; m. Henry York, of Saratoga 

county, N. Y. 
iii. Dency, b. about 1801 : m. Dea. W. J. York, of Saratoga Co. ; 

rem. to Jefferson Co., N. Y. 
iv. Eliza, b. about 1804 ; m. Nelson Eckert, of Saratoga. 

250. V. Henry, b. 12 Dec, 1806. 

* Joseph Danforth married in Boston, 10 April, 1823, Mary Jenkins. Is this No 
120? 



164 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

vi. Henrietta, twin of Heury, m. 8 July, 1830, Luzon Curtis, of 
Ballston. 

Children of Luzon and Henrietta (Danforth) Curtis : 

1. Francis Danforth Curtis, b. 15 May, 1831 ; d. 29 May, 

1891 ; m. (1) 19 Oct., 1854, Elizabeth, dau. of Major 
Kirby, of Charlton, N. Y. ; he m. (2) 8 May, 1875, 
Elvira Collins Smith, of Glenville. N. Y. He was 
a popular and " leading dairj^man and Chi'istian gen- 
tleman." 

2. Susan M. Curtis, b. 13 Nov., 1832; m. James T. 

Sweetman, M. D., of Charlton, N. Y. Dau., Mrs. 
Thomas C. (Sweetman) Martin, and son James 
Sweetman, M. D. 

3. Andrew Jackson Curtis, b. 18 Nov., 1834 ; m. 

Crocker, of Schenectady, N. Y. ; res. San Mateo, Fla. 

4. William Warren Curtis, b. 8 May, 1844 ; a Presbyte- 

rian minister, at Belle Plaine, Kan. 

5. Edna A. Curtis, b. 7 March, 1849 ; m. George R. Don- 

nan, lawyer, Troy, N. Y. 

vii. Susanna, b. about 1809; m. Josiah Brown, of Saratoga Co. ; 
rem. to Battle Creek, Mich. She d. in 1871. Son Henry 
Brown, a prominent business man at Grand Rapids, Mich. 

122. 

Samuel® {Jonathan^^ Samuel,* Samuel,^ Jonathan,^ Nicho- 
las'), born at Hardwick, 9 March, 1771; died at Ithaca, N. Y., 

17 Dec, 1824; married . 

He resided at Rupert and Paulet, Vt., at Williamstown, Mass., 
and at Ithaca, N. Y. 

Child : 
250a. i. Charles,'^ b. 23 Aug., 1800 ; graduated Williams College, 1826 ; 
became a clergyman ; labored chiefly as a missionary in West- 
ern states; d. at Oberhn, O., 1867. 
ii. Ltdia Permelia, m. 25 July, 1825, Henry Seymour Nash (son 
of Pelatiah Bliss and Sally (Towner) Nash; b. 15 Oct., 1798). 
She d. in Oct., 1851. 

Children of Henry S. and Lydia P. (Danforth) Nash : 

1. Mary Frances Nash, b. 7 Oct., 1826; m. Alvin M. 

Tooley, of Poultney, N. Y. 

2. Lucy Alger Nash, b. 27 Feb., 1831. 

3. Ellen Maria Nash, b. 10 June, 1833. 

4. Charles Henry Nash, b. 6 Dec, 1835 ; a Baptist minis- 

ter ; residence (1897) Barton, Fla. 

5. Albert Augustus Nash, b. 16 April, 1838. 

6. Josepha Adeline Nash, b. 6 Feb., 1841. 

7. Marion Permelia Nash b. 8 March, 1843. 

8. George Harvey Nash, b. 11 March, 1845 ; d. 5 Sept., 

1851. 



DANFOETH GENEALOGY. 165 

iii. Jonathan E., d. at Danbury, Conu. 

iv. Samuel ; lived in the South. 

V. Thomas ; probably the man who d. at Coldwater, IMiss., in 1874. 

vi. Susanna. 



123. 

Lyman^ {Jonathan^^ Samuel^* Samuel,'^ Jonathan,^ Nicho- 
las') born 22 Oct., 1788; died 13 June, 1811. 
Removed to Pownal, Vt. 



124. 

Cyrus' {Jonathan,^ Samuel,* Samuel,^ Jonathan,^ JSFicho- 
las'), born at Hardwick, 29 Sept., 1793; died at Oquaka, 111., 20 
July, 1847; married first 16 March, 1817, Hannah P., daughter 
of John and Hannah (Perry) Jenney, descendant of John Jenney, 
of Norwich, Eng., and our Plymouth. He married second, 1 July, 
1838, Mary Ann Jones, born 1806, died at Winterset, la., 3 
March, 1878. He was a millwright and carpenter; removed to 
Oquaka, 111. His first wife, supposing him to have died in the 
West, married a second husband, Clark Stone, of Enfield, Mass., 
30 Sept., 1858. 
Children : 

i. Joseph R.,^ b. 19 July, 1818 ; d. 4 Sept. 1880 ; lived and died 
in Worcester. 

ii. Hannah, b. 19 Jan., 1821 ; m. 29 March, 1843, Walter Sibley, 
of Brookfield. 

iii. Mart R., b. 16 Jan., 1823 ; m. Feb. 18, 1844, Chester Hub- 
bard, of Temj^leton ; they rem. to Keokuk, la., where he d. 29 
June, 1861, aj. 45. 

iv. Geokge E., b. 3 Feb., 1825 ; rem. to California. [Hist. Hard- 
wick.] 

V. Pamelia W., b. 15 Sept., 1827; m. 31 Dec, 1847, Benjamin 
Franklin, b. in Hardwick, 24 March, 1820 ; son of Benj. and 
Eliza (Clark, Webb) Paige ; he was a trader and postmaster. 
Ch., Mary Pamela Paige, b. 28 Dec, 1852. 

vi. William R., b. 4 Feb., 1840. 
251. vii. Challen, b. 30 Jan,, 1844. 



125. 

James* (Jonathan,^ Samuel,* Samuel,^ Jonathan,'^ JSTicJio- 
las^), bom at Hardwick about 1796; married about 1830, Nancy 
R. Smith, of Barre. 

Removed from Hardwick. 



166 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 



126. 



William® ( Willmm,^ Jonafhati,* Samuel,^, Jonathan,^ Nicho- 
las^), born in Hartland, Vt., 31 July, 1761 ; died in July, 1830, 
killed by the kick of a horse; married 29 Dec, 1781, Priscilla, 
daughter of Thomas and Mercy (Stone) Hoadley, born at Cam- 
bridge, Mass., 19 March, 1762. 

He was a farmer ; resided in Berkshire, Vt. 
Children : 

i. vSally,'' b. 20 March, 1783 ; d. in 1873 ; m. Reuben Chaffee. 

ii. Betsey, b. 3 Feb., 1785; d. at Byron, N. Y., in 1804; m. 
Isaac Brown, of AVindsor, Vt. 

ill. Susan, b. 7 Sept., 1786 ; d. in 1873 ; m. first, Zenas Higgins, 
shoemaker, Buffalo, N. Y. ; m. second, John E. Wright, car- 
penter, of same place. 
252. iv. William, b. 10 July, 1788. 

V. Priscilla, b. 28 Aug., 1790 ; d. in 1880 ; m. first, Comfort 
Chaffee, farmer, Berkshne, Vt. ; m. second, John Chaffee, of 
same. 

vi. Warren, b. 5 March, 1792; d. in 1816; farmer; m. Eliz. 
Bronson. 

vii. Joseph, b. 7 Feb., 1794 ; drowned 27 Aug., 1795. 

viii. Polly, b. 7 Dec, 1796 ; m. Mason Farwell, wheelwright, By- 
ron, N. Y. 

ix. Lucinda, b. 20 Feb., 1798 ; d. 10 May. 1894, " x. 96 : 2 : 20 ; " 
m. 18 Dec, 1818, James, son of John and Abigail (Root) Stone, 
of HaverhiD, Mass., b. 22 July, 1796 ; d. 14 April, 1857. Mr. 
Stone was a millwright. They removed in 1846 to the timbered 
region, afterward Sheboygan, Wis. ; lived in a log house with 
Indians camping near by, and knew much of frontier hard- 
ships and resolute achievements. They afterwards removed to 
Winooski, in the same state, where they passed their closing 
years. In 1893, Mrs. Stone, almost 96 years old, wrote a 
beautiful letter to Mr. May regarding the Chicago meeting 
soon to assemble ; and her son Hialmer made an address in the 
meeting. 

Children of James and Lucinda (Danforth) Stone : 

1. Elmina Eliza Stone, b. 21 -Jan., 1820 ; m. 31 Dec, 

1840, Sherman Comings, of Rockford, lU., b. 17 
Dec, 1818. 
Children : 

(1) Arthur Franklin Comhags, M,D., b. 11 Oct., 

1845 ; m. 4 April, 1872, Abby Mary Maria 
Hobart, b. 27 Sept., 1849. • 

(2) Everett Sherman Comings, b. 12 Sept., 1857; 

m. Mary Addie Hutchinson ; was a wood en- 
graver and artist at Rockford, 111. ; d. in 1890. 

2. Glanville Wentworth Stoiie, b. 23 March, 1823 ; m. 18 

Oct., 1847, Celinda Hannah, dau. of Asa and Han- 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 167 

nah Tyler, of Mexico, Oswego Co., N. Y. ; b. 23 
March, 1829. 

Children : 

(1) Viola Francesca Stone, b. 3 June, 1851 ; m. 20 

March, 1869, Hiram Edward Gardner ; res. 
Ladoga, Fond du Lac, Wis. 

(2) Walter Theron Stone, b. 2 Aug., 1862. 

3. Maila Marion Stone, b. 18 June, 1828; m. 9 Sept., 

1849, Elijah Pahner Audrus, b. 22 Aug., 1821. 
Children : 

(1) Arabel Freelove Andrus, b. 8 May, 1852. 

(2) Julia M. Andrus, b. 22 Oct., 1853; m. 29 Dec, 

1878, Helon F. Shadbolt, of Sheboygan, Wis. 

(3) Helen M. Andrus, b. 30 March, 1863; m. in 

Sept., 1890, Tubbs, of Elkhorn, Wis. 

(4) Merritt Palmer Andrus, b. 5 Jan., 1865. 

(5) Hialmer Benjamin James Andrus, b. 2 May, 

1870. 

4. Helen Marr Stone, b. 24 May, 1830 ; m. 14 Nov., 1851, 

Harvey Comings, b. 6 Dec, )827. She d. 14 
Sept., 1892. 

5. Plautina Eliza Stojie, b. 13 Feb., 1833 ; m. 5 Dec, 

1850, Selden Aiken, b. 24 Sept., 1824. 
Children : 

(1) Frances Mary Aiken, b. 22 Aug., 1853 ; m. How- 

ard Gates; child, Alice May Gates, b. 27 
May, 1878. 

(2) Louis Wilton Aiken, b. 6 March, 1855 ; m. Ida 

May Shadbolt ; children, Bessie Franc Aiken, 
b. 13 Feb., 1880, and Katie Lula Aiken, b. 21 
July, 1883. 

6. Hialmer Harlin Stone, b. 21 Nov., 1835; m. (1) 8 

Nov., 1860, Lucy Ann McMurphy, b. 12 July, 1837 ; 
d. 12 Aug., 1869 ; he m. (2) 10 Nov., 1870, Marietta, 
dau. of John Walker and Martha Millard, b. 25 July 
1844. ^ 

Child : Roy James Stone, b. 13 Aug., 1867. 

7. Mary Alexia Stone, b. 17 April, 1840 ; m. Henry W. 

McMurphy. 

Children of Henry W. and Mary Alexia (Stone) 
McMurphy : 

(1) Mabel McMurphy, b. 19 June, 1860 ; m. Henry 

T. Harling, b. in Hanover, Germany, Sept., 
1850. 

(2) John McMurphy, b. 7 Oct., 1863. 

(3) Harly Roy McMurphy, b. 28 Nov., 1867 ; " dealer 

in cheese " ; res. Plymouth, Wis. 



168 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

(4) Almira McMurphy, b. 17 April, 1870; m. 18 

Dec, 1888, Edward Augustus, son of Peter 
Kennedy, of Waldo, Wis. ; b. at Sheboygan 
Falls, Wis., 17 Aug., 1857. Children : Gladys 
Ellen Kennedy, b. 12 Sept. 1891 ; and How- 
ard Edward Kennedy, b. 24 Dec., 1896. 

(5) Caroline McMurphy, b. 19 Jan., 1872. 

8. Elnora Lucinda Stone, b. 28 April, 1844 ; d. 5 Feb., 
1849. 

X. Ehoda, b. 28 April, 1800 ; d. 13 May, 1876 ; m. 20 Dec, 1826, 
Benjamin Capel Wood, farmer, Lyndon, Wis., b, Essex, N. Y., 
4 Sept., 1779, d. 19 Sept., 1874. 
Children of Benj. C. and Rhoda (Danforth) Wood: 

1. Priscilla Wood, b. Berkshire, 1 Aug., 1827. 

2. Lura Wood, b. 21 Feb., 1829. 

3. Lura Priscilla Wood, b. 11 Aug., 1832; d. 31 Jan., 

1835. 

4. Calista Marinia Wood, b. 26 Dec, 1834; m. (1) 28 

Nov., 1852, WilUam Reed Ellis, b. Franklin; res. 
Winooski, Wis., and Mattapoisett, Mass. ; died there. 
She m. (2; 25 July, 1886, Mr. Willey ; res. So. Frank- 
lin, Vt. 
Children : 

(1) Rhoda Ann Ellis, b. 1 April, 1854; m. 2 May, 

1874, Elbridge O. Bailey. 

(2) Ednah Adelia Ellis, b. 26 Nov., 1856; m. 29 

July, 1877, Samuel Thomas Bennett ; res. 
New Bedford. 

(3) Henry MUton Ellis, b. 18 Dec, 1858 ; d. at El- 

gin, 111., 17 April, 1865. 

(4) John Thomas Ellis, b. 16 Dec, 1862 ; d. 28 

March, 1865. 

5. Oliver Stanley Wood, b. 29 Nov., 1837 ; m. (1) 7 June, 

1858, Elizabeth Jane WUlard ; m. (2) Ella A. My- 
rick. 

Children : 

(1) Mary Elizabeth Wood, b. at Lyndon, Wis., 4 

July, 1864. 

(2) Katherine Estella Wood, b. 31 May, 1866. 

(3) Alida Rhoda Wood, b. 27 Aug., 1868. 

(4) Flora Wood, b. 1 May, 1870. 

6. Eunice Bowman Wood, b. 22 June, 1841 ; d. 22 June, 

1887 ; m. at Franklin, Vt., in 1861, David E. Cross, 
of New York ; res. Amboy, Minn. 
Children : 

(1) John Henry Cross, b. Shelbyville, Minn., 3 Jan., 
1866 ; m. 30 Oct., 1889, Florence L. McKin- 

stry. 



DANTOETH GENEALOGY. 169 

Child : Harry G. Cross, b. 19 Oct., 1890. 

(2) Waiiam Ellis Cross, b. 15 May, 1870. 

(3) Agues Cross, b. Dec, 1873. 

253. xi. Jonathan, b. 15 May, 1802. 

xii. Hannah, b. 1 March, 1804 ; d. in 1809. 

xiii. Permela, b. 10 March, 1806 ; m. Servarnard Jewett, a farmer, 

of Lyndon, Wis. 
siv. Peksis, b. 20 March, 1808 ; m. 29 Jan., 1853, Joel Wright, 

blacksmith. Onion River, Wis. 



127. 

Isaac,® M. D., {William,' Jonathan^* 8amuel,^ Jonaihan^^ 
Nicliolas^) , born in Billerica, 29 Sept., 1763; died at Barnard, 
Vt., where he had resided many years, 28 May, 1851 ; married in 
1788, Persis, daughter of Gen. Joseph Baker, of Westboro, Mass., 
born 15 June, 1770, died at Pomfret, Vt., 9 Sept., 1844. "He was 
a good, practical farmer, and a skillful physician." A gentleman of 
refined and courteous manners, and most polite and helpful to the 
humblest persons ; " beloved and respected by all." [See No. 118.] 
Children : 

i. Persis Baker,'' b. 1 Feb., 1791 ; d. 10 Feb., 1868 ; m. in Feb. 
1808, Rev. Joel Davis, b. at Sharon, Vt., Oct., 1776, d. 6 Feb., 
1853. He was a minister at Barnard. 

Children of Joel and Persis B. (Danforth) Davis : 

1. Betsey Maria Davis, b. 10 March, 1812 ; d. 18 May, 

1882 ; m. Joseph S. Scovell, Montpelier, Vt. 

2. Isaac Danforth Davis, b. 27 Feb., 1810; res. Barnard, 

Vt. 

3. Martha Baker Davis, b. Feb., 1814 ; m. Dea. Orcutt 

Abbot, Williamstown. 

4. Persis Baker Davis, b. Feb., 1816 ; m. Campbell Mar- 

tin, Montpelier, Vt. 

5. John Preston Davis, b. 10 May, 1818 ; m. Calista Gale, 

of Barre, Vt. ; res. Northfield, Vt. 

6. Elizabeth Davis, b. 1821; m. Charles Lyon, Montpelier, 

d. 16 May, 1882. 

7. William Danforth Davis, b. 1823 ; d. 17 Aug., 1842. 

8. Solon Danforth Davis ; d. young. 

Isaac Emery, b. 24 Jan., 1793. 

Betsey Maria, twin with the above, d. 21 Aug., 1803. 

Joseph Baker, b. 6 Nov., 1795. 

Solon, b. 14 .Jan., 1800 ; d. 19 Oct., 1872 ; m. Abba R. Hoi- 

ton ; Woodstock. No children. 
William Cullen, M. D., b. 30 Jiuie, 1804 ; d. 22 July, 1825. 
Albert Haller, b. 2 March, 1808. 
Samuel Parkman, b, 12 Dec, 1810. 



254. 


11. 




iii. 


255. 


iv. 




V. 




vi. 


256. 


vii. 


256« 


! viii, 



170 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 



128. 



Jonathan® ( William^^ Jonathmi,* Samuel^^ Jonathan,'^ Nich- 
olas'), born 23 Feb., 1769, in Hartland, Vt. ; died Sept., 1857; 
married Betsey French, of Tewksbury; rem. to Pomfret, Vt. 
Children : 

257. i. Isaac W.^ b. about 1806. 

258, ii. HosLEY, b. 21 Nov., 1810. 

iii. Jane Shore, m, in 1852, Philip S. Hicks, of Poyalton ; d. 22 
Feb., 1845. 

Children of Philip and Jane S. (Danforth) Hicks : 

1. Betsey Lorena Hichs. 

2. Rosetta Maria Hichs. 

3. Isaac William Hicks. 

4. Sophronia Hichs. 

iv. Eliza Maria, m. first, Herman Fassett, carriage maker, of 
Enosburg, Vt. He d. 19 Feb., 1856; m. second, 18 March, 
1860, Amos Green, of Enosburg ; he d. 25 May, 1864. She m. 
third, 14 Feb., 1876, Silas Davis, of W. Enosburg ; farmer. 
He d. 4 July, 1880. 

Children of Herman and Eliza M. (Danforth) Fassett ; 

1. Isaac DanfoHh Fassett. 

2. Edna Jane Fassett, m. Henry C. Page, of Waterville. 

3. Mason H. Fassett, b. Sept., 1850. 

4. Herman H. Fassett, b. 2 Dec, 1856. 

V. Betsey Sophronia, b. 1823, d. 1845, uum. 



129. 

Samuel,® M. D. ( William,^ Jonathan,* Samuel,^ SamueU^ 
Nicholas') , born in Calais, Vt., 31 Aug., 1772 ; died in Barnard, 
Vt., 12 April, 1812 ; married 9 May, 1800, Mercy Southgate, born 
29 May, 1777, died 12 Feb., 1827. 
Children : 

i. EuPHEMiA Nanelle,'^ b. 31 Jan., 1801 ; d. imm. 6 Jan., 1827. 
ii. Angus, b. 21 Oct., 1802; d. in N. Y. city, 15 Aprd, 1826 ; a 
hatter ; unm. 
259. iii. Aro, b. 3 Feb., 1804. 

iv. Betsey Maria, b. 30 Dec, 1805 ; d. 7 Sept., 1883 ; m. 19 March, 
1828, Dean Clapp, b. at Barnard, Vt., 15 Jan., 1804; d. in 
1865. 

Children of Dean and Betsey M. (Danforth) Clapp : 

1. Aro Danforth Clapp, b. 22 July, 1830 ; m. Helen Ea- 
ton, b. 3 Sept., 1833 ; res. Norwalk, O. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 171 

Child of Aro D. and Helen E. Clapp : 

Grace M. Clapp, b. 20 Feb., 1860 ; m. 28 
Jan., 1881, Perry J. Tillson ; Ch. : Carl 
Dean Tillson, b. 1884, d. 1887, and How- 
ard Clapp Tillson, b. 30 June, 188G. 

2, Mary Isabel Clapp, b. 18 June, 1834 ; m. Dr. Alfred 

Terry, of Norwalk, O. ; she d. 18 Nov., 1895. 
Childi-en of Alfred and Mary I. (Clapp) Terry : 

(1) Fred Dean Terry, b. 1854, d. 1857. 

(2) Fanny Maria Terry, b. 1856, d. 1858. 

(0) Ida Lavon Terry, b. 20 May, 1859; m. 

Charles H. Rule ; res. Detroit, Mich. 

(4) Alfred Dean Terry. 

(5) Bessie Henrietta Terry, m. John E. Cline, 

Detroit. 

3. Henry Seymour Clapp, b. 2 Oct., 1841 ; m. 20 Oct., 

1869, Sarah Douglas Brightman, b. 17 March, 1847. 
Children : 

(1) Mary Bell Clapp, b. 25 June, 1872. 

(2) Kate Brightman Clapp, b. 24 March, 1878. 

260. V. Isaac Carmi, b. 29 Aug., 1807. 

vi. Horatio Seymour, b. 15 June, 1809 ; d. at Barnard, Vt., 12 

Jan., 1828. 
vii. Joanna, b. 27 June, 1811 ; m. in 1833, Daniel, eldest son of 
Rev. Asahel and Esther (Eaton) Morse, of Gorham^ N. Y. He 
was a tanner and farmer ; res. at Norwalk, O. ; d. 9 Dec, 1899 ; 
she d. 2 May, 1899. 

Children of Daniel and Joanna (Danf orth) Morse : 

1. Oscar Raymond Morse, b. 16 Jan., 1835, m. Kate, dau. 

of Ira and Fannj^ (Skinner) Terry. Children : 

(1) Charles Raymond Morse, b. 9 May, 1861. 

(2) Fanny Joanna Morse, b. 22 Oct., 1863. 

(3) Caroline Irene Morse, b. 1 Dec, 1865. 

(4) Kate Morse, b. 2 April, 1868. 

2. Asahel Morse, b. 28 April, 1840 ; d. 26 Aug., 1841. 

3. Samuel Danf orth Morse, b. 3 May, 1844; m. 20 Dec, 

1866, Elvira, dau. of Joel and Sarah Ann (Gates) 
Smith, of Ionia, Mich, Child : Mary Alice Morse, 
b. 25 .Jan., 1876. 

4. Alice Euphemia 3forse, b. 22 July, 1848 ; d; 16 Oct., 

1864. 

5. Sella Southgate Morse, b. 23 Nov., 1851 ; d. 26 March, 

1852. 

6. Ada Eaton Morse, b. 8 July, d. 8 Sept., 1855. 



SEYENTH GENEEATIOlSr. 



131. 

Allen' (Asa,^ James,'^ James ^'^ Samuel,^ Samuel,^ Nich- 
olas^), born at Taunton, 18 Jan., 1796; died at Plymouth, 
28 May, 1872; married 30 Dec, 1818, Lydia, daughter of Wil- 
liam and Lydia (Presbrey) Seaver, born in Taunton, 9 June, 1799, 
died at Plymouth, 31 Aug., 1859. 

Mr. Danforth, at Taunton, in 1820, established the "Old Colony 
Keporter" (now the "Bristol County Republican") ; in 1822 he re- 
moved to Plymouth, and there established " The Old Colony Me- 
morial" newspaper, which he transferred, in 1836, to his brother- 
in-law, James Thurber. He was treasurer of the Plymouth Savings 
Bank; secretary of the Old Colony Insurance Co.; selectman, 
representative to the legislature, etc. ; a man of efficient and useful 
character. He died in his 90th year. 

Children : 

261. i. James Allen,^ b. 19 Sept., 1819. 

ii. Nathaniel Seaver, b. 9 Sept., 1821 ; d. 9 Oct., 1822. 

ill. Ltdia Ann, b. 16 Oct., 1825 ; cl. 11 Sept., 1899. 

iv. Mart Adeline, b. 6 June, 1828 ; m. 14 Nov., 1855, John Jack- 
son Russell, b. in Plymouth, 1823, son of John and Deborah 
(Spooner) Russell. 

Children of John J. and Mary A. (Danforth) Russell : 

1. Helen Russell, b. 29 Sept., 1857. 

2. John Russell, b. 26 Jan., 1860 ; m. Caroline E. Coombs. 

Child: Dorothy Russell, b. 18 Feb., 1891. 

3. Lydia Russell, b. 4 May, 1863; m. 30 June, 1886, 

Charles Stevenson Davis. 
Child : Charles Stevenson Davis, b. 30 June, 1888. 

262. V. William Seaver, b. 20 Jan., 1832. 



DANFOETH GENEALOGY. 173 

132. 

George'' (^Asa,^ James,^ James,'^ Samuel,^ Sanmel," Nich- 
olas^)y born at Taunton, April, 1800; died 8 Feb., 1851; mar- 
ried 22 July, 1828, Rebecca B. Southworth, born 26 Dec, 1802, 
died 3 June, 1891. 
Children : 

i. Harriette Montague,^ b. 28 March, 1829 ; m. in Providence, 
R. I., 4 May, 1871, Elkanah, son of Nehemiah and Asenath 
(Crowley) Hall, b. 5 July, 1819. They have rendered 
vahiable assistance in the. meetings of the association and in 
o-atheriiig materials for this work. Child born and died 
14 Feb., 1873. Res. Mansfield, 
ii. Caroline Buckley, b. 2 Nov., 1830. 
iii. George Augustus, b. 7 Jan., 1834; d. 6 June, 1869. 
iv. Rebecca Southworth, b. 24 March, 1835. 
V. Mary Alice, b. 27 March, 1836. 
vi. Hannah Frances, b. 25 May, 1838. 
263. vii. Ephraim Southworth, b. 27 May, 1840. 



133. 

John'' { Asa, ^ James, ^ James,* Samuel,^ Samuel,'^ Nicholas^), 
born at Taunton, 1 April, 1802; died at New London, 15 July, 
1881; married first, 7 Sept., 1823, Caroline Bulkley, daughter of 
John and Eunice (Frink) Prentice, born 24 June, 1805, died 
20 Aug., 1824. He married second, 1 Oct., 1848, Jane, widow 
of Jonathan Brooks, born 12 June, 1804. His first wife died 
about a year after their marriage, and the business in which he had 
embarked failed. He again entered into business, only to fail. 
Great mental prostration followed, which yielded to treatment in 
the asylum, but with only partial recovery. He was ever afterward 
a peculiar person, never altogether sane. Became, on this account, 
a notable person in the community. 

Child: 

John Prentice,^ b. Aug., 1824; d. 3 March, 1825. 



135. 

Thomas'' {Thomas,^ Sa^nuel,^ Samuel,* Samuel,^ Samuel,^ 
Nicholas^'), born in Mansfield, 20 Jan., 1784; died in Boston, 
14 Jan., 1879; married first, 10 Jan., 1808, Rhoda Sliepard, born 
in Canton, 27 Aug., 1789, died in Roxbury, 21 Sept., 1841. He 
married second, 10 Nov., 1842, Mary Donelson Weston, born 
11 Sept., 1799, died 26 May, 1882. 



174 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

Children : 

i. Louisa,^ b. 26 Sept., 1808 ; d. 12 Oct., 1841 ; m. 2 July, 1835, 
Robert W. Ames, 

Children of Robert W. and Louisa (Danforth) Ames : 

1. Hobert Edwin Ames, h. 14 Sept., 1836 ; d. 1 Oct., 1838. 

2. Hobert Edioin Ames, b. 18 Nov., 1839 : m. 18 Nov., 

1868, Theoline L. Richards, of Barry, 111. 

3. Louisa Danforth Ames, b. 2 Oct., 1841 ; d. 23 Sept., 

1860. 

265. ii. Thomas Shepard, b. 15 Oct., 1810. 

iii. Ellen, b. 13 Nov., 1812; m. 27 Nov., 1833, Josiah Snelling. 
Children of Josiah and Ellen (Danforth) Snelling : 

1. Josiah Greenwood Snelling, b. 28 Nov., 1834 ; m. Susan 

Piers. Served in 37th N. Y. V. Inf. in War of Re- 
bellion. Res. New York City. 

2. Ellen Frances Snelling, b. 26 Dec, 1837 ; d. 21 Jan, 1892 ; 

m. Edward A. Hatch, of Roxbury. 

3. Emma Snelling, b. 4 Jan., d 15 Jan., 1840. 

4. Susan Goddard Snelling, h. 13 Dec, 1842; m. William 

Blanchard Pratt, of St. Louis, Mo. 

5. Samuel Snelling, b. 24 April, 1848 ; m. Harriet Elizabeth 

Tileston. 

6. Henry Lamont Snelling, h. 22 Nov., 1852 ; d. 24 Sept., 

1855. 

iv. Harriet, b. 4 May, 1815 ; m. 13 Nov., 1834, Daniel W. Glid- 
den, b. in Effingham, N. H., 14 Oct., 1810, d. in Boston, 
31 May, 1896. She died in Taunton, 5 March, 1897, 
Childi-en of Daniel W, and Harriet (Danforth) Glidden: 

1. Harriet Ellen Glidden, b. in Roxbury, 5 Sept., 1835 ; 

d. 17 Sept., 1836. 

2. Daniel Augustus Glidden, b. in Roxbury, 26 June, 1837 ; 

m. 1 Jan., 1863, Julia M. Pratt, b. in Aurora. N. Y., 
18 Oct., 1836. Res. Boston. 
Children : 

(1) Edith Glidden, b. in Boston, 18 June, 1868 ; 

m. 17 Oct., 1896, Howard Carlton For- 
bes, b. Dec, 1868. Child: Howard Ma- 
goun Forbes, b. 14 Jan., 1901. 

(2) George Blanchard Glidden, b. in Boston, 

25 Oct., 1870 ; m. 6 May, 1896, Minna 
Wesselhoeft, b. 30 Aug., 1873. 

3. Harriet Ellen Glidden, b. in Roxbury, 5 Sept., 1839 ; 

m. 24 Dec, 1864, Wilham Sutton Frost, of Roxbury. 
Reside in Chicago, lU. 
Children : 

(1) Willie Frost, b. 25 Jan., d. 28 Jan., 1866, 




Mr. Charles Danforth. 



DANTOETH GENEALOGY. 175 

(2) Wilfred Baden Frost, b. in "Washington, 

D. C, 7 Aug., 1867; m. 14 Dec,, 1887, 
Nellie S. George. Residence, Fremont, 
Ind. 

(3) Daisy Mildred Frost, b, in Boston, 23 

March, 1873 ; m. 4 Dec, 1900, Miller S. 
L. Kielsgard; d. in Adrian, Mich., 13 
Nov., 1901. 

4. George Henry GUdden, b. 1841, d. 1842. 

V. Ehoda Ann, b. 7 March, 1817 ; m. 27 Feb., 1842, Edward 
Hatch. Mr. Hatch d. 2 Aug., 1877. 

Children of Edward and Rhoda Ann (Danforth) Hatch : 

1. Edioard Augustus Hatch, b. 8 Dec, 1842 ; m. Ellen 

Frances Snelling. 

2. Charles Henry Hatch, b. 22 June, 1845 ; d. 3 Oct., 1873. 

vi. Mart Jane, b. 15 May, 1819 ; m. May 1, 1842, Charles W. 
Matthews. 

Children of Charles W. and Mary Jane (Danforth) Mat- 
thews : 

1. Mary Ella 3Iatthews, b. 18 Aug., 1843. 

2. Charles 3Ielvin Matthews, b. 18 May, 1846. 

3. Ella Louisa Matthews, b. 30 May, 1853. 

4. Adelaide Matthews, b. 13 Feb., 1856. 

5. Edioin Matthews, b. 9 Dec, 1858. 

6. Agnes May Matthews. 

vii. Frances Octavia, b. and d. in 1845. 



136. 

Charles' (^Thomas^^ Samuel,'° Samuel^* Samuel,^ Samuel^- 
jSTicholas^), born at Norton, 30 Aug., 1797; died at Paterson, 
N. J., 22 March, 1876 ; married 18 Oct., 1823, Mary, daughter of 
Thomas and Sarah Willett, of Matteawan, N. Y., born 6 July, 
1801, died 27 April, 1888. 

From boyhood he showed a decided inclination to mechanical 
observations and pursuits. In 1811 he worked in a cotton miU a 
while ; at sixteen or seventeen he joined the army as a substitute, 
afterward serving a term on his own account. He went on several 
voyages as a sailor ; then taught school in the neighborhood of 
Rochester, N. Y. ; after that he located at Matteawan, where he 
acted as foreman in a cotton factory. In 1825 he removed to 
Sloatsburg, and did work as a carder, a setter-up of machinery and 
60 on. He now invented an important improvement in spinning 
frames, known as "the Danforth frame " or cap spinner, which came 
into use very widely in cotton factories. He joined forces with his 



176 DAKFORTH GENEALOGY. 

brother, George Danforth, of Taunton, Mass., who had invented 
the "Counter Twist Speeder." Going to Paterson, N. J., he 
arranged with Goodwin, Rogers and Clarke to manufacture his in- 
vention. He went to Europe to introduce his work in 1829, re- 
turning in 1831. Taking a leading place in the firm, he passed 
from one stase to another in the business of cotton manufacture and 
machine tool making, till the Danforth Locomotive and Machine 
Company was evolved, Avith its vast achievements and successes. He 
retired from active business in 1871 ; he had acquired a great for- 
tune and a good name. " He. was concerned in politics only to see 
wise measures advanced and bad counsels overthrown, never to make 
money for himself or for other low ends." He was an attendant at 
the Presbyterian church and a helper of good causes. He scorned 
corruption and practised strict integrity. He died respected and 
honored. 

Children : 
i. Matilda,^ b. 7 May, 1825 ; d. 5 Jan., 1877 ; m. 10 June, 1846, 
James Taggart, who d. 3 April, 1853. Child : 

Robert Morrill Taggert, m. (1) Jane Head; m. (2) Jane 
Bailey. 

ii. Maey E., b. 8 Jan., 1833 ; m. 21 May, 1856, Wilham Eyle, b. 2 
March, 1834, d. 5 Nov., 1881. 

ChUdreu of William and Mary E. (Danforth) Eyle : 

1. William Thorneycroft Eyle, b. 21 Feb., 1858 ; d. at Cape 

May, 22 Sept., 1898 ; m. Kate R. Upright. 

2. Charles Danforth Ryle (name changed to Charles Dan- 

forth), b. 24 Sept., 1859 ; d. at Athens, Greece, 13 
March, 1896. 

5. Harold Ryle, b. 11 June, 1863 ; d. 17 Dec, 1881. 

6. Arthur Ryle, b. 8 Feb., 18G5. 

7. Franh Butler Ryle, b. 21 June, 1866, d. 7 Feb., 1867. 

8. Julia Ryle, b. 2 Feb., 1868. 

9. Ernest Ryle, b. 3 April, 1871. 

10. Elizabeth Willett Ryle, b. 12 May, 1873. 

11. Joseph Wright Ryle, b. 5 Sept., 1875. 

iii. Sarah L., b. 18 Feb., 1835 ; d. 17 May, 1865 ; m. 18 Sept., 
1861, Orson Barnes, who d. 23 July, 1875. 

Child of Orson and Sarah L. (Danforth) Barnes : 
Sarah Louise Danforth Barnes, b. 6 May, 1865. 

iv. Charles, b. 7 March, 1837 ; was captain of 2d regiment N. J. 
Vol. Inf. and served with honor ; fell at the head of his com- 
pany in action at Gaines' Mill, near Richmond, Va., 28 Jime, 
1862. 

V. Emily, b. 6 Aug., 1839. 

vi. and vii., " infants of a day." 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 177 



137. 

James M.' (Thomas,^ Samuel,^ Samitel,* Samuel,^ Samuel,'^ 

Nicholas'), hovn 20 Dec, 1807; married Catherine ; went 

to North Carolina. 
Children : 

i. Catherine.* 

ii. Daniel Webster. 



138. 

Erastus' (John,^ John,^ Samuel,* Samuel,^ Samuel,^ Nicho- 
las^), born 10 Dec., 1791, at Taunton, and there resided many- 
years. Removed to Lenox, then to Rochester, N. Y., and later to 
Syracuse, N. Y., where he died 19 March, 1873. He was a strong 
Universalist, one of the committee for the building of the church at 
Taunton. He married first, 6 April, 1815, Hannah Newhall, born 
29 Aug., 1785, and died 1 May, 1824; he married second, at 
Taunton, 1 Dec, 1833, Lois Newhall, born 28 Sept., 1787, and 
died 16 Aug., 1865. These sisters were women of energy, resolu- 
tion and perseverance ; when young they kept a tailor's shop at 
Athol. 

Children ; 

i. Augusta Mariam,* b. 14 Jan., 1816; d. 26 July, 1851 ; m. 27 
May, 1838, James Walker Crane, (sou of James and Sally 
(Walker) Crane, of Digbton), b. 7 May, 1817. 

Cbildi-en of James W. and Augusta M. (Danforth) Crane : 

1. John Hiram Crane, b. 20 Jan., 1839 ; m. 22 Nov., 

1864, Emma Mabala Deppen, of Rochester, N. Y. 
Residence, Rochester, N. Y. 
Children : 

(1) Eleonora Augusta Crane, b. 14 July, 1865. 

(2) Marion Louise Crane, b. iu Aug., 1867. 

(3) James Leroy Crane. 

(4) Margaret Partridge Crane, b. 23 Sept., 1872. 

(5) John Hiram Crane, b. in 1879. 

2. Sarah Louise Crane, b. 23 Sept., 1840 ; m. 6 Sept., 

1862, Edward Francis Gill, b. 24 April, 1839. Res- 
idence, Springfield. Child, Marion Leocadia Gill, b. 
19 Sept., 1864 ; m. 20 Aug., 1891, George D. Cog- 
niac of Springfield. 

3. James Danforth Crane, b. 1 July, 1849; m. (1) in 

1869, Minnie Burdick ; m. (2) in 1880, Mary Foley. 
He d. at Waterbury, Conn., 17 Feb., 1901. 



178 DANTORTH GENEALOGY. 

ii. Lucy Marshall, b. 26 July, 1817 ; m. (1) 13 Sept., 1835, Joha 
Mabrey Davis, b. at Dighton, 10 Sept., 1814, d. 23 Sept., 1841. 
She m. (2) 23 AprU, 1843, Luther Coleman, b. 1 Feb., 1810, 
d. 2 Mai'ch, 1854. She took great interest in the anti-slavery 
cause, and made public addresses on the subject ; has been a 
person of large public spirit, active in reform work. Child : 
Gertrude Coleman, b. 13 Sept., 1845, d. 18 Nov., 1862. 

iii. AuRELiA Felton, b. 7 Dec, 1819 ; d. 26 March, 1886 ; m. 17 
July, 1843, Ebenezer Raymond, of Taunton (son of Ebenezer 
and Hepsibah (Hall) Raymond), b. 7 Feb., 1818, d. 7 Nov., 
1848. He was a sea-captain, sailing generally to Southern 
ports ; died from exposure in his barkentine, the Justin, in a 
violent storm near Newport, R. I. Mrs. Raymond b. in Lenox, 
Mass. ; removed at 12 with the family to Taunton ; attended 
the Bristol Co. Academy ; became a school teacher. After the 
death of her husband, with her two children to support, she 
began the study of medicine which she pursued at the N. E. 
Med. Coll. and at Philadelphia, where she received her diploma. 
She took great interest in the development of this genealogy 
from the earliest meeting, and was appointed one of the com- 
pilers ; the work she did was of a high order, and " to her far 
more than to any other are we indebted for what is in this 
volume." [J. J. M.] 

Children of Ebenezer and Aurelia F. (Danforth) Raymond : 

1. Mary Hannah 'Raymond, b. 16 June, 1844 ; d. 13 Dec, 

1850. 

2. Frank Raymond, b. 18 Aug., 1846 ; m, 16 April, 1868, 

Elizabeth Ann, dau. of Hiram A. and Ellen (Cor- 
coran) Heath, b. 5 May, 1850. He is a machinist. 
Candidate for mayor of Syracuse on Working Men's 
Ticket. Served in the war for the Union in the 54th 
regt. N. Y. Vol. Inf. 
Children : 

(1) Frederick Raymond, b. 11 May, 1869. 

(2) Frances Olive Raymond, b. 7 Oct., 1873 ; d. 

6 Nov., 1874. 

(3) Kate Danforth Raymond, b. 25 Oct., d. 30 

Nov., 1875. 

iv. Frances Olive, b. 22 Dec, 1822 ; d. 1 Nov., 1870 ; m. 19 
March, 1855, Ezra "Williams Clark, b. in Washington Co., N. 
Y., in June, 1801 ; res. at Springfield, Mass. ; d, at Hartford, 
Conn. She was one of the early and untiring workers in the 
anti-slavery and other kindred reforms ; had a mind of singular 
brilliancy and matured wisdom. Nothing that appertained to 
the welfare of humanity failed to interest her. [Rev. Charles 
D. B. Mills in Woman's Journal.] 

Child of Ezra W. and Frances 0. (Danforth) Clark : 

Raymond Danforth Clark, b. 2 Oct., 1860; d. 11 Aug., 
1861. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 179 

139. 

Henry^ (Joh)i,^ Jolm,^ Samuel,* Samuel,^ Samuel,- Nicho- 
las^), born in Taunton, Mass., 15 July, 1797 ; died in Mason Co., 
West Virginia, 18 July, 1858 ; married 1 Oct., 1836, Jane (Lucas) 
Henderson, of McConnelsville, O., born at Marietta, O., 17 Feb., 
1804. 

Children : 

i. Georgiana,* b. at McConnelsville, 12 Oct., 1837 ; d. at Athens, 
0., 14 March, 1882 ; m. at Gallopolis, O., 21 May, 1862, Joel 
A. Pugh. 

Children of Joel A. and Georgiana (Danforth) Pugh : 

1. James M. Pugh, b. 21 Sept., 1864. 

2. Henry A. Pugh, b. 16 Sept., 1866. 

3. Frederic E. Pugh, b. 25 Dec, 1868; d. 29 June, 1869. 

ii. Mary A. b. at Zanesville, 12 Oct., 1838 ; m. 6 Nov., 1855, Sala- 
thiel E. Pugh. 

Children of Salathiel E. and Mary A. (Danforth) Pugh: 

1. Frances Pugh, b. 6 Nov., 1856 ; m. 10 Aug., 1882, John 

E. Brvan. 

2. Ellen Pugh, b. 15 April. 1858. 

3. George E. Pugh, b. 13 Oct., 1861. 

4. Caroline E. Pugh, b. 2 Feb., 1865. 

5. Henry Pugh, b. 11 July, 1867. 

7.Sr:rt;U''.llM=.ch,1872;<l.so„n. 

iii. Caroline, b. 1 April, 1842; m. 16 July, 1861, John Finley. 
Children of John and Caroline (Danforth) Finley: 

1. Sarah J. Finley, b. 19 July, 1862; d. 15 July, 1863. 

2. Ghloe E. Finley, b. 19 May, 1865. 

3. Mary E. Finley, b. 20 April, 1867. 

4. Caroline B. Finley, b. 28 Dec, 1869. 

5. Eva E. Finley, b. 5 Dec, 1872. 

6. John H. Finley, b. 6 March, 1875. 

7. George A. Finley, b. 7 Aug., 1877. 

8. Jeremiah K. Finley, b. 24 Sept., 1879 ; d. April, 1881. 

9. Edward G. Finley, b. 5 Aug., 1880. 

iv. Adeline, b. 1 April, 1842 (twin with Caroline), d. 12 Jan., 
1843. 

140. 

JoHN^ (t7o7^?^,^ John,^ Samuel,* Samuel,^ Samuel,^ J^icholas^) , 
born in Taunton, Mass., 19 April, 1799 ; died at Marion, O., 17 
April, 1869; married first, at St. Clairsville, O., 14 Nov., 1833, 
Louisa, daughter of William and Mary Ann (Gillard) Giles; Capt. 



180 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

Giles was lost in the English Navy ; his widow m. (2) Geo. Craw- 
ford, and came to America with him in 1822 ; she d. at Coshocton, 
O., 6 March, 1850. Mrs. Danforth, born in 1801, died at Dres- 
den, O., 18 April, 1845. 

Mr. Danforth married second, 2 March, 1854, Elizabeth (Stout) 
Ashton, born in Scott Co., Kentucky. 
Children : 

i. Mary Elizabeth,^ b. in Guernsey cc, 0., 2 Sept., 1834 ; d. 
17 Feb., 1893; m. 16 April, 1855, George Crawford, of Mar- 
ion, O., proi^rietor of the Semi-weekly Independent, the only 
Republican jiaper in the county. 

Children of George and Mary E. (Danforth) Crawford: 

1. Cora Crawford^ b. at Upper Sandusky, O., 4 Feb., 

1856 ; d. at Marion, O., 6 Sept., 1864. 

2. Harry Crawford, b. at Mai'ion, 28 March, 1866. 

ii. Geraldine, b. at McConnellsville, O., 2 Oct., 1837. 

iii. Louis John, b. at Zanesville, 0., 6 May, 1840 ; res. at Marion ; 
nnm. 

iv. Emma J., b. 20 Jan., 1855 ; m. 6 Oct., 1882, Frederick Fraas, 
of Newport, Ky., b. at Cincinnati, O., and res. there ; son of 
James Fraas, a native of London, Eng., his mother being a na- 
tive of Alleghany City, Pa. 

141. 

Royal William^ (John,^ John,^ Samuel,'^ Samuel,^ Samiiel^^ 
J^icholas^ ), horn in Taunton, 1 Dec, 1802 ; died at Raynham, where 
he had long resided, 5 Dec, 1877 ; married 27 Sept., 1829, Rhoda, 
daughter of Daniel and Mary [Polly] (Willis) Howard, born in T., 
23 Aug., 1811, died at R., 25 Dec, 1868. He was a shoemaker, 
and taught his boys the trade ; a strong Universalist ; intense in his 
anti-alcoholic and anti-tobacco sentiments, in which the whole family 
agreed. 

Children : 

i. Susan Ann,^ b. 30 Oct., 1830 ; married 27 June, 1852, Edward 
H., son of Abishai and Letitia or Lettice (Dean) Lincoln, b. 
25 Oct., 1826 ; a store-keeper. 

Children of Edward H. and Susan A. (Danforth) Lincoln : 

1. Helen Danforth Lincoln, b. 14 Feb., 1854; d. in 1856. 

2. Minot Jack&on Lincoln, b. 2 April, 1857 ; m. 28 June, 

1888, Helen Sampson Andrews, of N. Easton. 

Children of Minot J. and Helen S. (Andrews) Lin- 
coln : 

(1) Edward Andrews Lincoln, b. 3 Oct., 1889. 

(2) Murray Danforth Lincoln, b. 18 AprU, 

1892. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 181 

(3) Warren Edison Lincoln, b. 28 Oct., 1895. 

(4) Arthur Horace Lincoln, b. 29 June, 1898. 

(5) Helen Andrews Lincoln, b. 25 Feb., 1901. 

3. Abbot Howard Lincoln, b. 9 March, 1859 ; d. 4 Aug., 

1866. 

4. Arthur Abishai Lincoln, b. 24 Sept., 1863 ; grad. Bridge- 

water Normal School ; principal of a school in Cam- 
bridge ; m. 17 Oct., 1894, Edith C. Newton. 

Children of Arthur A. and Edith E. (Newton) Lin- 
coln : 

(1) Newton Ewell Lincoln, b. 22 Aug., 1895. 

(2) Danforth Ballon Lincoln, b. 25 Oct., 1897. 

5. Mary Ellen Lincoln, b. 14 Aug., 1865. 

267. ii. MiNOT Leonard, b. 9 Aug., 1832. 

iii. Eliza Howard, b. 24 Aug., 1834; m. 31 Oct., 1858, Elmer, 
son of Abishai and Letitia (Dean) Lincoln, of Raynham, b. 30 
Jan., 1836. He has been postmaster, selectman, representative, 
and otherwise a man of public spu-it and value. 

Children of Elmer amd Eliza H. (Danforth) Lincoln : 

1. Alcott Elmer Lincoln, b. 13 Aug., 1859; m. 27 Nov., 

1881, Harriet W., dau. of Wm. and Amelia (Wil- 
kins) Crane. 

2. Harry Danforth Lincoln, b. 8 Aug., 1865 ; m. 4 Sept., 

1889, Fanny Crossman, dau. of Jeremiah Charles and 
Arroline (Crossman) Turner. 

3. Charlotte Howard Lincoln, b. 4 June, 1868. 

4. Roy William Lincoln, b. 17 Aug., 1873. 

268. iv. Daniel Bradford, b. 29 Sept., 1837. 

V. Ellen Harrison, b. 29 March, 1840 ; d. 12 May, 1860. 

269. vi. Henry Gilmore, b. 6 Feb., 1843. 

vii. Sarah Frances, b. 16 March, 1845 ; resided at Weir Village, 

Taunton ; d. unm., 2 Dec, 1892. 
viii. Mary Sophia, b. 26 Oct., 1847 ; m. 15 Jan., 1874, Lewis Earle 

White, of Attleboro. 

Children of Lewis E. and Mary S. (Danforth) White: 

1. Amy Earle White, b. 7 Dec, 1874. 

2. Howard Everett White,h. 16 June, 1876. 

ix. Gertrude Presbrey, b. 7 Oct., 1855 ; m. 29 Dec, 1878, Ed- 
ward S., son of Peleg and Lavinia WithereU. No children. 

143. 

Jarvis' ( William,^ Oliver,^ /Samuel,* Samuel,^ Samuel,* 
Nicholas^), born at Taunton, 21 Aug., 1798 ; died in Boston, 24 
Aug., 1867; married 13 Oct., 1824, Susan Keith, eldest child of 
Dr. Alfred and Betsey (Shaw) Williams, of Taunton, born 13 Oct., 
1805, died at S. Boston, 6 May, 1883. 



182 DANTORTH GENEALOGY. 

Born in .Taunton, was several years with the manufacturing house 
of Crocker & Kichmond ; then in grocery trade and nail-making in 
Taunton. In 1842 removed to Boston, was with the Boston Iron 
Co., Koxbury branch of Western Avenue; then at South Boston in 
the grocery trade and subsequently as salesman in shoe trade. Was 
early an advocate of the temperance reform and refused to deal in 
ardent spirits, which constituted with most grocers a large and profit- 
able part of their trade. For a time commanded a company of 
State militia and was generally known as Captain. 
Children : 

270. i. Charles Jarvis,^ b. 11 Aug., 1825. 

ii. Susan Williams, b. 1 April, 1827 ; m. 15 Sept., 1853, Phillippe 
Thomas Sharp (son of William), born in London, Eog. ; came 
to this country with his parents when 9 years old ; learned the 
lithographic trade of his father ; produced many of the fine illus- 
trations in Hovey's Fruits of America, Allen's Victoria Regia, 
etc. Sometime a photographer in Boston and Newport ; also 
with Forbes Lithograph Co. 

Children of Phillippe T. and Susan W. (Danforth) Sharp : 

1. Emma NesUtt Sharp, b. 10 July, 1854; d. 16 May, 

1856. 

2. Lizzie Gertrude Sharp, b. 22 July, 1862. 

271. iii. Henry Richmond, b. 28 Sept., 1828. 

iv. Edward Williams, b. 29 July, 1831 ; was sometime engaged 
at the office of the Boston Transcinpt ; turned his attention to 
the stage and made good advances in the profession ; was also 
a very good writer of prose and Terse; d. at Cincinnati, 0., 19 
May, 1857. 

V. Alice, b. in Boston, 3 Dec, 1843 ; m. Horace, son of Joel and 
Mary (Jenkins) Manson, of Scituate ; res. in Boston. 

272. vi. George, b. 10 Sept., 1846. 

147. 

Levi Fkanklin' {Oliver Cromwell,^ Oliver,^ Samuel,* Sam- 
uel,^ Samuel," Nicholas^), born at Norton, Mass., 5 June, 1825 ; 
removed to Galesbug, 111. "Married and had children." 

148. 

Lemuel Leonard'' {Oliver Cromwell,^ Oliver,^ Samuel,'^ Sam- 
uel,^ Samuel," Nicholas^), born at Norton, 26 Feb., 1827; mar- 
ried first, 15 March, 1849, Abby Parker, daughter of Dea. Stillman 
and Eunice (Wetherell) Smith, born 13 July, 1829, died 17 Jan., 
1861. He married second, 10 Feb., 1867, Mrs. Margaret H. Mon- 
roe, born in Boston in 1834 (widow of Monroe, a sea-captain) . 

Residence, Taunton; carpenter. 



DANFOETH GENEALOGY. 183 

Child : 

Oliver Cromwell,^ b. 4 Sept., 1870, attended Family Meeting in 
1880, with his father. 

149. 

OziAS^ (Ozias,^ Job,^ Saimtel,* Samuel,^ Samuel,^ JSfich- 
olas^), born at Providence, R. I. Married first, 14 Nov., 1847, 
[ ?] Eliza A. Jennings. He married second . " Had many- 
children." 



151. 

Charles' ( Walter Raleigh,^ Job,^ Samuel,* Samuel,^ Sam- 
uel,^ j^icholas^), born 1 Aug., 1815; married 6 May, 1838, 
Julia Fairbanks Ward, of Nunday Valley, Alleghany co., N. Y. 
Residence, Providence, R. I. 

Children : 

273. i. Walter RaleiCxH,^ b. 7 AprU, 1839. 

ii. Sarah Elizabeth, b. 21 March, 1841 ; m. in Sept., 1860, 
Louis Torrence, b. in Lebanon, O. Res. at Charles City, la. 
Child : 

Charles Danforth Torrence, b, in July, 1861 ; job and 
book printer. 

274. iii. Charles James, b. 28 Nov., 1843. 
274rt. iv. Andaleen Marcixel, b. 26 Dec, 1848. 

V. Elfred Josefa, b. 9 Oct., 1851. 

152. 

Andrew Jackson' ( Walter Raleigh,^ Job,'' Samuel,* Samuel,"^ 
Samuel,^ JVicholas^), born 30 Dec, 1828; married Caroline 
Hopkins ; residence, Johnston, R. I. 

153. 

Henry Tlsdale' {Jonathan,^ Ellcanali,' Samuel* Samuel,^ 
Samuel,- Nicliolas^), born at Woodford, Vt., 1 April, 1813; 
died at John's Branch, Andrain co.. Mo., 8 Dec, 1868; married* 
at Hoosick, N. Y., 19 Nov., 1837, Jemima Adeline, daughter of 
Caleb and Hannah (Brooks) Clark, born in Petersburg, N. Y., 
15 Sept., 1814, died at John's Branch, 5 March, 1868. 

He removed to Geneseo, 111., from Hoosick, where he had mar- 
ried ; in 1854 removed again to the border of Iowa (Whitesides co.) ; 

* Henry T. Danforth, " of New York," m. at Boston, 3 Nov., 1836, Amanda Jane 
McLellan, 



184 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

in 1856 to Wisconsin, with his cousin Myron DeGroodt and mother 
and brother, with two wagons and fourteen head of cattle. In 
1863 removed to Iowa, and in 1867 to Missouri, where his uncle 
DeGroodt hved. 
Children : 

275. i. George WashingtoNj^ b. 13 Dec, 1838. 

276. ii. William Henry, b. 29 Nov., 1839. 

ill. Frances Caroline, b. 26 Oct., 1841 ; m. 10 Oct., 1861, Wil- 
liam Lewis, sou of Isaac and Hester Ann (Bedell) Tompkins, 
b. in Westchester co., N. Y., 23 Aug., 1838. Eesidence, 
Burbank, Los Angeles co., Cal. 

Children of William L. and Frances C. (Danforth) Tomp- 
kins : 

1. William Isaac Tompkins, b. 28 July, 1862 ; m. at 

Campbellsport, 18 June, 1884, Sarah Edith Mat- 
terson, b. in Fond du Lac, Wis., 29 Sept., 1863. 
Station master at Lamberton, Wis. 

2. Frances Adeline Tompkins, b. 14 Sept., 1863 ; m. 29 

Nov., 1882, Hillio Foote Cobeler, b. Fond du Lac, 
8 Oct., 1861 ; a farmer. 

3. Hester Beatrice Tompkins, b. 13 March, 1867 ; 

d. 1868. 

4. Mary Amanda Tompkins, b. 29 April, 1868 ; m. 1 

March, 1887, Edward Ellsworth, son of Philip 
and Mary Jane (Foote) Cobeler, b. 19 June, 1866. 

277. iv. Benjamin Franklin, b. 18 Feb., 1843. 

V. Mary Elizabeth, b, 16 Aug., 1844; m. first, 25 Aug., 1861, 
John S. Gary, b. 24 Sept., 1841. She married second, 14 Dec, 
1873, Jared Matteson, painter. Res. Campbellsport. 
Children of John S. and Mary E. ( Danforth) Cary : 

1. Frank Emery Cary, b. 14 March, 1862 ; m. 26 Feb., 

1890, Hannah Weld, of Baraboo. 

2. Charles Marion Cary, b. 25 Aug., 1863. 

Children of Jared and Mary E. (Danforth) (Cary) Mat- 
teson : 

1. Guy Elmer Matteson, b. 1 Nov., 1878. 

2. Maud Lillie Matteson^ b. 13 Oct., 1883. 

278. vi. Daniel Clark, b. 12 Aug., 1849. 



154. 

Lewis^ (James,^ ElJcanah,^ Samtiel,* Samuel,^ Samuel,'^ 
Nicholas^) ^ born at Bennington, Vt., in 1804; died at Chautau- 
qua, N. Y., Feb., 1849; buried at Fredonia, N. Y. ; married 
Polly, daughter of Eli and Prudence (Sawyer) Smith. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 185 

Cliildren : 

i. Emilt,8 b. 1835 ; d. at Sliumla, N. Y., in May, 1850. 

279. ii. Charles Lewis, b. 7 Feb., 1840. 

155. 

Sylvester Armstrong,^ M.D. (James,^ Elhanah,' Scnmiel,* 
Samuel,^ Samuel,^ Nicholas^ )^ born at Bennington, Vt., 4 
March, 1807 ; died at Pecatonica ; married at Casadaga, N. Y., in 
1831, Louisa Gage, born in Madison co., N. Y., 10 April, 1814, 
died 24 Dec, 1891. He was a physician (allopathic) ; practised 
in Chautauqua co. till he retired in 1876, and removed to Pecatonica. 
Member of Universalist church ; " a true Clu'istian, greatly beloved." 
Child : 

Mary,8 b. 14 June, 1841 ; m. first, E. Dexter Belden, b. 1839, 
d. 1866. Child : Florence Danforth Belden, b. 1866 ; a dra- 
matic reader and teacher. She m. second, Ziba Adams, son 
of Butler and Anne (Crombie) Trull, b. at Goffstown, N. H., 
in 1841, d. at Pecatonica, N. Y., 8 Feb., 1885. Children: 
1. Linnie Crombie Trull. 2. Gleniver Gage Trull. 

156. 

Alanson' {Henry,^ Elhanah^^ Samuel,^ Samuel,^ 8amuel,^ 
JSTicholas'), born at Woodford, Vt., 22 Nov., 1815 ; died at Fond 
du lac. Wis., in 1873; married first, in Nov., 1840, Elizabeth 
Ward, of Dunkirk, N. Y. He married second a wife whose name 
we have not learned. 

Children : 

280. i. Charles Ambrose,^ b. 1842. 

ii. Francellia, daughter of second wife ; m. first, 29 Jan., 1871, 
Mason Kendall; m. second, 16 July, 1882, Charles W. Green. 
Children of Mason and Francellia (Danforth) Kendall: 

1, WllKam L. Kendall, b. 21 AprQ, 1872; d. 22 Feb., 

1880. 

2. Charles E. Kendall, b. 24 Feb., 1874. 

Children of Charles W. and Francellia (Danforth) (Ken- 
dall) Green: 

1. Henry Danforth Cfreen, b. 14 Sept., 1888. 

2. Hazel A. Green, b. 27 Oct., 1891. 

157. 

Lawton' {Henry,^ ElTcanah,^ Samuel,* Samuel,^ Samuel,'^ 
N'icholas^)^ born at Westmoreland, 1 Aug., 1818; died at New 



186 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

Philadelphia, O., 5 July, 1861 ; married at the latter place, 7 May, 
1846, Cecilia, daughter of Charles and Catherine (Mu'ick) Korns. 
Resided sometime at Phillipsburg, Kansas. 
Children, all born at New Philadelphia, O. 

i. LuCRETiA,8 b. 29 April, 1847 ; d. 28 May, 1869. 
ii. Benjamin Franklin, b. 24 April, 1849 ; d. 1 Sept., 1850. 
iii. Charles Henry, b. 29 June, 1851 ; d. 30 Jan., 1871. 
iv. Catherine, b. 14 Jan., 1854 ; res. at Phillipsburg, Kan- 
V. Lawton Cummings, b. 5 March, 1856; d. 2 March, 1858. 
vi. Clark Cummings, b. 10 April, 1858; d. 12 Oct., 1894; was a 
printer ; resided at Colby, Kan., Columbus and Cleveland, O., 
and at Englewood, Chicago, 111. 
vii. George Washington, b. 16 Oct., 1860; resides at Chicago, 
III. ; member of the firm of Bickford & Dauforth. 

158. 

Benjamin Franklin'' (ZTewry,® Elhanah,^ Samuel,* Samuel,' 
Samuel,^ mdiolas'), born at Brookfield, N. Y., 10 April, 1823; 
died at Wheeling, Va., 20 June, 1848 ; married at Wheeling, Mary 
Root. No children. 

159. 

Thomas' {Thomas,^ Thomas,^ Thomas,* Samuel,^ Samuel,* 
Nicholas^), born at Rocky Hill, Conn., 6 July, 1792 ; died there, 
23 March, 1836; married 13 Sept., 1827, Mary WilHams Butler, 
born at Rocky Hill, 8 Jan., 1805, d. 28 May, 1858. She was a 
daughter of Joseph and Mary (Bulkley) Butler. He was a manu- 
facturer of Britannia ware, etc., in partnership with his father at 
home, in Philadelphia, and at Augusta, Ga. 

Children : 

281. i. Henry Tallman,^ b. 1 June, 1828. 

ii. Mary Bulkley, b. 13 May, 1830 ; residence, Branford, Conn, 
iii. Ellen Cornelia, b. 5 April, 1833 ; d. 4 April, 1834. 

282. iv. Walter Williams, b. 4 April, 1835. 

160. 

Joseph' {Joseph,^ Tho^nas,^ Thomas,* Samuel,^ Samuel,* 
Nicholas^), born at Middletown, Conn., 14 March, 1783 ; died at 
Richmond, Va., 11 Nov., 1844; married at Petersburg, Va., 
2 May, 1807, Frances, daughter of Thomas Heath, of Prince 
George co., Va. Learned his trade of his uncle William; went to 
Virginia in 1805. Was there, superintendent of the capitol, for 
thirty-two years; during the war of 1812 was in Capt. Andrew 
Sherman's Artillery, stationed at Camp Holley. 



DANTOETH GENEALOGY. 187 

Children : 

i. Frances Martha Ann,^ b. at Lansingburgh, N. Y., 17 April, 

1808 ; d. at Richmond, 14 Nov., 1875. 
ii. Sarah King, b. 13 Sept., 1809 ; d. 16 July, 1826. 
iii. Joseph Thomas, b. 13 July, 1811 ; d. 4 July, 1813. 
iv. Rebecca Heath, b. 17 June, 1813 ; m. 27 Feb., 1851, James 

Layne ; living in June, 1877. 

284. V. John Buchanan, b. 12 Feb., 1816. 

vi. Mary Virginia, b. 27 Sept., 1818 ; d. 14 March, 1866. 

285. vii. Frederick William Rives, b. 2 June, 1823. 



161. 

Edwaed John'' {Edioard,^ Thomas,^ Thomas,* Samuel,"^ 
Samiiel,^ Nicholas^), born at Hartford, 19 Feb., 1799; died at 
N. Y. city in Oct., 1872; married first, in May, 1827, Henrietta 
Amelia, daughter of Nicholas Delaplaine, of Newark, N. J., born 
in May, 1809, died in Feb., 1836. He married second, in Sept., 
1838, Mrs. Caroline (Romeyn) Cuyler, daughter of Rev. James 
Van Campen Romeyn, of Hackensack, N. J. 
Children : 

286. i. Edward Moseley,^ b. at New York city, 23 Jan., 1828. 

287. ii. Nicholas Delaplaine, b. at New York city, 27 Feb., 1831. 
iii. Mary H., d. young. 

288. iv. George Henry, b. 11 Oct., 1834. 

289. V. James Romeyn, b. 8 Aug., 1839. 
vi. Spencer Cuyler, d. in childhood, 
vii. Caroline, d. in childhood. 

162. 

Isaac Moseley'' {Edward,^ Thomas,^ Thomas,^ Samuel,'^ 
Samuel,^ Nicholas^), born 11 Dec, 1800; died in New York 
city, 19 Jan., 1862 ; married Hannah B. Duryea Kennedy, widow 
of Rev. A. S. Kennedy. 

He was a well known bank note engraver. 
Children : 

i. Mary,^ m. Henry Nehemiah Dodge, M.D. ; had three children, 
who all died in 1876 of scarlet fever within 10 days, imme- 
diately after the mother's death. 

ii. Susan M., m. (as second wife) H. M. Dodge, M.D. Res. Morris- 
town, N. Y. 

163. 

Jonathan'' {Jonathan,^ TJiomas,^ Thomas,'^ Samuel,'^ Samuel,^ 
Nicholas^), born 23 June, 1804; died 30 June, 1868; married 



188 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

Ann Eliza Ammerman, born in 1811, died 28 Sept., 1856. He 
resided in New York city ; was a hardware merchant ; an elder in 
the Presbyterian church. 
Children : 
i. Charles Dexter,^ b. 28 Aug., 1836 ; d. 24 Aug., 1839. 
ii. Anna Christina, b. 23 April, 1839; d. 29 May, 1879; m. 
her mother's cousin, Nathaniel Tooker, of East Orange, N. J., 
sugar manufacturer. 

Children of Nathaniel and Anna C. (Danf orth) Tooker : 

1. Ernest K Tooker, b. in 1865, d. m 1866. 

2. George Danforth Tooker, b. at Bergen, N. J., in 1867 ; 

res. Yonkers, N. Y. 

3. Mary Roberts Tooker, b. 1869 ; Wellesley Coll. 

4. Nathaniel Tooker, b. at Norwood, 1870, d. 27 Dec, 1871. 

5. Frederic Jagger Tooker, b. 1871 ; Princeton Univ. 

6. Gertrude Tooker, b. 1873. 

7. Lewis Forman Tooker, b. and d. 1876. 

iii. Mart Wiley, b. 23 Jan., 1842 ; d. unm. 16 March, 1883. 

290. iv. Charles Allen, b. 4 May, 1849. 

164. 

William' ( William,^ TJiomas,^ Thomas,'^ Samuel,^ Samuely^ 
Nichokis^), born at Middletown, Conn., 30 Jan., 1794; died at 
Brooklyn, N. Y., 8 Jan., 1871; married 1 May, 1815, Lydia, 
daughter of Michael and Lydia (Simmons) Creamer, born 1 July, 
1789, died 17 Feb., 1862. Both are buried in Greenwood. He 
removed first to Hartford, then to Brooklyn, N. Y. " Always active 
in the church of Christ, and ready for every good work." 
Children : 

291. i. John,8 b. 19 May, 1816. 

ii. Frances Anna, b. at Middletown, 12 July, 1818 ; d. in Brook- 
lyn, 30 July, 1851. 

iii. Mart Elizabeth, b. 1 Nov., 1821 ; m. 24 March, 1846, Oliver 
Chauncey Jones, of Brooklyn, N. Y., b. 18 Dec, 1811. 
Children of Oliver C. and Mary E. (Danforth) Jones : 

1. Frances G. Jones, b. 29 June, 1847 ; d. 22 April, 1849. 

2. Louis Henry Jones, b. 14 Dec, 1851 ; m. 19 Oct., 1887, 

Susan Napier. 

Child : Harold Napier Jones, b. 14 March, 1892. 

3. George Burr Jones, b. 13 Sept., 1854 ; m. June 3, 1886, 

Virginia Banting. 

iii. LucT SouTHMATD, b. 2 Oct., 1827 ; d. 17 Feb., 1848 ; m. m 
Nov., 1846, Samuel Brewer, of Middletown, Conn. 
ChUd: 

WiUiam Danfmth Brewer, b. 29 or 30 Sept., 1847. 



DANTOETH GENEALOGY. 189 



165. 



JosiAH^ (William,^ Thomas,'' Thomas,* Samuel,^ Samuel,'^ 
JSTicholas^), born at Middletown, Conn., 18 July, 1803; died 11 
May, 1872; married 17 Nov., 1831, Almira Camp, born at Dur- 
ham, Conn., 12 Jan., 1808, died at Middletown, 31 May 1881. 
A man of worth ; a deacon of the church. 
Children : 

292. i. Frederick Ltman.^ b. 17 June, 1833. 

ii. Ellen Maria, b. 18 Aug., 1884 ; d. 3 March, 1846. 

iii. Julia Almira, b. 29 Sept., 1836; d. at Cincinnati, O., 18 Aug., 
1869 ; m. 6 Sept., 1859, Rev. Francis Lobdell, D.D., LL.D. 
(Hobart), b. at Danbury, Conn., March 26, 1835 ; rector of 
St. Andrew's Church, New York city, till 1887 ; then till the 
close of his life at Trinity Church, Buffalo, N. Y., and arch- 
deacon of Buffalo. He was very prominent in church work, 
and had a large chcle of friends ; he d. 26 Oct., 1899. 
Children : 

1. Eleanor Lohdell, b. 29 May, 1861 ; m. 17 June, 1880, 

Rev. Edward Wm. Worthington, of Cleveland, 0. 
Cluldren : 

(1) Eleanor Worthuigton, b. 1 Sept., 1881. 

(2) Agnes Seabury AVorthington, b. 14 Nov., 

1884 ; d. 2 March, 1900. 

(3) Edward Lobdell Worthington, b. 2 June, 

1886. 

(4) Donald Worthington, b. 13 Jan., 1893. 

(5) Dorothy Worthington, b. 10 April, 1895. 

2. Frederick Danforth Lohdell, b. at Philadelphia, Pa., 8 

Oct., 1862. A clergyman in Philadelphia; a mem- 
ber of the order " The Companions of the Blessed 
Saviour." 

3. Francis Evaiis Lohdell (twin with above), d. 28 Jan., 

1863. 

4. Harriet Lohdell, b. at Bridgeport, Conn., 1 Dec, 1863 ; 

m. 17 June, 1885, Vernon Mansfield, son of Robert 
Vernon and Mary (Semler) Davis, b. 29 Jan., 1855 ; 
a lawyer, N. Y. city ; former district attorney ; also 
commissioner of education ; president of the Society 
for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. Rev. 
Francis Lobdell m. (2) and had other issue. 

293. iv. Richard Hubbard, b. 5 Jan., 1840. 

294. V. Edgar Camp, b. 19 May, 1846. 

vi. Evelyn Eugene, b. 11 Dec, 1848 ; m. Louis Aldrich. No chil- 
dren, 
vii. Ellen Eugenia (twin with the above), d. 25 Sept., 1849. 



190 DANFOETH GENEALOGY. 



166. 

Samuel' (8amuel,^ Thomas,^ Thomas,'^ Samuel,^ Samuel,'^ 
Nicholas^), born at Hartford, Conn., 8 June, 1816; died April 4, 
1879; married first, 6 Feb., 1842, Eliza, daughter of AYilliam and 
Eliza Bullock, of Lafayette, Ind., born 1 July, 1820, died 4 March, 
1848. He married second, 8 Sept., 1852, Jemima, daughter of 
Joseph Robinson, of Enderby, Lincolnshire, Eng., born 25 Dec, 
1825, died 1 Dec, 1864. He married third, 28 Nov., 1865, 
Rebecca Pike, of York co., Pa. ; born 6 Aug., 1834, died at South 
Bend, Ind., 18 Nov., 1878. 

He learned the trade of silversmith ; worked at it in New Orleans 
at $50 a month (large pay for the times) ; then to New York for a 
short time ; then to Lafayette, Ind., where he continued 30 years in 
the jewelry and silver ware business. When the cholera visited the 
place he was one of the few who stayed and tended sufferers. In 
1869 he removed to a tract near Sedalia, Mo. An amiable man ; 
an Episcopalian ; a useful citizen. 
Children : 

i. Samuel,^ b. 2 March, d. 7 March, 1848. 
295. ii. Isaac Moseley, b. 8 Aug., 1854. 

iii. Charles Seymour, b. 4 March, 1856 ; d. 10 July, 1876. 

iv. Philura, b. at Lafayette, Ind., 17 Ai^ril, 1858 ; d. there 14 
April, 1866. 

V. Anna Louisa, b. 17 Oct., 1862 ; m. 29 March, 1882, Wm. P. 
Henderson. Children : 1. Mabel Henderson ; 2. Linnie Hen- 
derson ; 3. Ruby Henderson ; 4. Eula Henderson ; 5. Ella 
Henderson. 

vi. Jemima Sophia, b. 28 Oct., 1864 ; m. 25 Aug., 1886, R. Allen 
Cox ; res. Clifton, Cooper co., Mo. Child : Allen Cox. 

166a. 
Nahum^ {Elijah,^ Elijah,^ Thomas,* Samuel,^ Samuel^^ 
JSRcholas'), born [in Adams, Mass.], 20 Oct., 1791 ; died 1 Feb., 
1850 ; married Esther Mann, "daughter of Nathan Aldice Mann." 
Resided at Jefferson, N. Y. 
Children : 

295a. i. Elijah,^ b. 17 Nov., 1819. 

ii. Mary Esther, b. 10 Sept., 1822 ; m. Peter Piper Veley. 

2955. iii. Sylvanus Mann, b. 15 March, 1825. 

iv. Hetty Adeline, b. 23 March, 1827 ; a school teacher. 

v. Sarah Ann, b. 19 May, 1829 ; m. Lucius Armstrong. 

295c. vi. George Washington, b. 4 Feb., 1832. 

295d vii. Levi Mann, b. 28 May, 1834. 

295e. viii. Erskine, b. 28 June, 1836. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 191 



167. 

Rev. Henry Marshall' {Samuel,^ Elijah,^ Thomas,* Sam- 
nel,^ Sanmel,- JSficholas'), born at Norton, Mass., 10 Aug., 
1810 ; died at Angola, N. Y., 22 Aug., 1886 ; married at Lowell, 
4 June, 1843, Judith Colby Morse, of Exeter, N. H., born in 
1814, died at Evans, N. Y., 27 Feb., 1883. 

When 18 years old he went to Worcester and learned the mason's 
trade, at which he worked in Princeton and at Troy, N. Y. At 28 
he entered Theological school and in 1843 became pastor of the 
Baptist Church of Marlboro, N. fl. ; the following year was at 
Springdale, N. Y., and afterward at Evans, N. Y., where he con- 
tinued 32 years (except one year at Bristol, N. H.). In 1882 he 
withdrew from the service in which he had labored acceptably 
and usefully. 
Child : 
296. William Appleton,^ b. at Bristol, N. H., 15 Aug., 1846. 



168. 

Rev. Appleton Howe' (>S'amwe?,® ^/^ya^% Thomas,* Samuel,^ 
Samuel,'' Nicholas^), born at Bristol, N. H., 8 July, 1817; died 
14 Feb., 1865; married 16 Aug., 1847, Frances Amelia Studley, 
of Worcester, born 27 April, 1827, died at Rangoon, Burmah, 3 
Feb., 1874. 

They went as missionaries to India in the autumn of 1847, and 
continued there ten years. On account of the ill health of Mrs. 
Danforth they returned to this country. 

After his death the widow returned to Assam ; married Rev. Moses 
Bronson, D. D., a missionary to that region. She died in that dis- 
tant land. 

Children : 

i. Elizabeth^, b. 22 April, 1849 ; m. Joseph Beresford Cope, son 
of Edward and Martha (Beresford) Cope, of Germantown, 
Pa., b. 14 July, 1847. He is one of the celebrated manufac- 
turers of hosiery, etc., of Philadelphia. 

Children of Joseph B. and Elizabeth ( Danforth) Cope : 

1. Frances Danforth Cope, b. 3 Jan., 1875. 

2. Mary Studley Cope, b. 15 Nov., 1876. 

3. Thomas Appleton Cope, b. 15 April, 1878. 

297. ii. Nathan Brown, b. 27 April, 1852. 
iii. Appleton Howe. 



192 DANTOETH GENEALOGY. 



169. 



RiCHAED Seaes' (Samuel,^ Elijah,^ Thomas,* Samuel,^ Sam- 
uel,^ JVtcholas^ ) , born at Dana, 26 June, 1819 ; married 17 Jan., 
1843, Amanda Hill, of Alexandria, N. H., born 13 Jan. 1825. 
Residence Bristol, N. H. 
Children : 

i. Sarah Jane,® b. 16 Nov., 1843, 

298. ii. Charles Richard, b. 4 Feb., 1845. 

299. ill. John Samuel, b. 30 Nov., 1847. 

iv. Georgiana Rachel, b. 24 Feb., 1849 ; d. 16 Feb., 1852. 
V. Harry Vivianna, b. 21 April, 1857; d. 11 July, 1863. 

170. 

Geoege Palmee'' {Samuel,'' Elijah,^ Thomas,* Samuel,^ 
Samuel,"^ Nicholas^), born at Dana, 18 Oct., 1821; died 21 
Oct., 1865; married first (published 4 April, 1843) Fidelia Fay, 
daughter of Martin and Elizabeth (Taylor) Rogers, of Hardwick, 
Mass., born 6 March, 1818. He married second, Mary H. Wise, 
of Maiden. Residence, Minonk, 111. 
Children : 

300. i. Warren Henry,® b. 27 May, 1844. 

ii. Ella Mehetabel, b. 17 Aug., 1847 ; m. Robert Denby. 

301. iii. Frederick Parker, b. at Bristol, N. H., 2 April, 1855. 
iv. Mary Catherine, b. at Minonk, 111., 17 Dec, 1860. 

V. Sarah Emma, b. at Minonk, 111., 4 Jan., 1863 ; d. 13 Oct., 1864. 

172. 

Geoege Walkee^ {Asa,^ Elijah,^ Thomas,* Samuel,"^ Sam- 
uel,'^ Nicholas^), born at Norton, Mass., 5 Sept., 1807; died 18 
Oct., 1882 ; married in 1871 Mrs. Anna McCormick, who died a 
few years later ; no issue. 

George W. Danforth came to Illinois soon after his brother Asa, 
probably in 1838. The two brothers started the manufacture of 
furniture at Washington, 111., soon after their arrival. The first 
turning lathe used in their business was propelled by dog power. 
A general store was soon thereafter started in connection with their 
furniture factory. Merchandise was then traded for the products of 
the farmer, and wheat and hogs were the principal articles of the 
farmer's productions. To convert these articles into money, or such 
commodities as the people needed, they were hauled by teams to the 
Illinois River, a distance of 12 miles, and shipped by boat to St. 
Louis and New Orleans. There were a few flouring mills then in 
those parts, run mostly by water power, but they had all been finan- 
cially disastrous to their owners. But these men thought a better 




Mr. Asa Hamilton Danforth, 

Almon George Danforth, 

George Chester Danforth, 

Byron Danforth. 



DANFORTH GENEAOLGY. 193 

mill, better managed, would enable them to manufacture flour at a 
profit, and be better than shipping the wheat, so they set about it 
and built the mill, then the largest in Central Illinois, and for sev- 
eral years, and until they retired from active mercantile pursuits, 
their milling enterprise was successful. 

The partnership of the two brothers continued for 35 years, no 
books of account having been kept between them. 

George W. was married about the year 1870 at the age of 64 
years, to Mrs. Anna McCormick. He died a few years later, in 
Iroquois County, 111., leaving no issue. His wife survived him 
some years. 

George W. Danforth was a man of medium height, very active 
and energetic in his movements. He was of genial disposition, fond 
of his fi'iends, and always ready to discuss questions of ethics, poli- 
tics or religion. He was a democrat in his politics, and in religion 
identified with the Universalist church. 

He was public spirited, and gave liberally and freely towards the 
building of schools, churches and railroads. In an early day he 
was a captain of militia, and from that time on he was known as 
Captain Danforth. He, with his brother Asa, became largely inter- 
ested in swamp lands in Eastern and Central Illinois, from 1855 to 
1870, and he foresaw what few others at that time did, that these 
lands would be the most valuable of any in Illinois, if only they 
could be drained, and he believed they could be. He devised the 
first and most effective ditching machine known at that time — a 
machine that was drawn by oxen and a capstan — and while later 
this was superceded by dredging machines, yet thousands of acres 
of prairie inhabited by water fowl and beaver, and like animals, 
were made to produce rich harvests of grain by the use of his in- 
vention. He seemed inspired with a desire to make waste places 
productive, and to plant trees and build houses — all for those to 
come after, and not for himself, because he required little for hia 
personal use, his tastes being exceedingly simple and his personal 
requirements few. He was a far seeing, sagacious man, simple in 
habit, modest, upright, always doing something that was good to 
have done, beloved by all who knew him. He founded the town of 
Danforth, 111. 

173. 

Asa Hamilton'' (Asa,^ Elijah,^ Thomas,* Samuel,^ Samuel,^ 
Nicholas^), born at Norton, Mass., 4 June, 1813; died 29 Nov., 
1890; married at Pekin, 111., 25 Feb., 1839, Catherine Ariana Ru- 
pert, of Point Pleasant, Macon Co., Va., b. 3. Dec, 1819. 

When 21 years old he went with his brother George to Milford, Pa., 



3U2. 


1. 


303. 


ii. 




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iv. 



194 DANTORTH GENEALOGY. 

and soon after to Coshocton, O., where they engaged in the manu- 
facture of Fan mills for the farmers. He travelled on foot to Pe- 
oria, 111., a distance of 400 miles or more; George joined him, and 
they were prominent in the building up of the town of Washington, 
near by. [See previous article]. He established a banking house 
at Washington, which has been continued by his sons. 
Children : 

Almon George,^ b. 8 Dec, 1840. 

Henry Rupert, b. 3 Nov., 1842. 

Lemuel Elon, b. 9 Aug., 1845 ; d. 31 Oct., 1866. 

Harriet Cordelia, b. 9 Dec, 1848 ; m. 9 Dec, 1868, Her- 
man Walterford Snow, son of Thomas and Caroline (Wilbur) 
Snow, of Russelville, Ky., b. 9 Dec, 1848. 

Extract from Congressional Directory — 52d Congress : 

Herman W. Snow, of Sheldon, Ills., was born in LaPorte co., Ind., July, 
3, 1836 ; was brought up in Ky., until he was 13 years old; worked on a 
farm 5 years ; educated himself ; taught school several years ; was admitted 
to the bar ; enlisted as a private in the 139th III. Volunteer Infantry ; served 
in His., Mo. and Ky., and rose to the rank of Captain ; after expiration of 
enlistment re-enlisted in the 151st 111. Infantry, and rose to the rank of 
Lieutenant-Colonel ; served in many of the Southern States, and was Pro- 
vost-Marshal-General of Georgia on Major-General Steedman's staff ; was 
with his regiment when Brigadier-General Wofford surrendered 10,400 Con- 
federate troops to Steedman at Kingston, Ga. ; at the expiration of service, 
resumed teaching in the Chicago High School for 3 years ; was elected to 
the Ills, legislature ; traveled extensively in the U. S, ; studied Latin, Greek 
and French; was elected to the 53d Congress as a Democrat, receiving 
15,427 votes, against 14,480 votes for Lewis E. Payson, Republican, and 
793 votes for O. W. Stewart, Prohibitionist, and 93 votes scattering. Was 
elected Sergeant at arms of the 53d Congress, and served two years and a 
half. 

Children of Herman W. and Harriet C. (Danforth) Snow : 

1. Katherine Florence Snow, b. 20 Sept., 1869 ; m. 29 Jan., 

1902, Hibbard Osborne Davis, only son of Mr. W. O. 
Davis, of Bloomington, 111. ; he is managing editor of 
the Bloomington Pantagraph. 

2. Lemuel Danforth Snow, b. 20 April, 1873 ; m. 5 Oct., 

1898, Virgie Minerva, dau. of Barton Bishopp, b. 13 
March, 1874. 

3. George Frederick Snow, b. 30 April, 1876. 

4. Portia Snow, b. 11 July, 1888. 

V. Caroline Henkel, b. 5 June, 1854; m. 24 May, 1877, Zorah 
E. Patrick, M.D., of Chicago, 111. 

Children of Zorah E. and Caroline H. (Danforth) Patrick : 

1. Gertrude Genevieve Patrick, b. 6 Nov., 1879. 

2. Cordelia Patrick, b. 10 Jan., 1881. 

vi. Catherine May, b. 12 June, 1860; m. in 1880, Leicester S. 
Rupert. Ch: Emily Rush Rupert, b. 18 Nov., 1881. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 195 

174. 

Henry Williams^ {Benjamin,^ Elijah^^ Thomas^* Samuel^^ 
Samuel,'^ Nicholas^), born in Nassau, N. Y., 14 Jan., 1823; 
married 24 Jan., 1844, Mariah, daughter of John and Sarah (Why- 
land) Peck, born in Poestenkill, N. Y., 18 Dec, 1823. She died 
30 July, 1901. Residence, Troy, N. Y. 
Children : 

i. Emma Philotte,* b. 25 Sept., 1846 ; m. 5 July, 1887, Forestus 
Darwin Emerson, a native of Chelmsford. Child : Rebecca 
Darwin Emerson, d. in infancy. Residence, Glens Falls, N. Y. 

ii. Henry Williams, b. 26 Oct., 1848. 
304. iii. Lysander Benjamin, b. 13 Feb., 1854. 

iv. Mary Agnes, b. 31 May, 1856; a school teacher. 

V. Susan J., b. 25 July, 1858 ; d. 22 March, 1860. 

vi. Harriet Jones, b. 14 Aug., 1860 ; m, 10 May, 1887, Lindley 
Willis, son of James C. and Lois (Eastman) Dean, b. in Ver- 
gennes, Vt. Residence, Fitchburg. 
Children : 

1. Warren Danforth Dean, d. in infancy. 

2. Danforth J. Dean, d. in infancy. 

3. Henry Danforth Dean, b. 15 May, 1895. 
vii. Ida Baldwin, b. 18 Oct., 1864. 

176. 

John' (^amuel,^ John^^ Thomas,* Samuel,^ Samuel,^ Nich- 
olas^), horn at Norwich, Conn., 15 Nov., 1798 ; died 3 Nov., 1878 ; 
married first, 9 Nov., 1822, Mercy Metcalf, born in 1803, died 15 
March, 1860. He married second, in Nov., 1861, in Salem, Colum- 
biana CO., Mrs. Rebecca Kinnsman ; she died 24 Jan., 1863. He 
resided till 1834 at Litchfield, then in New York, and then at Ells- 
worth, O. 

Children : 

i. Lucy E.,^ b. 13 April, 1824; m. first, in Goshen, Mahbning Co., 
O.. 27 June, 1848 (his second wife), Humphrey Owen, b. in 
1799 ; d. 24 Jan., 1863 ; m. second, 29 March, 1865, O. F, 
Matthews. 

Children of Humphrey and Lucy E. (Danforth) Owen : 

1. George Hull Owen, b. 16 May, 1849. 

2. William Walter Owen, ], f,. •llfi'l 
8. Walter William Owen, ) ' ^ ' 

4. Charles Albert Owen, b. 4 Aug., 1853. 

5. John Danforth Owen, b. 8 Aug., 1855. 

The above were burnt to death 12 March, 1860. 

6. Gyrus Reuben Oiven, b. 14 T)ec., 1857 ; res. Diamond, 0. 

7. Thomas Edwin Owen, b. 2 March, 1860. 



196 DANTORTH GENEALOGY. 

8. Martha Ellen Owen, b. 12 June, 1862, u. 13 Oct., 1878 ; 
m. 1 July, 1878, John Diehl. 
CliUd of O. F. and Lucy E. (Danforth) (Owen) 
Matthews : 
1, Alice Wilhelmina Matthews, b, 19 March, 1867 ; 
m. Geo. Eschurode ; res. Trumbull Co., 0. 

ii. Sarah E., b. 6 Oct., 1825 ; d. 21 Dec, 1857 ; m. James Arm- 
strong (on old homestead, Ellsworth). 

Children of James and Sarah E. (Danforth) Armstrong: 

1. Fi^ed H. Armstrong, b. in 1854. 

2. Mary E. Armstrong, b. 10 June, 1855 ; m. 8 July, 1873, 

Richard N. Quay, of Salem, Columbiana Co., O., b. 
1 May, 1854. Ch. : (1) William Alexander Quay, 
b. 10 June, 1874; (2) John Hammond Quay, b. 13 
Feb., 1876; (3) Joseph Howard Quay, b. 9 Aug., 
1878; (4) Melvin Roy Quay, b. 19 June, 1882; (5) 
Ella Jane Quay, b. 20 March, 1884. 

3. Jared H. Armstrong, b. in 1857 ; res. Patmos. 

iii. George H., b. 13 June, 1827, d. 3 Nov., 1833. 

305. iv. Samuel C, b. 20 July, 1829. 

V. William, b. 10 Aug., 1832 ; d. 25 Sept., 1833. 

vi. Harriet M.,b. 21 Aug., 1834; m. Napoleon Piatt. He is dead. 
She res. 175 W. McCarthy St., Indianapolis. 

vii. Edwin, b. 27 March, 1837 ; lives with his bro.-in-law, James 
Armstrong, on old homestead, Ellsworth. 

viii. Phebe, b. 19 June, 1839 ; d. 30 July, 1874; m. Wm. H. Cattell, 
tel. operator, Mattoon, HI. Ch. : 1. George Cattell ; 2. How- 
ard Cattell ; 3. Deborah Cattell. 

ix. Hannah E., b. 1 April, 1842 ; d. 10 Oct., 1843. 

X. John D., b. 14 Oct., 1845 ; d. 14 May, 1864 ; in 125 Reg. Ohio 
Vols, in Sherman's march to the sea ; kUled in battle. 
• 

178. 

Joseph H.'' {Joseph,^ Tliomas,^ Thomas,* Jonathan,^ Jona- 
than,'^ Nicholas'), born at Jaffrey, N. H., 19 Nov., 1787; died 
30 Dec, 1870; lived some time in Chester, Vt. ; removed to 
Wethersfield, Vt., where his children were all born. He married, 
21 March, 1816, Margaret O'Brien, born in Schenectady, N. Y., 
18 Jan., 1793, died in 1883. 

Children : 

i. Franklin,^ b. 9 May, 1817 ; d. 9 May, 1817. 

306. ii. James D., b. 20 Nov., 1818. 

iii. Charles M., b. 31 March, 1821 ; d. 14 Feb., 1852. 
iv. George, b. 23 June, 1823 ; d. 23 July, 1823. 
V. Louisa C, b. 12 Feb., 1825 ; now resides at Wethersfield Bow. 
She took charge of the postoffice in 1851, was commissioned 



DANTORTH GENEALOGY. 197 

Post Mistress in May, 1852, and filled the office with the appro- 
\al of the Department and the confidence and praise of her 
neighbors ^/?/>5/ years, resigning in Sept., 1901. [See Boston 
Globe, Sept. 21, 1901.] 
vi. Sarah E., b. 15 March, 1827; m. 25 Dec, 1851, Joseph B. 
Richardson, of Northtield, Vt. 

Children of Joseph B. and Sarah E. (Danforth) Richard- 
son : 

1. Mary L. Richardson, b. 9 Dec, 1852. 

2. Harriet. E. Richardson, b. 12 April, 1854; d. 4 

Aug., 1861. 

3. Katharine D. Richardson, b. 12 March, 1868. 

vii. Franklin, b. 13 Aug., 1829 ; d. 16 July, 1859. 
viii. William H., b. 2 Nov., 1831 ; d. 28 Nov., 1843. 
ix. Margaret A., b. 12 Dec, 1834; d. 21 Sept., 1861. 

179. 

Thomas' {Joseph,^ Thomas,^ Thomas,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,'^ 
Nicholas'), born at Sprino-field, Vt., 20 Oct., 1788 ; died 31 May, 
1857 ; married, 12 Oct., 1814, Hannah Amanda Sterne, born in 
Clareraont, N. H., 25 Sept., 1797, died 10 May, 1869, in Boston. 

Children : 

307. i. Thomas HENRY,^b. in Claremont, 12 Aug., 1815 ; d. in Boston, 

1 Aug., 1877. 

308. ii. Charles Frederick, b. in Claremont, 12 Feb., 1817; d. 28 

Aug., 1863. 

309. iii. William Mortimer, b. in Woodstock, 17 Dec, 1819 ; d. 7 May, 

1884. 
iv. Helen Maria, b. in Woodstock, 12 March, 1822; d. 16 Aug., 

1883; m. first, Francis Carr Germon ; m. second, Geo. F. H. 

Youngs, of N. Y. 
V. Mary Ann, b. in Woodstock, 18 June, 1824; d. in Woodstock, 

7 Oct., 1825. 
vi. Mary Louisa, b. in Woodstock, 8 June, 1826 ; m. 19 Dec, 1841, 

James M., son of James and Mary (Curtis) Stevens, of Rye, 

N. H., b. in Boston, 22 May, 1821. 

Children of James M. and Mary Louisa (Danforth) 
Stevens : 

1. George Edward Stevens, b. in Boston, 30 March, 

1842; d. 11 Aug., 1843. 

2. Harriet Stevens, b. 4 April, 1845 ; m. (1)7 June, 

1866, Charles O., son of Albert and Susan Ed- 
wards, b. in Boston in 1844. She m. (2) 7 June, 
1877, Eugene A., son of Samuel and Mary Jack- 
son, b, in West Roxbury, 1837. 

3. Caroline Trowbridge Stevens^ b. 24 June, 1850 ; d. 

3 March, 1852. 



198 DAKFORTH GENEALOGY. 

4. Helen Louisa Stevens, b, 10 March, 1853. 

5. Caroline Goodman Stevens, b. 20 Sept., 1859 ; d. 1 

Oct., 1859. 

6. Charles Henry Stevens, b. 7 March, 1861 ; m. 5 

March, 1884, Jenny Gibbs, b. in Bath, Me, 

310. vii. George Alexakder, b. in Woodstock, 17 Aug., 1828. 

311. viii. Edward Warren, b. in Woodstock, 28 Aug., 1830; d. in 

Boston, 6 July, 1882. 
ix. Emeline, b, in Woodstock, 27 Nov., 1832 ; married first, Ed- 
ward W. Delaney, (son of William), born in Cambridge. 
Children : 1. Edward Curtis Bailey Delaney, b. in Boston, 
11 Feb., 1854; 2. Julia Delaney, b. 17 June, 1856; 3, James 
Henry Delaney, b. 7 May, 1858 ; 4. Eugene Delaney. Mr. 
Delaney died in 1831. She married second, John Block, of 
New York City ; she d. 27 Nov., 1832. 

179a.. 

John Warren^ {Joseph,^ Thomas," Thomas,* Jonathan^^ 
Jonathan,"" Nicholas^), born in Wethersfield, Vt., 10 May, 1811 ; 
died 10 Aug., 1875; married, 26 Jan., 1847, Mary, daughter of 
Henderson and Bethiah (Nesbitt) Gaylord, of Plymouth, Pa., bom 
23 Sept., 1826. 

He removed first to Tolland, Conn., then to Buffalo, N. Y ; then, 
about 1836, to Hartford, Conn., and resided there. 

He and his brother William H. formed a partnership as whole- 
sale grocers, which lasted until the death of the latter, after which 
he conducted the business alone. 

Children (two eldest died in infancy) : 

i. Ella,^ b. 4 Aug., 1850 ; resides in Hartford, 
ii. Kate, b. 17 Sept., 1853 ; d. 29 July, 1860. 
iii. Mary, b. 23 Aug., 1862 ; m. 14 Jan., 1891, Charles Austin, 
son of Henry and Anna (Church) Pease, of Hartford, Conn., 
b. 6 Oct., 1857. 
311-1. iv. Joseph Warren, b. 30 March, 1866; moved to New York 
City in 1897 ; member of the firm of Simpson & Hendee, 
grain dealers, and member of the N. Y. Produce Exchange ; 
m. 10 Oct., 1898, Maude Hough Welles, dau. of Harmon 
and Julia (Lane) Hough, of San Francisco, Cal. 
Child : 

John Warren^ b. 9 Oct., 1899. 

1796. 

William Huntington^ {Joseph, ^ Thomas^, Thomas,* Jona- 
than,^ Jonathan,^ Nicholas^),* born in Wethersfield, Vt., in Sept. 
1812 ; died in Hartford, Conn., in Dec. 1860 ; married Sarah Willey. 

* This article corrects the statement on page 114. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 199 

Children : 

i, Georoe,^ b. about 1841 ; res. at Scranton, Pa. 

ii. Edward, b. about 1845; became a clergyman; at one time 

missionary and agent on Indian reservation ; later res. in 

New York city. 



180. 

Stearns^ (John,^ Thomas,^ Thomas,* Jonathan^ Jonatlian^^ 
Nicliolas^^, born in Billerica about 1798; married first, Lydia, 
daughter of Jotham Blood. He married second, April 28, 1833, 
Sophronia Gould, of Charlestowu. He resided successively at 
Concord, Woburu, Charlestown and Billerica, as w^e learn from 
the records of his sons' marriages and from deeds of land ; was 
"of Lowell " in 1833, and " of Charlestown " in 1834. 

He sold, 1 Jan., 1834, "part of the homestead farm of Jotham 
Blood, late of Concord, being that part which was set off as the 
portion of his eldest daughter Lydia Blood." 

Children : 

311«. i. Amariah,^ b. "at Concord" about 1819. 

312. ii. Edwin S., b. " at Woburn " about 1840. 

313. iii. Robert H., b. "at Charlestown" in 1833. 

314. iv. Albert H., b. about 1835 "in Billerica." 



181. 

Silas^ (JoAw,® Thomas,^ Thomas,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ 
Nicholas^), born in Billerica, 8 Feb., 1800; died in Little Falls, 
N. Y., 7 May, 1847 ; married, 21 Dec, 1826, at Enfield, N. H., 
by Rev. Mr. Cowles, Alpa, daughter of John and Dolly (Coch- 
ran) Bean, born in Enfield, N. H., 13 Feb., 1804, died at Eaton, 
N. Y., 8 Feb., 1872. 
Children : 

i. Hester Ann,^ b. in Enfield, 21 Nov., 1827 ; d. in Eaton, N. Y., 
4 Dec, 1866 ; m. in June, 1864, Casimir Pardoe, b. in Paris, 
France ; resides at Eaton, N. Y. 
Child : 

Arthur Milton Pardoe, b. 12 Sept., 1866; a druggist at 
Cortland, N. Y. 

ii. PniLOSSA Marie, b. in Enfield, N. H., 1 Oct., 1829; d. in 

Eaton, N. Y., 24 Nov., 1877. 
iii. Susan Amerilla, b. in Lyndon, Vt., 14- Nov., 1831 ; m. at 

Hamilton, N. Y., 28 May,' 1854, Henry Clark Palmer. 



200 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

Children of Henry C. and Susan A. (Danforth) Palmer : 

1. Henry Danforth Palmer, b. at Eaton, N. Y.. 27 May, 

1855 ; proprietor of hotel at Monmouth, 111. 

2. William Wallace Palmer, b. 22 April, 1857 ; a mer- 

chant at Eaton. 

3. Cora S. Palmer, b. 2 July, 1858 ; m. at West Eaton, 

1 Sept., 1881, Charles Fuller Clark, a physician at 
Dunlap, la. 

Child : Mildred Clark, b. 8 Dec, 1882. 

4. Ephrai7n Clark Palmer, b. 19 June, 1860. 

5. Waller V. Palmer, b. 15 June, 1870. 

iv. Elvira Rachel, b. in Kirby, Vt., 14 Aug., 1833; m. 3 June, 
1855, William Robert Dellow, b. 2 April, 1834; res. Mara- 
thon, N. Y. ; cabinet maker. 

Children of Wm. R. and Elvira R. (Danforth) Dellow: 

1. Frank Sidney Be/low, b, 7 Dec, 1857 ; m. 12 Oct., 

1881, Susan Ogden, b. in 1856. . 
Child : Frank Ogden Dellow. 

2. Frederick S. Dellow, h. 8 Oct., 1859. 

3. Harriet L. Delloio, b. 9 May, 1869. 

V. Matilda Mercy, b. in Kirby, Vt., 9 July, 1835; d. in East 

Saginaw, Mich., 23 March, 1879 ; m. in Hamilton, N. Y., 

12 Sept., 1854, Erastus Fisk Wellington, son of Fisk W, of 

West Eaton, N. Y. ; res, in East Saginaw, Mich. ; salesman. 

Children of Erastus Fisk and Matilda Mercy (Danforth) 

Wellington : 

1. Charles Erastus Wellington, b. 20 Aug., 1855 ; m. 

in East Saginaw, 12 Jan., 1880, Ettie Gibbs, 
b. in Detroit, Mich,, in 1856. 

Child : Earl Wellington Gibbs, b. at East Sa- 
ginaw, 7 Dec, 1882. 

2. Alice Jane Wellington, b. in Hamilton, 25 March, 

1859. 

315. vi. Silas Lorenzo, b. at Root, N. Y.. 28 Sept., 1838. 

vii. Helena Agnes, b. in Glen, N. Y., 30 June, 1840 : m. in Cin- 
cinnatus, Cortland co., 5 Sept., 1874, Andrew II. AVhitmarsh, 
b. in Smithville, Chenango co., N. Y. ; res. Cortland. 

Children of Andrew H. and Helena Agnes (Danforth) 
Whitmarsh : 

1. Mahel S. Whitmarsh, b. in AVillitt, 10 Aug., 1875. 

2. Ira Danforth Whitmarsh, b. in Cortland, 14 Aug., 

1878. 

3. Arthur Earl Whitmarsh, b. in Cortland, 14 Nov., 

1880. 

4. Harry P. Whitmarsh, b. in Cortland, 30 Oct., 1883 ; 

d. 23 May, 1884. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 201 

viii. Melissa Frances, b. at St. Johnsville, N, Y., 21 March, 1843 ; 

d. 2 April, 1843. 
ix. Julia Augusta, b. 1 March, 1844; m. first, at Eaton, N. Y., 
in 1867, Sylvester, son of David and Phebe (Lucas) Gilmore, 
b. 11 April, 1820. He was a mechanic ; resided at Oriskany 
Falls, Oneida co., N. Y. She m. second, Lucas. Resi- 
dence (1893), Topeka, Kansas. 

Children of Sylvester and Julia Augusta (Danforth) Gil- 
more : 

1. Derivood Sylvester Gilmore, b. 12 Nov., 1868. 

2. Norman Lynn Gilmore, b. 26 Feb., 1872. 

3. Howard Danforth Gilmore, b. 14 March, 1876. 

4. Reba Evelina Gilmore, b. 19 March, 1878. 

316. X. Milton Emery, b. 7 Aug., 1846, at Little Falls. 



182. 

Benjamin Franklin' (Thomas,^ Thomas,'^ Thomas,* Jona- 
than,^ Jonathan,^ Nicholas^), born 11 April, 1801; died 15 
April, 1887 ; married 15 May, 1828, Lydia, daughter of Jonathan 
and Lydia (Dow) Cass, of Candia, N. H., born 14 Sept., 1801, 
died 28 July, 1888. He resided at Riudge, N. H. : was a farmer; 
captain of "The Rindge and JafFrey Cavalry Company " four years. 
Children : 

317. i. Benjamin Franklin,'' b. 10 Feb., 1826. 

ii. Abigail Davis, b. 3 May, 1835 ; m. Dexter Dickinson, of 
Keene, N. H., since res. at Aurora, 111. 
Children of Dexter and Abigail Davis (Danforth) Dickinson : 

1. Cora Frances Dickinson. 

2. Charles Dickinson. 

3. Edward Dickinson. 

iii. Lydia Ann, b. 21 June, 1836; d, 14 April, 1884 ; m. at Fitch- 
burg, 25 March, 1863, Charles Sumner Walton, a miller, of 
Rindge, N. H., b. at New Ipswich, N. H., 3 April, 1837. 
Children of Charles S. and Lydia A. (Danforth) Walton: 

1. William Henry Walton, b. 10 Aug., 1866; m. 20 

Sept., 1886, Harriet Angus, of Worcester. 

2. Harriet Amanda Walton, b. 29 Dec, 1869 ; m. Frank 

Farmer of Princeton. 

3. Ellen Frances Walton, b. 4 Aug., 1874; d. 1 Jan., 

1875. 

4. Herbert Dexter Walton, b. 24 Oct., 1876. 

iv. Irene Amanda, b. 26 Oct., 1840 ; m. James Emery Carr, b. 30 
Dec, 1833, son of Emery and Abby (Rice) Carr ; res. New 
Ipswich, N. H., near Rindge line, where he has a sawmill. 



202 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 



183. 



John' (Thomas,^ Thornas,^ Thomas,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ 
Mcholas'), born at Eindge, N. H., 3 March, 1806 ; died 22 Sept., 
1843, at Lowell; married Sophia Haynes, of Waltham. She sur- 
vived her husband ; was appointed guardian of her children Charles, 
" aged 7," and Mary Ellen, " aged 5," Dec. 2, 1845. She died in 
Oct., 1873. 

Children : 

318. i. Charles Henry,* b. 24 Aug., 1839. 

ii. Mary Ellen, b. in 1841 ; d. 28 July, 1860 ; m. George Bailey, 

of St. Johnsbiiry. 
iii. Sophia. 

184. 

Jonathan'' {Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ Jonathan,'^ Jonathan,^ 
Jonathan,"^ jSficholas* ), horn in Hollis, N. H., 27 July, 1772; 
died in spring of 1854 " aged 84 " ; married 2 Feb., 1797, Mary or 
Polly Sinclair, who died about 1819. Removed to Danville, Vt. 
Children. (" They had twelve ") : 

Jonathan."^ 
Ebenezer, b. 1802. 
James, b. 3 July, 1805. 

Matilda, m. Richard Hawley ; res. Elkhart, Ind. 
Cynthia, m. Hiram Houghton. 
Chester. 

Betsey, m. Lyman Harvey, Barnet, Vt. 
viii. Harriet, m. Owen White ; they had four children, one of whom, 
Harriet, m. Curtis Woods ; res. Barnet, Vt. 
322. ix. Calvin. 

184«. 

Leonard' {Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ Jonathan,* Jonathan,^ 
Jonathan,"" Nicholas'), born 9 April, 1777; died 9 Feb., 1850; 

married Mary, daughter of William and (Campbell) Henry, 

born 11 Sept., 1780. 

Children, all born in Danville : 

333a. i. Leonard,* b. 24 Aug., 1801. 

ii. Lewis, b. 19 Feb., 1803 ; m. Mary Judkins. 
iii. Mary, b. 22 May, 1805 ; m. John Sargent, 
iv. Betsey, b. 21 April, 1809 ; d. early. 

V. Betsey, b. 7 March, 1811 ; m. first, Jason Eaton Judkins, son of 
James and Betsey (Bowers), b. 26 June, 1811; d. 9 March, 
1869. She m. second, Gray. 



319. 


i. 


320. 


ii. 


321. 


iii. 




iv. 




V. 




vi. 




vii 



DA>nFORTH GENEALOGY. 203 

Children of Jason Eaton and Betsey (Danfortli) Judkins: 

1. 3Iary J. Judkins, b. 23 Oct., 1840; m. 2 March, 

1867, William, son of Peter and Margaret (Lor- 
ing) Lindsay. 

2. Hai-vey D. Judkins, b. 8 May, 1843 ; m. May, 1866, 

Narcissa, dau. of Royal Scott ; she d. 12 March, 
1886. 

3. Ellen M. Judkins, b. 28 Oct., 1845 ; m. 28 Oct., 1866, 

William Smith. 

4. James Judkins, m. Delia Miller. 

5. Drury A. Judkins, b. 8 Dec, 1849 ; d. 23 Feb., 1887 ; 

m. Emma Heath. 

6. John M. Judkins, b. 31 July, 1851 ; m. 15 Nov., 1875, 

Dorothy Harney, dau. of Peter Harney. 

7. George C. Judkins, b. 30 Dec, 1853 ; d. 29 June, 

1879 ; m, 1874, Anna Noyes. 

8. Martha 1. Judkins, b. 9 Nov., 1857; m. 25 Dec, 

1886, Edw. L. Farrer. 

9. Miranda A. Judkins, b. 3 Aug., 1859; m. 11 Oct., 

1881, John D. Lang, son of John and Nancy 
(Somers) Lang. 

vi. Louisa, b. 29 Jan., 1813 ; m. Col. Wm. Harrison Harris, 
3225. vii. Albert Griswold, b. 31 Dec, 1814. 

viii. Florinda Morse, b. 15 Jan., 1817; m. 14 April, 1842, Alvin, 
son of John and Cynthia (Chamberlin) Bolton, b. at Danville, 
14 Jan., 1817, d. 13 Feb., 1862. 
Children of Alvin and Florinda M. (Danforth) Bolton : 

1. Henry D. Bolton, b. 31 May, 1844 ; m. (1) Hannah 

Flanders, dau. of Royal and Hannah (Jacobs) 
Blodgett, b. 1843, d. 25 Feb., 1878. He m. (2) 3 
Nov., 1880, Jane L., dau. of John and Janette 
(Leitch) Adams, b. 7 July, 1844. 

2. Eugene P. Bolton, b. 11 Sept., 1846; m. at Osaka, 

Minn., 9 April, 1872, Lillian Culver, b. Brooklyn, 
N. Y. 

3. Ahby W. Bolton, b. 14 May, 1849 ; m. 17 Aug., 1872, 

Richard W. Haynes. 

4. Martin S. Bolton, b. 9 June, 1855 ; m. 3 July, 1879, 

Helen S., dau. of Orin and Randilla (Wheeler) 
Brown. 

ix. Henry Cammell, b. 14 Jan., 1819 ; m. Irene Dearborn. 
322c. X. Harvey Blanchard, b. 20 Jan., 1821. 

xi. DiANTHE Jane, b. 20 Dec, 1823 ; m. George Corser. 



185. 

Captain David' {Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ Jona- 
than,^ Jonathan,^ Nicholas^), born in Hollis, N. H., 15 May, 



204 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

1779 ; died about 1832-3 ; resided at Fort Covington, Franklin 
ec, N. Y. ; married Paulina (Polly) Richmond, born about 1807 ; 
died in 1886. 

Children : 

i. Nancy Maria,* m. George Bremmer, of Alburg, Grand Isle cc, 
Vt. ; d. in 1889 in bis 90th year ; went first to Bombay 
(Franklin co.), N, Y., then to Brasher (St. Lawrence co.), 
then to Plover ( Portage co.), Wis. She d. in 1886 in her 79th 
year. 
Children of George and Nancy M. (Danforth) Bremmer: 

1. Adelia Bremmer, m. Burns, res. Bombay 

(Franklin co.), N. Y. 

2. George D. Bremmer, drowned («. 25) in Wisconsin 

river. 

3. William Wallace Bremmer, A. (ae. 25) of consumption. 

4. Sheridan Oscar Bremmer, res. Plover, Wis. 

5. Adelia Bremmer. 

6. Clara Eudora Bremmer, m. B. F. Felch, atty. at 

law, Valentine, Neb. Ch. : Mrs. Ella U. Rowley, 
of Kennedy, Neb., and Mr. P. G. Felch, of Edge- 
mont, So. Dak. 

7. James Alexander Bremmer, m. ; res. Stevens 

Plains, Wis. 

8. Helen Elizabeth Bremmer, m. A. McAulay. 

9. ( Julius. 
10. ( Juliet. 

ii. Richmond. 

iii. Caroline, m. Brodwell. 

iv. Alzina (Alsinah), m. Cowen, res. Rhinelander, Wis. 

V. David. 

vi. Clarissa, m. Col. J. S. Albou ; died ; both buried in Plover 

cemetery, 
vii. Henry. 
viii. George. 
ix. Delilah Paulina, m. Hall, res. Menosa, Winnebago co., 

Wis. 

186. 

Luther'^ {Jonathan,^ Jonathan^^ Jonathan^* Jonathan,^ Jo- 
nathan,^ Nicholas'), born 23 Oct., 1781; died 4 April, 1857; 
married 14 June, 1807, Henrietta Ellsworth, born 1 May, 1786, 
died 2 April, 1841. Three of his sons became ministers and two 
daughters married ministers. Residence, Fort Covington, N. Y. 
Children : 

i. Harriet,* b. 12 April, 1808; d. 11 June, 1847; m. 26 Dec, 
1830, Cornelius Stafford. 



DANTORTH GENEALOGY. 206 

Children of Cornelius and Harriet (Danforth) Stafford: 

1. Cortland Calvin Stafford. 

2. Henry Stafford. 

3. Emily Stafford. 

4. Adeline Stafford. 

ii. Calvin, b. 28 Nov., 1809 ; became a clero^ymau ; d, iu Florida, 

15 May, 1839. 
iu. Emily Susan, b. 26 July, 1811 ; d. 30 Jan., 1830. 
iv. Paulina, b. 7 March, 1813 ; m. 21 Aug., 1832, Rev. George C. 

Woodruff. 

Children of George C. and Paulina (Danforth) Woodruff: 

1. Elizabeth J. Woodrvff, b. 25 Feb., 1837. 

2. Leroy E. Woodruff, b. 13 Oct., 1839. 

3. Mary J. Woodruff b. 18 April, 18—. 

4. Gertrude S. Woodruff, b. 16 Aug., 1850. 

5. George H. Woodruff, b. 15 Oct., 1853. 

V. Betsey Rebecca, b. 12 March, 1815; d. 1 June, 1884; m. 
31 May, 1838, Rev. Thomas Richey ; he d. 10 July, 1892. 
Children of Thomas and Betsey Rebecca (Danforth) Richey : 

1. Calvin Danforth Richey, b. 16 May, 1839. 

2. James Melvin Richey, b. 29 July, 1842. 

3. Thomas Melville Richey, b. 22 Nov., 1843. 

4. Elizabeth Embury Richey, b. 17 June, 1846; resides in 

Watertown, N. Y. 

5. William Wilbur Richey, b. 27 Dec, 1848. 

6. Harriet Alice Richey, b. 14 Sept., 1855. 

vi. Elvira, b. 3 June, 1817, d. 1 Oct., 1865; m. 7 Feb., 1841, 
Charles P. Winters. 

Children of Charles P. and Elvira (Danforth) Winters: 

1. Mary Louisa Winters, b. 13 March, 1842. 

2. George W. Wi?i(ers, b. 29 March, 1847. 

3. Horace Melvin Winters, b. 12 July. 1850. 

4. Harriet Ada Winters, b. 9 July, 1853. 

323. vii. Luther Warren, b. 17 Sept., 1819. 

viii. Maria Susan, b. 7 April, 1822, d. 1872 ? ; m. 7 July, 1842, 
Solon Broadwell. 

324. ix. Albon James, b. 7 Aug., 1824. 
825. X. Horace Melvin, b. 8 Nov., 1828. 
326. xi. Stanley Faber, b. 12 Aug., 1829. 

187. 

AsA^ (^Jonathan,^ Jonathan," Jonathan,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan^ 
Nicholas"), born in Hollis, N. H., U Oct., 1785; married Mir- 
anda Richmond. 
Children : 
i. Albert.* 
ii. Sophia. 



206 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 



188. 



Eli^ {David,^ Jonathmi,^ Jonathan,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan^* 
Nicholas^), boru Washington, N. H., 27 Oct., 1773 ; married Mrs. 
Lodema Bryant. No children. 

189. 

Israel^ {David,^ Jonathan,^ Jonathan,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ 
Nicholas^), born in Washington, N. H., 25 June, 1775; died at 
Norridgewock, Me., 14 Aug., 1855; married 16 Jan., 1806, 
Sarah, daughter of David and Abigail (Brigham) Waite, born in 
Marlboro', Mass., 4 Feb., 1782; died at Norridgewock, 2 Jan., 
1866. He was a saddler and tavern keeper. Removed from Wash- 
ington, N. H., to Norridgewock, Me., in 1803. 

His wife, Sally Waite, had resided in Groton, and went thence to 
Norridgewock at the age of 18, accompanying a family of the name 
of Loring. The long journey was made on horseback, the women 
and children seated on pillions behind the men. Much of the way 
was by bridle paths where there were no roads. They carried their 
provisions and encamped at night, or found shelter in the log cabin 
of a solitary settler. They settled first at Solon on the Kennebec, 
but soon went back to Norridgewock. Here the young Sally, with 
characteristic energy, supported herself by housework, spinning and 
teaching school. For the marriage, in 1806, the bridal trousseau 
was spun and woven by the bride's own hands from flax raised in the 
neighborhood. Fine linen undergarments, the products of her skill, 
are still preserved in the family, and the diapered tablecloths still in 
use. The young couple built for themselves a house, and in 1814 
opened a hotel which for 60 years was famed far and wade for its 
tidy rooms, its good beds, and its neat and wholesome cookery. 
Many a tired traveler has lengthened his day's ride to reach that de- 
sirable place of rest. Of the eleven children ten reached mature 
age. Industry and economy were habitual, and books and schools 
were considered of first importance. It is told of one of the daugh- 
ters that she was once (probably often) seen stirring with one hand 
the roasting coffee, and the other holding an open scientific book, 
while the baby sat contented in her lap. Home-made garments, 
stockings, blankets, carpets, were produced without shoddy from 
wool raised on the premises. Integrity and uprightness were taught 
by precept and example, and prosperity and the respect of the com- 
munity followed as a natural result. 
Children : 

i. Hannah,8 b. 16 Sept., 1806 ; d. 4 Nov., 1870. 

ii. Sarah, b. 1 Dec, 1807 ; d. 26 May, 1875. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 207 

iii. Martha, b. 11 April, 1809 ; d. 26 Oct., 1890. 

iv. David, b. 17 March, 1811 ; d. 17 Jan., 1884. 

327. V. Isaac, b. 20 Nov., 1812. 

328. vi. Charles, b. 1 Aug., 1815. 

329. vii. Franklin, b. 16 .luly, 1817. 

viii. Calvin, b. 26 April, 1819 ; m. Emma Davis, 
ix. Emily, b. 5 Feb., 1821. 
X. Julia, b. 14 March, 1823; d. 18 July, 1838. 
xi. George, b. 8 Feb., 1825 ; d. 27 Sept., 1826. 

190. 

David^ {David,^ Jonathan,^ Jonathan,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ 
Nicholas'), born at Washington, N. H., 25 April, 1779; lived 
with his father on the place where he was born. Married, 12 Dec., 
1804, Eleanor Haynes, of Washington. He died in Claremont, 
N. H. 

Children : 

i. David,^ b. 18 Feb., 1811 ; went south. 

ii. Hepsey (Hepzibah), b. in Oct., 1806 ; m. Thomas D. Brooks of 

Alstead, N. H. 

191. 

Jonathan^ {David, ^ Jonathan,^ Jonathan,'^ Joyiathan,'^ Jo- 
nathan,^ Nicholas'), born in Washington, N. H., 13 Feb., 1783 ; 
died 26 Nov., 1863; married first, "4 April, 1805, Martha C. 
(" Patty ") Barney, born about 1780 ; died aged 47, 27 July, 1827. 
Spent his life in his native town. 

He married second, Anna, daughter of Nathaniel Draper, born 
25 Jan., 1784; died 10 Feb., 1875. 
Children : 

i. Hannah,^ d. 10 days old. 

ii. Hannah, b. 22 April, 1803 ; m. in 1833 Samuel S. Cook of 

Bradford, N. H. ; he d. in 1872. 
iii. David, d. young, 
iv. Martha, b. 7 Feb., 1814 ; m. Joseph Parsons Hoyt of Waltham, 

Mass., b. 12 Sept., 1813. 
V. Sarah, b. 4 Oct., 1817 ; m. Harvey M. Bowman of Newport, b. 

8 July, 1818. 
vi. Jonathan Newell, b. 1 Feb., 1819 ; d. in Sept., 1846. 
vii. Isaac Newton, b. 31 March, 1821 ; d. in Providence, 25 Oct., 

1846. 

192. 

Isaac'' {David,^ Jonathan,^ Jonathan,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ 
Nicholas'), born 10 Sept., 1785; (his gravestone at Mt. Auburn 



208 DANrORTH GENEALOGY. 

says 1789) ; died at Concord, N. H., in 1862 ; married at Concord, 
N. H., 26 Oct., 1815 (intention at Boston 28 Sept., 1815), Dolly 
Hutchins of Concord, born in 1790, died in 1857. He was many 
years a wholesale grocer in Boston, removing his residence in 1854 
to Concord, N. H., where he died. In the war of 1812 was a 
member of Boston Light Infantry, on duty at Fort Strong, now 
Fort Warren. 
Children : 

330. i. James Hutchins,* b. in Boston, 7 July, 1817. 

331. ii. George Frankuin, b. in Boston, 15 July, 1819. 

ill. Elizabeth Jane, b. iu Boston, 9 July, 1821 ; d. 4 Sept., 1823. 

332. iv. Isaac Warren, b. about 1826. 

333. V. Charles Hutchins, b. 16 July [1825]. 



192«. 

Aaron^ (^Benjamin,^ JBenjamm,^ Jonathan,* Jonathan,^ Jo- 
natha7i,^ Nicholas^), born [in Tewksbury] 10 Dec, 1779; mar- 
ried 5 Feb., 1805, Sarah, daughter of Timothy and Susanna 
[Mary] (Sanders) Crosby, of Billerica, and there made his home. 
Resided in the ancient " garrison house " since owned by James 
Fletcher. He removed to Hallowell, Me., and there died 22 March, 
1872, at the home of his son, George H. The wife died 2 Jan., 
1858. 

Children : 

i. Sarah, b. 27 June, 1805 ; m. 15 March, 1829, Varnum Waugh, 
of Roxbury ; d. in Sept., 1864. Varnum Waugh, b. 3 April, 
1803, d. 30 Dec, 1880. Res. Billerica. 

Children of Varnum and Sarah (Danforth) Waugh ; 

1. Almira Spaidding Barher Waugh, b. 17 June, 1832 ; 

m. 4 April, 1855, Moses Albert, son of Moses Hatch 
and Charlotte ( Cahoon) Swift, b. in Taunton, 4 April, 
1832. 

2. Sylvester Danforth Waugh, b. 19 April, 1834; m. 3 

June, 1860, Sarah A. Scott, b. at St. Croix, N. S. 

383a. ii. Aaron, b. 17 Oct., 1807 ; lived in Portland, Me. ; m. EUzabeth 
S., dau. of Nathaniel and Annie (Mitchell) Cobb., b. in P., 8 
Oct., 1813 ; d. 16 March, 1877. 
iii. Sylvester, b. 29 Sept., 1809 ; d. 21 June, 1833. 
334. iv. Charles, b. 27 Dec, 1811. 

V. Mary Ann, b. 10 Aug., 1814; m. 30 Nov., 1837, David C 
Webber, of Halifax, N. S. ; d. 20 April, 1848. 

Children of David C. and Mary A. (Danforth) Webber: 

1. Lucy Ann Webber, d. in childhood. 

2. Harriet Maria Webber, d. in childhood. 



DANTORTH GENEALOGY. 209 

vi. Susan Crosby, b. 6 Nov., 1816; m. Nathaniel Webber Hastings 
of Roxbury, b. 3 Jan., 1817, son of Josepli and Melinda 
(Livermore) Hastings. Residence, Tannton. 

Children of Nathaniel W. and Susan C. (Danforth) Hastings: 

1. Francis Bernard Hastings, b. 8 Feb., 1845. 

2. Joseph Henry Hastings, b. 18 March, 1847 ; m. 12 

June, 1872, Sarah Ann, dau. of Thomas and Sarah 
Ann (Burley) Reynolds, b. 30 April, 1845. 

3. Susan Hastings, b. 18 Feb., 1852. 

4. Frances Almira Hastings, b. 17 June, 1855 ; m. 7 

Sept., 1878, Samuel Adams, son of James Granville 
and Julia (Adams) Young, b. 10 Jan., 1852. 

5. Lvcy Ann Hastings, b. 3 May, d. 6 Oct., 1857. 

6. William Hastings, b. 31 Aug., 1859, d. 21 Aug., 1862. 

vii. Abigail Jaquith, b. 2 Feb., 1819; m. 21 Nov., 1843, Amos, 
son of Amos and Lydia (Needham) Marston, b. at Tewksbury, 
13 Jan., 1817. 

Children of Amos and Abigail J. (Danforth) Marston : 

1. Hannah Maria Marston, b. 4 Jan., 1845 ; d. 24 March, 

1865. 

2. Charles David Marston, b. 6 Jan., 1846. 

3. Larldn Jefferson Marston,h. 3 Dec, 1847. 

4. Willian Henry Marston, b. 23 Oct., 1849 ; m. in Feb., 

1879, Emma Alice Chase, of Billerica. 

5. John Brarity Marston, b. 6 Aug., 1851 ; d. y. 

6. John Brarity Marston, b. 26 Aug., 1853 ; m. in 1856, 

Abby Maria Fuller, b. in Billerica, d. in 1877. 

7. Lydia Ann Marston, b. 6 Aug., 1855; m. May, 1873, 

Albert Brown Chapman, of Tewksbury. 

8. George Edwin Marston, b. 3 Oct., 1857 ; d. 13 April, 

1865. 

9. Abby Ellen Marston, b. 10 July, 1860 ; d. 12 March, 

1865. 
10. Dudley Amos Marston, b. 14 Feb., 1863; d. 4 Feb., 
1864. 

viii. Hannah Maria, b. 25 Dec, 1822 ; d. 18 March, 1839. 
ix. Caroline Louisa, b. 22 June, 1825; d. 28 Feb., 1845. 

335. X. George Henry, b. 14 Feb., 1827. 

xi. Joseph Bernard, b. 15 April, d. 8 Dec, 1829. 

336. xii. Joseph Varnum, b. 2 May, 1831. 

193. 

Jonathan' {Jonathan,^ Benjamin,^ Jonathan,'^ Jonathan,^ 
Jonathan,'^ Nicholas^ )^ born in Hillsboro, N. H., 5 May, 1788; 
died 22 Dec, 187(i; married first, 29 Nov., 1814, Catherine 
Duncklee, of Greenfield, born 11 Dec, 1786; died 26 May, 1838. 
He married second, 21 June, 1840, Betsey Austin of Hillsboro, 



210 DANTORTH GENEALOGY. 

born 1 July, 1793, died 5 March, 1863. He was a shoemaker ; re- 
sided in Hills1)oro, N. H. 

Children : 
336a. i. Oramel,8 ^^^ ^4 ^^g^ 1815. 

ii. Catharine, b. 20 May, 1817 ; d. at Topsham, Vt., 27 Dec, 

1875 ; m. 27 April, 1842, John Willey of Sheffield, Vt. 

Children of John and Catherine (Danforth) Willey: 

1. Oramel Danforth Willey, b. 15 Jan. 1843; res. Tops- 

ham, Vt. 

2. Charles Henry Willey, b. 8 June, 1844. 

3. Frank Willey. I h 1 9 Ti 1 1 84r 

4. Frances A. Willey, ] ' -^ ' 

5. Lucian E. Willey, b. 6 April, 1848. 

6. Eugene V Willey. ) ^^ ^^ ^ ^^^^^ 

7. Emma V. Willey. j ' 

8. George K. Willey, b. 11 May, 1852. 

9. Delia a Willey, b. 6 Nov. 1854. 
10. Everett E. Willey, b. 18 May, 1860. 

iii. Eliza Ann, b. 21 Dec, 1818; d. in Groton, Mass., 12 Dec, 
1865; m. 3 July, 1843, Reuben Lewis, b. 13 Sept., 1816; res. 
Groton. 

Child of Reuben and Eliza A. (Danforth) Lewis : 

Charles Henry Lewis, b. 19 Feb., 1846; m. Lucy Moors 
of Groton ; one son, Joseph Danforth Lewis. 
iv. Francis Newton, b. 2 July, 1820, died 17 Feb., 1821. 
V. Electa Jane, b. 2 July, 1822 ; m. 16 Sept., 1851, EliasLegrow, 
b. in Windham, Me., 20 Oct., 1824; res. in P>erett, Mass. 
Children of Elias and Electa J. (Danforth) Legrow : 

1. Emily Hannah Legrow, b. in Windham, Me., 11 June, 

1852. 

2. Edward Frank Legrow, b. 17 June, 1854, d. 9 Dec, 

1873. 

3. Ada Eliza Legrow, b. in Dorchester, Mass., 6 July, 

1867 ; res. in Everett, Mass. 

vi. Almira, b. 4 Sept., 1824; m. 6 Sept., 1848, William Thorp of 
Weare, N. H., b. in Derby, Eng. ; res. Tilton, N. H. In 16th 
Regt. IST. H. Vols. ; d. at Mound City Hospital, Cairo, 111., 6 
Sept., 1863. 

Children of William and Almira (Danforth) Thorp : 

1. Frank D. Thorp, b. 24 May, 1849 ; m. at Manchester, 

N. H., 29 Nov., 1875, Emma Boutelle. One child, 
Louis Ashton Thorp. 

2. Frederick Edwin Thorp, b. 5 April, 1852; m. Adella 

r. Durrell. Children: (1) Jesse Leroy Thorp; (2) 
Burton Thorp. 

3. Ella T. Thorp, b. 19 Jidy, 1855 ; grad. 1876 N. H. 

Conf , Sem. and Fem. Coll. ; taught school 8 years ; 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 211 

m. 14 May, 1879, Homer Kessler, Logansport, life 
insurance agent. He now (1902) resides in Chicago, 
HI. ; is clerk in Zion's College and Divine Healing 
Home, under Rev. J. A. Dowie. Children : (1) John 
Baer Kessler, b. 28 Oct., 1882 ; (2) Homer Kessler, 
b. 15 April, 1886 ; (3) Sylvia Kessler, b. 4 Dec, 1887. 

4. Emma Flora (twin of Ella), m. 1 May, 1883, John 

Franklin Durrell, son of John Sanborn and Mary 
Ann (Kelly) Durrell, b. at Gilmanton, N. H., 13 
Dec, 1855. Residence, Melrose. 

Children of John F. and Emma F. (Thorp) Durrell : 
n) Stella May Durrell, b. 16 July, 1885. 

(2) Josephine Durrell, b. 12 Oct., 1888. 

(3) Philip Merton Durrell, b. 23 April, d. 23 

Oct., 1890. 

(4) Pauline Durrell, b. 3 Oct., 1891. 

(5) Clarence Leslie Durrell, b. 14 March, 1893. 

5. Clara ; m. Wyatt, of Tilton, N. H. 

336i. vii. Jonathan, b. 14 Nov., 1826. 

viii. Erastus, b. 29 June, 1829 ; d. 28 Jan., 1830. 

194. 
Benjamin^ (Jonathan,^ Benjamin,^ Jonathan^* Jonathan^ 
Jonathan,^ Nicholas^), born in Hillsboro, N. H., 30 Aug., 1789; 
died 16 Sept., 1867; married 9 Nov., 1812, Lucy, daughter of 
Archelaus and Lucy (Weston) Towne, of Hillsboro, born 23 
April, 1789, died 5 Dec, 1863. He was a blacksmith. Resided 
some time in Weare ; removed to Hillsboro. 
Children : 
i. Esther,^ b. in Weare, 12 Dec, 1814; d. at Uuity, 30 June, 
1870 ; m. in Aug., 1838, Rev. Amos Kidder, Methodist min- 
ister, of Weare. 
336c. ii. Eben Towne, b. in Weare, 31 March, 1820. 

iii. Mart Ann, b. in Weare, 17 May, 1828 ; res. Hillsboro. 

195. 
Rev. Francis' {Jonaihan^^ Benjamin,^ Jonathan,* Jona- 
than,^ Jonathan,'^ Nicholas^), born in Hillsboro, N. H., 28 Feb., 
1793; died in Clarence, N. Y., 29 Jan., 1854; married first, 14 
July, 1823, at Royalton, Vermont (Sharon, Vt.?), Sarah Marsh, 
daughter of Daniel Harrington and Hannah (iNIarsh) Park, of Roy- 
alton, Vt., born 11 April, 1799, died at South Hadley, Mass., 15 
Oct., 1841. He married second, 1 Aug., 1842, Elizabeth W. 
Dole, of Claremont, N. H. ; she died 13 Oct., 1842. He married 
third, 1 Oct., 1844, Susan Balding, of Lakeville, N. H. ; she died 
at Jasper, N. Y., 26 Nov., 1882. 



212 DANTORTH GENEALOGY. 

He fitted for college at Phillips Academy, Andover, and gradua- 
ted from Dartmouth College in 1819, and from Andover Theological 
Seminary in 1822 ; was ordained pastor of First Congregational 
Church, Greenfield, N. H., July 11, 1823, resigned 1831; in- 
stalled at Winchester, N. H., Aug. 8, 1831; resigned 1839; in- 
stalled at Old Hadley, Mass., 11 Dec, 1839. 
Children : 

i. Francis Brown,^ b, in Greenfield, N. H., 20 May, 1826 ; d. 

unm. at Clarence, N. Y. 
ii. Edwakd, b. in Winchester, N. H., 4 Dec, 1828; d. 13 June, 
1888. 

" Professor Edward Danforth, secretary of the N. Y. State 
Sunday School Association, died at Elmira, N. Y., Wednesday, 
June 13, 1888. For many years he was actively engaged in 
Sunday School Institute work. He had been superintendent 
of the schools of Troy, N. Y., of Grand Rapids, Mich,, prin- 
cipal of the Union schools of Leroy and Batavia ; school com- 
missioner of Erie co., and deputy state superintendent of 
Public Instruction. He was the twenty-third president of the 
State Sunday School Association and ten years its secrerary." 
[Boston Transcript, June 14, 1888.] 

At the time of his death the State Sunday School convention 
was in session in Rochester. On receipt by telegraph of tid- 
ings of his death, a committee was aj^pointed who went to El- 
mira and bore the remains thence to Rochester, where in the 
Brick Church a vast congregation were assembled and in wait- 
ing. Memorial services were held, and on the following day 
the remains were borne to Clarence, Erie co., for interment. 
His memory will long be cherished as a model Christian man, 
devoted to useful work, well qualified, efficient, faithful and 
modest. 

iii. Maria, b. 1 March, 1831 ; d. at Hadley, Mass., 9 Sept., 1842. 

iv. Sarah Adelaide, b. 4 May, 1834. 

V. LoDiSA, b. 30 Nov., 1836 ; d. at Grand Rapids, Mich., 20 March, 
1859. 

vi. William Henry, b. Hadley, 27 May, 1840; d. 16 Aug. 1841. 



195a. 

Robert' (Samuel,^ Benjamin,^ Joyiathan,* Jonathan,^ Jona- 
thmi,^ Nicholas'), born at Billerica, 6 May, 1782 ; died at Ogden, 
N. Y., 27 Feb., 1872; married in Hillsboro, N. H., 26 Nov., 
1801, Betsey Dowe, born in Londonderry, N, H., 21 Nov., 1775; 
died 24 June, 1852. 

He removed to Antrim ; returned to Hillsboro ; went thence to 
Royalton, Vt. ; to Livonia, N. Y. ; in 1817 removed to the farm 
in Ogden, N. Y., thenceforth his home. 



337. 


1. 


338. 


ii. 


339. 


iii. 




iv. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGT. 213 

Children : 

Phinehas Alpheus,* b. 20 Aug., 1802. 

Nason, b. 26 Nov., 1804. 

Leander, b. 30 Jan., 1807. 

AuRELiA Ann, b. 26 July, 1810 ; d. 17 Oct., 1847; m. 30 June, 
1836, Charles Chester Bronson. He m. (2) 25 May, 1848 
(by Rev. William Dauforth), Loemma Emmeline Danforth 
(sister of his first wife), and had child, Helen Bronson, b. at 
Rochester, d. at 5 months. He d. at Mainville, O., 30 Jan., 
1898. 
Children of Charles C. and Aurelia A. (Danforth) Bronson : 

1. Marian Amelia Bronson, b. 1888 ; d. 3 April, 1849. 

2. Elizabeth (" Lizetta ") ApMa Bronson, b. at Otsego, 

Mich., 29 Sept., 1841 ; d. at Passadena, Cal., 8 
Jan., 1890; m. (1) John Wm. Webb; ch. : Edgar 
Leroy Webb, b. at Vicksburg, Miss., 8 Sept., 1865. 
She m. (2) 13 April, 1881, Wm. Johnson Town- 
send, at St. Louis, Mo. ; she d. at Passadena, Cal., 
5 Jan., 1890. 

3. Emma Louisa Bronson, b. in Otsego, in Oct., 1843 ; 

d. Cincinnati, O., in 1872 ; m. Isaac Brown Mc- 
Linn, who d. 11 May, 1896, in National Home for 
Volunteer Soldiers, Dayton, 0. 

Betsey Elmina, b. 21 Dec, 1812 ; m. in Ogden, N. Y., 20 
Aug., 1835, Jeremiah, son of Timothy Lindsley, b. 1812, d. at 
Otsego, Mich., Jan. 12, 1884. 

Children of Jeremiah and Betsey E. (Danforth) Lindsley: 

1. Julia Melvina Lindsley, b. 16 Aug., 1838 ; m. Hiram 

Henry Rouse, b. 16 Dec, 1833 ; res. at White 
Creek, N. Y. 

Children of Hiram H. and Julia M, (Lindsley) 
Rouse : 

(1) George Lindsley Rouse, b. about 1859 ; d. in 
1863. 

(2) Charles Alonzo Rouse, b. at Otsego, 9 April, 
1866. 

(3) Mary Elmina Rouse, b. 5 Nov., 1871. 

2. Eunice Eudora Lindsley, b. 2 Oct., 1840 ; d. 18 May, 

1865 ; m. Charles Wesley Sprague. 

3. Lucy Jane Lindsley, b. 20 March, 1842 ; m. Charles 

Wesley Sprague (second wife) ; d. 9 April, 1871. 
Children of Charles W. and Lucy J. (Lindsley) 
Sprague : 

(1) William Sprague, b. in 1868. 

(2) May Sprague, b. Feb. 5-7, 1871 ; m. in March, 

1889, in Nescatimga, Kan., Martin Riedle. 
Ch. : Ruby May Riedle, b. 6 Jan., 1890, at 
Wichita, Kansas. 



214 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

4. Harriet Aurelia Lindsley, b. 29 Aug., 1851 ; d. 

1875 ; m. George Theodore Ives. Res. Plain well, 
Mich. 

Children of George T. and Harriet A. (Linds- 
ley) Ives : 

(1) George Frederic Ives, b. 1 April, 1876, at 
Dunplain. 

(2) James LeRoy Ives, b. 9 Jan., 1878; d. 25 

Dec, 1886. 

5. Elmer Jeremiah Lindsley, b. and died in March, 1855. 

vi. Adeline Luthera, b. 3 Nov., 1815 ; m. 18 AprU, 1844 (by 
Rev. F. Danforth) , George William, son of Eben and Mary 
(Allen) Bickford, b. at Wheelock, Vt., res. at Wilson, N. Y. 
Children of George W. and Adeline L. (Danforth) Bickford : 

1. Edwin Alonzo Bickford, b. 24 July, 1847; d. 9 

March, 1848. 

2. Elmer Augustus Bickford, b. 24 May, 1849 ; m. 27 

Nov., 1872, Ada Anna Eighme, dau. of Geo* 
Washington and Catherine (Halifax) Eighme, b. 
at Hamburg, N. Y., 5 Oct., 1851. 

Children of Elmer A. and Ada A. (Eighme) 
Bickford : 

(1) George Luther Bickford, b. 14 June, 1874. 

(2) Allen Berdell Bickford, b. 15 Oct., 1876. 

(3) Elmer Merle Bickford, b. 4 March, 1878. 

3. Isabel Jane Bickford, b. 25 May, 1851; m. 7 Feb., 

1877, Silas Wright, son of William Oliver and Nan- 
cy M. (Newman) Pettett, b. at Wilson, N. Y., 24 
May, 1829 ; res. at Tonawanda, N. Y. 

Children of Silas W. and Isabel J. (Bickford) 
Pettet : 

(1) Earle William Pettet, b. 14 July, 1880. 

(2) Howard Leslie Pettet, b. 28 April, 1885. 

(3) Charles Eugene Pettet, b. 20 Dec, 1888. 

4. William Edgar Bickford, b. 15 Feb. 1855 ; m. 3 

Dec, 1879, Annette Brookings, b. at Porter, N.Y., 
12 Dec, 1859. 

Children of William E. and Armette (Brook- 
ings) Bickford: 

(1) Mazie Leah Bickford, b. 14 March, 1883. 

(2) Louisa May Bickford, b. 12 Sept., 1884. 

(3) George Edwin Bickford, b. 15 May, 1886. 

(4) Frank Wadsworth Bickford, b. 5 Oct., 
1888. 

(5) WilUam Edgar Bickford, b. 16 Aug., 1898. 



DANFORTH GENEAOLGY. 215 

vii. LOEMMA Emeline, b. 16 April, 1821; married Charles Chester 
Bronson (second wife) ; d. 20 June, 1857. 

340. viii. Robert Alonzo, b. 16 April, 1821. 

1956. 

Cteus^ (Samuel,' jBenjamiu," Jonathan,* Jonathan,^ Jona- 
than,'' Nicholas"), born at Fletcher, Vt., 21 Feb., 1792 ; died in 
Illinois, 16 Sept., 1855; married in Fletcher, Vt., Elmira Buck. 
He was a farmer, occupying his father's farm in Fletcher ; with his 
wife he visited Illinois in 1855, and died there. The widow re- 
turned to the old home and lived with her son. 
Child : 

341. HiRAM,8 b. 11 Dec, 1826. 

195c. 

David^ {Samuel,' Benjamin,^ Jonathan,* Jonathan,^ Jona- 
than,^ Nicholas^) born at Fletcher, Vt., 6 Sept., 1797; died at 
Fairfax, Vt., 20 April, 1835, married first, Sophronia Buck, of 
Fairfax; she died 3 July, 1830, se. 21 years. He married second, 
Vesta Chittenden. 
Child : 

342. Allen,8 b. about 1828. 

196. 

Daniel Chase'' {Peter,' Benjamin,^ Jonathan,* Jonathan,^ 
Jonathan,^ Nicholas"), born at Williamstown, 19 May, 1787; 
died at Onarga, 111., 22 April, 1875 ; married first, Eunice Wright ; 
second, Polly D. Smith, of Fairfax, Vt. ; she died at Montpelier, 
Vt. : third, Abigail, dau. of Moses and Hannah (At well) Hun- 
kins, born 22 May, 1806, died at Liberty, O., 27 April, 1861. 
Resided at Fletcher, Vt., and at other places not far away ; removed 
to Ohio and later to Illinois. 

The five younger children were born at Hermon, N. Y. 
Children : 

i- Daniel Chase,* b. 22 Aug., 1810 ; d. at Canada line in 1833. 

ii. Elizabeth E., b. 28 Aug., 1816; d. 28 Oct., 1877; m. 25 
March, 1843, John, son of Lewis and Mary Ann (Shorty) 
Voodry, b. at Levis, Quebec, 13 Jan., 1818; a carpenter; res. 
Montpelier, Vt. 

Children of John and Elizabeth C. (Danforth) Voodry: 

1. Isaac Aha Voodry, b. 25 May, 1845; m. 10 Nov., 

1869, Orilla A.,. dau. of William and Eliza (Abbott) 

Fisher, b. at Odletown, P. Q., 16 March, 1844. Train 

master at White River Junction ; res. Woodbury, Vt. 



216 DANTORTH GENEALOGY. 

2. Elnaihan Keyes Voodry, b. 15 June, 1848 ; a commer- 

cial traveller ; res. at Sacramento, Cal. He m. 4 
Jan., 1869, Dora E. Evans, who d. 21 Jan., 1889. 

3. Laura Arahell Voodry, b. 17 April, 1851 ; m. James E. 

Morris, of Albany ; he died. 

343. iii. Isaac Hill, b. 24 Dec, 1818. 

iv. Eunice Wright, b. 14 April, 1821 ; m. Ezra B. Wedge, (son 
of Ezra and Anna (Hardy) Wedge), b. at Tunbridge, Vt., 26 
Jan., 1819. He w^as a miller ; res. at Montpelier, Vt. 

Children of Ezra B. and Eunice W. (Danforth) Wedge : 

1. Samuel Danforth Wedge, b. 20 Nov., 1843 ; d. Aug., 

1849. 

2. Louisa Jane Wedge, b. 28 Sept., 1846 ; m. 15 Feb., 

1 868, Horace N. Lawrence, of Lowell, Vt. Ch. : (1) 
Harriet Jane Lawrence, b. July, 1869, m. Leonard 
Doten. (2) Eleanor Wedge, b. 1876. 

3. Hiram Bradley Wedge, b. 15 June, 1848; m. Havnet 

Burdick. Ch. : (1) Ezra Oscar Wedge Lawrence, b. 
4 June, 1869 ; (2) Frank Wedge, b. 28 Jan., 1872. 

4. Henry Charles Wedge, b. 25 Sept., 1853 ; m. 18 March, 

1876, Frances Burdick. 

5. Wilbur Lafayette Wedge, b. 1 Aug., 1859 ; m. 23 Dec, 

1884, Mrs. Laura Harrington. 

V. Samuel Draper, b. 28 March, 1824 ; d. 31 May, 1843. 
vi. Hannah Smith, b. 18 Feb., 1826; d. 10 Oct., 1831. 

344. vii. Elisha Lee, b. 7 March, 1829. 

345. viii. David, b. 9 June, 1830. 

ix. Ltdia Atwell, b. 27 March, 1832 ; m. in Newton, 0., 25 
Dec, 1851, Jairus Middlebrooks Mears, son of Dennis and 
Martha (Middlebrooks) Mears, born in Milton, Vt., 22 Feb., 
1825 ; farmer, Ridgeville, Iroquois co., 111. ; holds tovm offices. 

Children of Jairus M. and Lydia A. (Danforth) Mears : 

1. Mary Mears, b. 28 Aug., 1854, at York, 0.; m. in 

Onarga, 111., 22 Feb., 1876, Eugene Lockwood, son 
of Frederick and Emily (Avery) Lockwood, b. in 
Ohio, 4 Sept., 1851. Res. Onarga or Ridgeville, 111. 

Children of Eugene and Mary (Mears) Lockwood : 

(1) Frederick Jay Lockwood, b. 5 May, 1884 ; d. 

9 Sept., 1884. 

(2) Alfred Verne Lockwood, b. 13 May, 1885 ; d. 

18 Feb., 1891. 

2. Dan Augustus Mears, b. 30 March, 1859, at Onarga, 

111. Res. Monte Vista, Col. 

3. Frank Mears, b. 15 April, 1862, at Newton, O. Res. 

Ottawa, 111, 

4. Henry Christian Mears, b. 13 May, 1867; d. 4 July, 

1872. 



DANTORTH GENEALOGY. 217 

5. Clara B. Mears, b. 1 Sept., 1870; m. 2 Oct., 1890, 
Andrew Olson, b. in Sweden 2 June, 1866. 

X. M. Elmer, b. 8 June, 1834 ; d. 19 Sept., 1863, in the war for 

the Union, 
xi. Peter Hunkins, b. 22 July, 1838 ; d. 16 March, 1847. 
xii. Hannah Elizabeth, b. 17 April, 1842; m. 0. M. Washburn; 

res. Oilman, HI. 

346. xiii. Willard Daniel, b. 29 April, 1847. 

197. 

David' {Peter^^ Benjamin,^ Jonathan,* Jonathan,^ Jona- 
than,^ Nicholas^), born at Berkshire, 28 Dec., 1788 ; died in Ray- 
mond, O., 12 May, 1876; married 7 Dec., 1808, Anna, daughter 
of Samuel and Anna (Trull) Danforth, born 25 July, 1784, died 
10 March, 1862. [See No. 92.] He was a soldier in the war of 
1812 ; removed to Ohio in 1818. 
Children : 

i. Sophia,* b. 31 July, 1809 ; d, same day. 

ii. Paulina, b. 4 Aug., 1811 ; d. 16 July, 1818. 

347. iii. Bliss, b. 2 July, 1815, 

348. iv. Samuel, b. 21 Feb., 1817. 

349. V. Hiram, b. 4 Oct., 1819. 

vi. Julia, b. at Licking, O., 30 July, 1821 ; m. 29 Sept., 1842, Da- 
vid Tichenor Paul, b, in Saratoga co., N. Y., 23 Jime, 1820 ; 
d. 27 Aug., 1885 ; res. Olathe, Kansas, Family removed to 
Joplin, Mo. 

Children of David T. and Julia (Danforth) Paul : 

1. Clarissa Jane Paul, b. 21 July, 1843 ; m. 19 Nov., 

1862, Wmiam Franklin Temple, b. Chester, Pa., 24 
Feb., 1844. 
Children : 

(1) Flora Lavinia Temple, b. 4 Oct., 1863 ; m. 
John W. Harper. 

(2) Julia Etta Temple, b. 27 Aug., 1865 ; m. Ir- 

win Smith Post. 

(4) James Franklin Temple, b. 1868 ; d. 1869. 

(5) Charles David Temple, b. 23 March, 1870. 

(6) William Lincoln Temple, b 8 March, 1876. 

(7) John Temple, b. 12 Nov., 1881. 

2. Nancy Ann Paul, b. 12 Feb., 1847 ; d. at Newton, 0., 

18 June, 1849. 

3. Hannah Sabrina Paul, b. 30 July, 1849 ; m. 16 May, 

1872, George Henry Dundon, b. at Streetsboro, 0., 
24 Feb., 1852. 

Children : 

(1) Otis Burlingame Dundon, b. 4 Oct., 1873. 



218 DANFOETH GENEALOGY. 

(2) John Tichenor Dundon, b. 26 Feb., 1875. 

(3) Harriet Ida Dundon, b. 1878 ; d, 1879. 

(4) Cora Mabel Dundon, b. 2 Nov., 1880. 

4. Isaac David Paul, b. 28 Oct., 1851 ; d. 8 Sept., 1870. 

5. Gyrus Bliss Paul, b. 17 July, 1854 ; m. 4 Nov., 1882, 

Mary Bliss Pickett. Child : Max Orrin Paul, b. 24 
Nov., 1883. 

350. "V''' ♦JPP'OMIAH \Jio,f»»0''*f 

198. 

Capt. Joseph'' (Josiah,^ Joseph,^ Satmiel,* Samuel,^ Jona- 
than,'' Nicholas^), born at Tyngsboro', 16 Aug., 1779 ; died there 
8 Nov., 1855; married first, 7 Jan., 1804, Rachel Cummings born 
30 April, 1783, died 10 March, 1852 ; he married second, 7 Nov., 
1853, Mrs. Lucinda Goldsmith of Dunstable, born 5 April, 1807, 
died 25 April, 1875. He was a farmer; lived on the old home- 
stead at Tyngsboro'. He made his will 29 Sept., 1855; it was 
probated 15 Dec. following. He bequeathed to wife Lucinda; 
grandsons Samuel A. Richardson and Calvin Howard; grand 
daughters Almira C, Abba D. and Mary R., children of John G. 
Upton ; to son Joseph Danforth. The last two were named 
executors. 

Children : 

351. i. JosEPH,8 b. 19 Aug., 1805. 

ii. Sarah, b. 24 March, 1809 ; d. 25 March, 1850 ; m. first, 25 Jan., 
1836, Samuel Richardson; had one son, Samuel Richardson, a 
mariner ; res. in California. She m. second, 24 Nov., 1842, 
Calvin Howard, a farmer in Westford. One son, Calvin 
Howard. 

iii. Rachel Cummings, b. 10 Sept., 1813; d. 25 Sept., 1834; m. 
1 6 May, 1833, Carmi Emery King, son of Philip Bowers and 
Polly (Hodges) King, of Norton, who became a successful 
dry goods merchant in Boston. She was his first wife. Their 
only child was Isabella Danforth King, who m. Octavius A. 
Rogers, a brother of her stepmother. 

iv. Mary Richardson, b. 29 July, 1818 ; d. 31 Dec, 1852 ; m. 26 
June, 1842, John G. Upton,' of Tyngsboro', b. 5 Feb., 1823. 
He m. three wives later and d. 4 June, 1893. 

Children of John G. and Mary R. (Danforth) Richardson : 

1. Elmira G. Richardson, b. 8 Nov., 1842. 

2. Abigail Danforth Richardson, b. 29 Oct., 1845. 

199. 

Josiah' (Josiah,^ Joseph,^ Samuel,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,' 
Nicholas^'), born 15 Jan., 1786; died 5 Nov., 1867; married 25 
Sept., 1815, Mary Farwell, born at Tyngsboro, 15 April, 1794, died 




Dr. Asa Danforth. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 219 

21 Dec, 1870. He graduated at Dartmouth College; practised 
law at Weare, N. H. ; resided in Tyngsboro at the time of his death. 
Child: 

352. James,« b, 2 Sept., 1816. 

200. 

Dr. Asa'' (Josiah,^ Joseph,^ Samriel,* Jonaihan^^ Jonathan^"^ 
Nicholas^), born 18 Aug., 1795; died 16 June, 1883; married 6 
Dec., 1824, Abigail C, daughter of Hon. William and Elizabeth 
Reed, of Norway, Me., and there resided. She was born 11 Jan., 
1801, and died 8 Dec, 1874. He grad. Dartmouth, M.D. 1820 ; 
practised medicine at Norway, Me., and vicinity almost 60 years; 
was universally beloved ; his neighbors sent him as representative to 
the Leofislature — a union candidate — in 1852. He is remembered 
as being " liberal to poor patients." Many anecdotes are given of 
his promptness and energy in relief of suffering. One stormy night, 
when the physician whose duty it was had refused to go out, he 
harnessed his horse to his sleigh and drove through gathering drifts 
till his horse could go no further ; then housed the animal in a far- 
mer's barn, happily near, and himself worked his way through the 
drifts till, almost exhausted, he reached the patient's door. 
Children : 

353. i. William Reed,^ b. 6 June, 1826. 

ii. Josiah, b. 26 Sept., 1827 ; resided at Council Bluffs, la. ; d. 
there 16 Dec, 1898. 

354. ill. Joseph Henry, b. 8 April, 1829. 

iv. Sarah Elizabeth, b. 27 Feb., 1831 ; d. 17 July, 1894 ; m. 1 
Jan., 1852, Clark Phillips, son of Thomas and Mary True. 
ChUdren of Clark P. and Sarah E. (Danforth) True : 

1. Nellie Adella True, b. 27 March, 1854 ; m. 8 Jan., 

1874, William Jewett, M. D. (son of Milton and Eliza 
Jewett, of Norway, Me.) ; she d. 21 Dec, 1899. 

2. Asa Danforth True, b. 3 June, 1857 ; d. of apoplexy, 3 

March, 1893 ; m. 2 June, 1886, Carrie B. Swett, b. in 
So. Paris, Me., 2 June, 1861. Res. N. Stratford, 
N. H. 

Child: Harley Danforth True, b. 7 May, 1890. 

3 Francis Thomas Ti-ue, b. 8 Dec, 1861; m. Anna C. 

. Res. Council Bluffs, la. 

4. James Clark True, b. 28 Jan., 1866, at Groveland, N. 
H. ; m. 13 July, 1885, Mary F., dau. of James and 
Charlotte (En Earl) Grant, b. same day as he. 
Children : 

(1) Clark Grant True, b. 29 Nov., 1886. 



220 DANTORTH GENEALOGY. 

(2) Frank Fiske True, b. 18 May, 1888, d. 18 

Aug., 1890. 

(3) Sarah Elizabeth True, b. 20 July, 1894. 

(4) Marian Rice True, b. 5 July, 1896. 

(5) Stanley Frank True, b. 10 Jan., 1901. 

355. V. Francis Augustus, b. 14 April, 1833. 

356. vi. John, b. 9 Dec., 1834. 

357. vii. James, b. 10 Oct., 1839. 

viii. Asa, b. 27 Nov., 1841 ; d. 27 Nov., 1846. 

201. 

Cyrus' (Thomas,^ Thomas,^ Samuel,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,* 
Mdiolas'), born at Tyringhara, Mass., 27 Aug., 1777; died at 
Friendsville, 111., 10 July, 1852; married 4 Feb., 1800, Mary 
Clarke, born in Haddam, Conn., 17 Aug., 1778, died at Friends- 
ville, 29 March, 1861. He resided at Oneida Co., N. Y., Wabash 
Co., lU., and later at Friendsville, O. In a discourse read at 
Friendsville, 26 May, 1880, by Rev. S. C. Baldridge, Cyrus Dan- 
forth is called '' That firm, sagacious man of God," and is described 
as " of heroic mould, of unflinching devotion to his principles, and an 
ardent Presbyterian christian." He vs^as a bold " abolitionist " in the 
days when this exposed one to lynching, mobbing and other indigni- 
ties. In 1822 he gave land for a church of his faith, and with his 
wife and Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Bliss, organized a church. The 
house of worship was built at his expense, he superintending the 
work, even to the burning of the bricks. He also gave ground for 
a cemetery. 

Children : 
i. P0RTER,8 b^ at Oneida, 18 Nov., 1800 ; d. 13 Feb., 1818. 
ii. Harriet, b. 19 Dec, 1801 ; d. 31 Aug., 1858 ; m. John Franken- 
thal Younken, owner and manager of a carding mill ; representa- 
tive to the legislature, mover of a bill for the prohibition of the 
manufacture and sale of alcoholic liquors in Illinois. 
Childi-en of John F. and Harriet (Danforth) Younken: 

1. Catherine Younken. 

2. Thomas Younken, d. at 10 years of age. 

3. John G. Younken, served through the War for the Union ; 

grad. Hanover Coll., Indiana ; principal of the local 
academy five years ; supt. of schools for Mount Car- 
tnel. 111. ; rem. to Ventura, Cal. 

358. iii. Cyrus, b. 17 July, 1804. 

359. iv. Thomas, b. 2 June, 1 806. 

V. George, b. 17 April, 1808 ; d. 27 May, 1810, " being scalded." 

360. vi. George, b. 25 Aug., 1811. 

vii. Mary (Lydia), b. 24 Aug., 1815 ; d. 25 Aug., 1841 ; m. Abner 
Gould. Two children, d. young. 

361. viii. Franklin, b, 12 Aug., 1817. 



DAkFORTH GENEAtOGY. 221 

202. 

Thomas' (Thomas,^ Thomas,^ Samuel,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan," 
Nicholas'), born at [Tyringham, Mass.], 30 Oct., 1780; died at 
Lafayette, N. Y., 11 Oct., 1861; married first, 20 Feb., 1810, 
Lavinia Higby, born 4 Feb., 1788, died 11 April, 1830. He 
married second, 10 Feb., 1831, Sarah (Everett) Hobart; she died 
29 Dec, 1863, "^. 78." 

He resided at Pompey, now Lafayette, N. Y. ; was a deacon of 
the church. 

Children : 
i. John Curtis,^ b. 5 Jan., 1812 ; d. 29 AprU, 1836. 

362. ii. LoRiNG, b. 5 April, 1813. 

iii. Nancy Ann, b. 26 Oct., 1814 ; d. 18 July, 1815. 

363. iv. Elijah Higbt, b. 12 March, 1817. 

364. V. Thomas, b. 24 Feb., 1819. 

365. vi. Flavel, b. 22 Feb., 1821. 

366. vii. WiLLiSTON, b. 7 Sept., 1823. 

viii. Lavinia, b. 22 April, 1825 ; d. 13 July, 1833. 
ix. Ltdia Lucretia, b. 5 July, 1827 ; m. Jolin C. Hitchcock, of 
Syracuse, N. Y, No children. 

367. X. Joel, b. 23 Feb., 1829. 



204. 

Joel' {Thomas,^ Thomas,^ 8amuel,* Jonathan,"^ Jonathan,^ 
Nicholas^), born at Chesterfield, Mass., 4 April, 1789; died 7 
Aug., 1854; married first, 18 Jan., 1816, Nancy Bo wen, born 1 
March, 1794, died 6 Feb., 1836. He married second, in 1837, 
Armena (Bascom) Clark; she died 14 Feb., 1882. Was carried 
by his parents to Lafayette, N. Y. ; removed to Otisco, N. Y., 
where he carried on a farm. After his death his widow removed to 
Syracuse ; retained her faculties to the close of her long life, dying 
at the age of 84. 
Children : 
i. Mart Ann,^ b. 21 July, 1817 ; d. 16 Jan., 1853 ; m. James 
Bostwick. No children. 
868. ii. Levi Bowen, b. 13 May, 1820. 

iii. Nancy Bowen, b. 15 Dec, 1822 ; m. Harrison Bostwick, b. in 
Nov., 1819. 

Children of Harrison and Nancy (Danforth) Bostwick : 
1. Mary Malvina Bostwick, b. in June, 1852 ; m. in 1870, 
Josiah Leonard. Children : (1) Levi Danforth Leon- 
ard, b. 28 May, 1874; (2) Harriet May Leonard, b. 
18 March, 1876 ; (3) Anne Louise Leonard, b. 8 
Aug., 1878. 



222 DANTORTH GENEALOGY. 

2. Charlotte Damaris Bostwich, b. in 1854. 

3. Annie Danforih Bostwick, b. in 1862. 

369. iv. Halsey Joel, b. 28 Aug., 1828. 



206. 

Asa'' {Asa,^ Thomas,^ Samuel,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ Nich- 
olas^ ) , born at Brookfield, Mass., 29 June, 1768 ; died at Onondaga 
Hollow, N. Y., in Sept., 1818 ; married in Jan., 1789, Olivia Lang- 
don, born in Brookfield, about 1767, died 29 Aug., 1842. 

After assisting his mother at home during his father's absence in 
Revolutionary service, and aiding in the removal of the family to 
Mayfield and later to Onondaga Valley, N. Y., he settled, along 
with his uncle John Danforth, at " Salt Springs," and was oneof the 
founders of the present town of Salina at that place. His daughter 
was the first white child born in the valley. He and his wife have 
left the reputation of being a remarkably fine looking couple. They 
afterward resided in Onondaga Hollow. He died there ; his wife 
survived him 24 years and died in Syracuse in 1842, at the age of 
75. 

Children : 

i. Amanda,^ h. 14 Oct., 1789 ; d. 1 Nov., 1831 ; m. in 1810, Col. 
Elijah Phillips, of Manilas, N. Y., b. in 1782, d. 14 May, 1845. 

Children of Elijah and Amanda (Danforth) Phillips : 

1. Nelson Danforth Phillips, b. in 1811, d. 1845, m. Har- 

riet Spencer, of Albany, N. Y. 

2. Lucia M. Phillips, b. 28 July, 1817, m. in 1835, Peter 

Cutwater, b. about 1809, d. 8 June, 1861. Their 
eldest dau. Mary Amanda Cutwater, b. 10 Feb. 1836, 
d. 8 June, 1887, became 27 Sept., 1857, the wife of 
Andrew Dickson White, b. 7 Nov., 1832, since presi- 
dent of Cornell University, U. S. minister to Germany, 
etc. Their children are thus descendants of Nicholas 
Danforth through a distinguished line. Children : 
(i) Clara Dickson AVhite, b. 11 July, 1858 ; m. 8 June, 
1882, Spencer B. Newberry, (ii) Frederick Davies 
White, b. 17 Dec, 1859. (iii) Ruth Mary White, b. 
13 Oct., 1866. (iv) Andrew Danforth White, b. 21 
Aprn, 1874; d. in Nov., 1877. 

Of Mrs. White, a loving hand writes : " She was 
born at Syracuse, New York, on the 10th of Feb., 
1836. From her father she inherited the quiet, steady 
qualities of the emigrants of Holland, who made their 
homes along the Hudson River ; the quickness and 
precision and love of books which he had developed 
in college and in the profession of the law she also 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 223 

inherited. From her mother came evenness of temper 
and loveliness of spirit. 

Her mother's father, Colonel Phillips, was well 
known as one of the most energetic men of affairs, 
in Central New York during the first half of this cen- 
tury ; her mother's mother Amanda Danforth, was the 
first white child born in the County of Onondaga, 
which then embraced the whole central region of the 
State of New York, and though her life was passed 
amid perils and privations and ended early, she is still 
held in loving remembrance for her sweetness of dis- 
position and her nobility of character. Her mother's 
grandfather, Asa Danforth, was a pioneer in the same 
. . region, well known at the close of the last century for 
his courage and integrity." 

ii. Sophia, b. in Nov., 1793, d. 17 Oct., 1867, m. Samuel Hitch- 
cock. No children. 

iii. Harriet, b. in Salina, 20 May, 1795, d. 27 Oct., 1869 ; m. first, 
Judge Sylvanus Tousley ; she m. second, William Elliot Lee, b. 
at Middletown, Conn., 5 Nov., 1784 ; d. at Syracuse, 26 Nov., 
1858. No children by either marriage. 



208. 

Thomas Paine'' {Jonathan^^ Thomas,^ Samuel^* Jonathan^ 
Jonathan,'^ Nicholas,^) born at Brookfield, Mass., 20 June, 1781 ; 
died at Middleburg, N. Y., 7 Sept., 1865. 

He left Brookfield at 3 years old with his parents ; spent 7 years 
in Albany. At 17 or 18 was at the academy attached to Williame- 
town College. Went to Schoharie Co., where he always lived ex- 
cept 2 or 3 years at Salina, Salt Springs, when about 24 or 25 years 
old. Cultivated farms and built turnpikes and canals and bridges. 
Was Judge of County Court of Common Pleas during 9 years. 

In the war of 1812 raised a company of Cavalry at his own ex- 
pense, with equipments complete, for which he was afterward repaid 
in part. 

Mr. Geo. Lintner Danforth (MiddJeburg) has his commissions ; 

1. from Gov. Daniel D. Tompkins, in 1811, as Captain of Cavalry Com- 
pany. 

2. from Gov. DeWitt Clinton in 1821, as Lieutenant Colonel 9th Cavalry 
Regt. 

3. from the same in 1826 as Colonel Cavalry. 

4. from the same in 1827 as Judge of County Court and 

5. from Gov. E. T. Throop in 1832 to same office. 

He owned largely in the Athens Turnpike, which his father ori- 
ginated. 



224 



DANTORTH GENEALOGY. 



The inscription on his monument in family cemetery at Middle- 
burg says : " He suffered many wrongs — he rests from his labors." 

He married first, Nancy Wager, born 18 Dec, 1788, died 19 
Nov., 1825. He married second, Sarah Donolly of CatskiU, born 
1805, died 17 March, 1832. He married third, Angeline Hathaway, 
born 1806, died 25 Nov., 1837. He married fourth, 10 Oct., 1838, 
Morgiana Holt; she died 6 Oct., 1873. 
Children : 

370. i. JusTiN,8 b. 14 July, 1805. 

ii. Harriet, b. in 1807 ; m. Dr. Eben Steele of Delhi, N. Y. 
Children of Dr. Eben and Harriet (Danfortb) Steele : 

1. Harriet Steele, m. Geo. Marvin of Delhi. 

2. Sarah Steele, m. Volney D. Becker (her cousin). 

iii. Betsey, b. 12 April, 1809 ; d. 12 Jan., 1811. 

371. iv. VoLNET, b. 5 March, 1811. 

V. Eliza, b. 14 Jan., 1813 ; d. 13 March, 1838 ; m. 23 June, 1836, 
Abraham Becker, b. April 3, 1808, d. 9 Aug. 1868 ; son of 
Philip and Catherine (Wager) Becker, of S. Worcester. 
Child of Abraham and Maria (Danforth) Becker : 
Maria, b. 13 Sept., 1837, d. 23 Feb., 1838. 

372. vi. David Becker, b. m 1814. 

vii. Harrison, b. 26 Nov., 1816; d. 27 Feb. 1823. 
viii. Maria, b. 23 Feb., 1817 ; d. 13 Aug., 1875 ; m. Abraham Becker, 
husband of her sister Eliza (above). 

Children of Abraham and Maria (Danforth) Becker: 

1. George Becker, b. 19 April, 1839 ; m. Mary Cady, 8 May, 

1865. 

Child: 

Cady Danforth Becker, b. in Binghampton, 
6 July, 1872 ; d. 24 Feb., 1876. 

2. Augusta May Becker, b. 2 May, 1841. 

3. Volney Danforth Becker, b. 30 Dec, 1842 ; m. Sarah 

Steele (above) ; lawyer, Milwaukee, Wis. 

4. Frances Becker, b. 6 Oct., 1844; d. 22 June, 1853. 

5. Washington Becker, h. 22 Feb., 1847 ; m. Sarah Merrill. 

6. Danforth Becker, b. 11 March, 1850; m. Birdella Lar- 

kin ; attorney at law, Milwaukee, Wis. 

7. Harriet Danforth Becker, b. 25 Sept., 1852 ; m. Hon. 

John Lendrum Mitchell, 11 July, 1878. Member of 
Congress ; residence Milwaukee. 

Children of John L. and Harriet D. (Becker) Mit- 
chell : 
(1) William Mitchell, b. in Nice, (France), 29 
Dec, 1879. Volunteered at opening of 
the present war ; served in Cuba and the 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 225 

Philippines ; now (1902) 1st Lient. U.S.A. 
in Alaska. 

(2) Florence Mitchell, b. in Florence, Italy, 2 

Feb., 1881 ; d. in Florence, 16 April, 1881. 

(3) Martha Mitchell, b. Montmorency, France, 

5 May, 1882. 

(4) Margaret Mitchell, b. Milwaukee, Wis., 28 

Nov. 1883 ; d. in Milwaukee, 12 Dec. 1883. 

(5) Janet Mitchell, b. in Milwaukee, 5 Dec, 

1884. 

(6) Harriet Mitchell, b. in Milwaukee, 6 Sept., 

1886. 
(J) Ruth Mitchell, b. in Milwaukee, 30 April, 
1889. 

(8) Katharine Mitchell, b. in Milwaukee, 5 

March, 1891. 

(9) John Lendrum IVIitchell, b. 20 April, 1893 

8. Abraham Becker, b. 24 Dec, 1859 ; d. 2 March, 1864. 

ix. Orpha, b. 23 Jan., 1818; m. 21 Sept., 1840, Geo. Cherritree. 
X. Van Ness, b. 23 March, 1823; d. 18 May, 1839. 



209. 

George^ (Jonathan,^ Thomas,' Samuel,* Jonathan," Jona- 
than,^ J)ficholas^), horn in Albany, 9 Nov. 1789; died 16 Aug. 
1831 ; "went with his parents to Schoharie; became well established 
in practice of law in 1815. 

He married Cornelia Swart, born 13 Dec. 1796, died 26 Jan. 
1879. 

Children : 

373. i. Peter Swar^ b. 19 June, 1816. 

374. ii. George Erskine, b. 5 July, 1818. 

iii. Margaret Swart, b. 23 Nov. 1822, d. in infancy. 



211. 

John' (John,^ John,^ Samuel,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ Nich- 
olas^), born 29 May, 1788; died 31 May, 1868; married first, 
24 April, 1814, Betsey Boynton Towle, born 4 June, 1788 ; died 
4 Sept. 1847. He married second, 26 April, 1849, Mrs. Dorothy 
Richardson, born in June, 1791; died 26 Oct. 1861. Resided at 
Lynnfield. 

Children : 

375. i. JoHN,8 b. 20 Nov. 1814. 

ii. Hannah, b. 17 May, 1816; d. 28 Sept., 1820. 





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226 DANTORTH GENEALOGY. 

Nathaniel Bancroft, b. 21 April, 1818; d. 1 Oct. 1819. 
Mary Taylor Bancroft, b. 25 Feb. 1820; d. 23 Sept. 1820. 
Nathaniel Bancroft, b. 24 Sept. 1821. 
Henry, b. 7 Aug. 1824. 

212. 

Josiah'' {Joshua^, Joshua^, Samuel,* Jonathan,'' Jonathan,'^ 
JSficholas^), horn at Lynn (S. Reading) 3 Jan. 1784; died in 
New Braunfels, Tex., 3 July, 1860 ; married 9 July, 1806, Hannah, 
dau. of Jeph. and Sarah (Blaney) Marston, born at Marblehead, 16 
April, 1790, died in Lynn, 29 Dec. 1872. Removed to New 
Braunfels, Texas. 

Child: 

Lucy Peabody,* b. in Lynn, 23 May, 1807, d. in San Antonio, 
Tex., 11 Sept. 1866 ; m. in Lynn, 13 June, 1826, Robert Robin- 
son, M.D., son of Daniel and Sarah (Derry) Robinson, b. 15 
May, 1803, d. at San Antonio, 25 Oct. 1858. 

Children of Robert and Lucy P. ( Danf orth) Robinson : 

1. Robert Robinson, b. in Lynn, 1 May, 1827 ; m. in N. Y. 

City, 1 March, 1850, Abigail Orne Titcomb, b. in New- 
buryport, 23 Jan. 1827 ; dau. of Capt. Wm. and Sarah 
Moody (Radcliffe) Titcomb. 

2. Joshua Danf orth Robinson, b. Hartford, Conn., 19 April, 

1829 ; d. San Antonio, 16 Sept. 1866 ; m. 25 Nov. 1851, 
Eliza Jane Lovett, b. in Maiden, 29 Jan. 1828 ; dau. 
of Wm. and Eliza (Chamberlain) Lovett (Newburyport). 

3. Lucy Ann Danf orth Rohmson, b. Hartford, Ct., 26 Sept. 

1831 ; d. [Newbm-yport] 13 Aug. 1841. 

4. Sarah Louisa Robinson, b. N. Y. City, 29 July, 1833 ; d. 

(Newburyport), 24 Aug. 1858. 

5. Lucy Ann Robinson, b. in Newburyport 26 March, 1844; 

m. (1) at Fort Mason, Texas, 30 Aug. 1862, George 
Roberts, son of Timo. and Saliua (Gledhill) Roberts, b. 
Wakefield, York, Eng., 29 Dec. 1835, d. 13 Sept. 1866. 
She m. (2) in Fredericksburg, Texas, 12 Oct. 1869, 
Olfert Streigler, b. in Nakskov, Denmark, 7 March, 
1839, son of Johan Friedrich Gottlieb and Lina (Lange) 
Streigler. 

6. Samuel Pierce Robinson,h. Newburyport, 18 June, 1846, 

d. m Newburyport, 12 Feb. 1850. 

213. 

Joseph^ (Joshua,^ Joshua,^ Samuel,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,'^ 
Nicholas'), horn in Lynn, 2 Sept. 1790; died in Middleton, 23 
Sept. 1850; married 19 Dec. 1812, Lydia Flint, born in Danvers, 
23 May, 1794; died in Danvers, 8 Sept. 1857. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 227 

Children : 

378. i. Joseph,^ b. 14 April, 1813. 

ii. Hannah Flint, b. 2 Jan. 1815, d. 3 Aug. 1886 ; m. 18 May, 
1842, Benj. Wellington Perry, b. 17 Jan. 1813, son of Jonathan 
and Rebecca (Wellington) Perry. Having no issue they ad- 
opted Harriet Mayhew, wlao has married Henry M. Bradstreet. 

379. iii. Aaron Flint, b. 3 May, 1817. 

iv. Eunice Gilbert, b. 13 March, 1819; d. 27 Dec. 1839. 

V. Sarah Elizabeth, b. 13 Aug. 1821 ; m. 1 Oct. 1851, Jacob 

Benj., son of James and Luciuda (Danforth) Marston, b. 12 

Oct. 1830, d. 1 March, 1882. 

Children of Jacob B. and Sarah E. (Danforth) Marston : 

1. Sarah Evelyn Marston, b. 25 Aug. 1852. 

2. Lucinda Ann Marston, b. 20 June, 1854. 

3. Jacob Edwin Marston, b. 5 March, d. 1 April, 1856. 

4. Charles Sumner Marston, b. '2b March, 1857, d. 1 July, 

1859. 

5. Sylvanus Cobb Marston, b. 10 April, 1859 ; d. 25 Oct. 

1882. 

6. Francis Danforth Marston, b. 9 March, 1862. 

vi. Harriet, b. 1 July, d. 26 Aug. 1823. 

vii. Lydia Sweetser, b, 24 Aug. 1824 ; m. 18 March, 1846, Horace 
D., son of Ebenezer and Eliza H. Phelps, b. in 1820. 

Children of Horace D. and Lydia S. f'Danforth) Phelps : 

1. Laura Phelps, m. Welch. 

2. Charles Phelps, m. , Sarah Chick. 

3. Annie Phelps. 

4. Florence Phelps, m. Charles H. Miller. 

viii. Mart Ann, b. 20 March, 1827, m. 16 July, 1863, Wm., son of 
Warren and Lydia Peabody, b. in 1820. 

Children of William and Mary A. (Danforth) Peabody : 
1. Warren Peabody. 2. Caroline Peabody. 3. Blanche 
Peabody. 

380. ix. George Augustus, b. 7 March, 1829. 

X. Edwin Joshua, b. 28 Aug. 1830, d. 27 Oct. 1831. 



214. 

JoHN^ {Joshua,'^ Joshua,'' Samuel,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,'^ 
Nicholas'), born 4 March, 1807 ; died 18 Jan., 1867 ; married 6 
May, 1831, Hannah, daughter of Stephen and Sally (Holbrook) 
Atwood. Res. Saugus. 
Children : 

i. Emeline Augusta,^ b. 10 Feb., 1832 ; m. 30 April, 1868, Levi 
Humphrey, son of Jacob and Lois Proctor, b. at Derry, N. H., 
11 Dec, 1830. 



228 DANTORTH GENEALOGY,. 

Cbild of Levi H. and Emeline A. (Danforth) Proctor : 
Minnie Lois Proctor, b. in Lynn, 25 Aug. 1868. 

ii. John Warren, b. 29 May, 1834. Resides at Cliftondale. 

381. iii. Joshua, b. 1 April, 1836. 

382. iv. Stephen Atwood, b. 5 March, 1838. 

383. V. Ha WES Atwood, b. 13 April, 1840. 

vi. Hannah Maria, b. 26 Sept. 1842, d. unm. 7 Jan. 1870. 

vii. Orissa Ellen, b. 14 Dec. 1844; d. 8 Aug. 1878; m. 24 Dec. 

1877, Henry, son of Ithamar and Mary (McNeil) Hubbard, b. 

in 1845. She died 8 Aug. 1878, in giving birth to a dau., 

Orra Kate Hubbard, who also died the same day. 
viii. Eliza Ann, b. 25 Jan. 1847; d. 14 Jan. 1849. 
ix. Eunice Matilda, b. 13 May, 1849 ; m. 25 Dec. 1872, in Sau- 

gus, Amos Tapley, son of Thomas and Mary H. (Florence) 

Stocker. No children. 



215. 

Rev. Benjamin' {JBenjamin^^ Joshua,^ Samuel,* Jonathan,'^ 
Jonathan,^ Nicholas^), born in Lynnfield, 24 Feb., 1804; died in 
Chicago, 28 Jan. 1872; married in Salem, 11 Aug. 1825, Eliza- 
beth Baker Mussey, daughter of Benjamin Mussey, born in Port- 
land, Me., 24 July, 1809, died 25 Nov. 1871, in Lawrence, 
Kansas. 

Children : 
John Mussey,^ b. in Salem, 15 March, 1826. 
Stillman Akers, b. in Westbrook, Me., 7 March, 1828. 
Benjamin Lafayette, b. in Portland, Me., 29 Sept. 1830. 
Amos Blanchard, b. 26 July, 1833. 
Charles Lewis, b. in Raymond, Me., 27 Jan. 1836 ; d. 7 Jan. 

1854. 
Mary Elizabeth, b. in Westbrook, Me., 27 April, 1838 ; d. 9 

July, 1838. 
Stephen Brown, b. in Lynn, Mass., 14 Sept. 1840. 
, Samuel Chapman, b. in Saco., Me., 1 Jan. 1845 ; killed at BuU 
Run, 21 July, 1861. 
ix. Aurelia B., b. in Buckfield, Me., 3 March, 1846 ; d. in Boston, 
5 April, 1862. 

216. 

Rev, Joshua Noble'' {Joshua,^ Jonathan,^ Samuel,* Jo- 
nathan,^ Jonathan,^ Nicholas^), born in Pittsfield, 1 April, 1798 ; 
died at Newcastle, Del., 14 Nov. 1861; married 6 Aug. 1829, 
Jane (Janvier) Whilldin, of Newcastle, Del., born 8 May, 1799, 
died 20 July, 1870. 

Graduated with honors at Williams College, prepared for the 



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i. 


385. 


ii. 


386. 


iii. 


387. 


iv. 




V. 




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388. 


vii. 




viii. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 229 

ministry at Princeton and was settled first in Newcastle, Del., then 
for three years in Washington, after which he acted for a short time 
as agent of the Colonization Society. Then was minister for several 
years of the Congregational Society in Lee, Mass., whence he was 
called to the Second church in Alexandria, D. C. In an able and 
successful ministry of fifteen years he raised this society from a de- 
pressed to a very flourishing condition. Then again he became the 
agent of the Colonization Society, his connection with wliich con- 
tinued until his death. 

Of scholarly tastes, he retained through life great fondness for 
Latin and Greek classics and Eno^lish literature : and through life 
was marked for clearly defined opinions, great boldness of utterance 
and fearless discharge of duty. 
Children : 

i. Emma Noble,^ b. 15 Jan. 1831 ; d. at Washington, 5 Dec. 1880 ; 
m. 11 Sept. 1850, George Washington Bush; he d. at Wil 
miiigton, Del., 12 .June, 1900. 

Children of George W. and Emma Noble (Danforth) Bush : 

1. Walter Danforth Bush, b. 29 Aug. 1851 ; m. 14 April, 

1874, Rebecca Gibbons Tatnall. 

2. Le^ois Potter Bush, b. 28 March, 1853; m. 13 May, 

1 879, Margaret Potter Whiteley. 

3. Julia Janvier Bush, b. 9 July, 1855. 

4. George Washington Bush, b. 21 Aug. 1858. 

5. Alice Driscoll Bush, b. 6 April, 1862 ; d. 18 April, 1867. 

6. Joshua Danforth Bush, b. 4 Dec. 1868 ; WilUams Col- 

ledge, grad. 1889 ; in lumber business in Wilmington 
with his father. 

ii. Mary Janvier, b. at Boston, 14 April, 1833 ; d. at Lee, 18 June, 
1836. 

iii. John Whilldin, b. at Lee, 6 Feb. 1835 ; uum. ; res. at Phila- 
delphia, Pa. 

iv. Samuel Adams, b. at Newcastle, 10 July, 1837 ; d. at Newcastle, 
2 Jan. 1867. 

v. Jdlia Harper, b. in Alexandria, Va., 20 March, 1840 ; d. at 
Newcastle, 9 Feb. 1859. 

217. 

Saiviuel Adams^ {Joshua,^ Jonathan,^ Samuel,* Jonathan,^ 
Jonathan,^ JVicholas^), born 5 May, 1804; died 24 June, 1866; 
married at Roxbury, 19 May, 1842, "Cordelia Rosalene Gragg," 
of Boston, born 11 Jan. 1819, died at Hotel Nightingale in Dor- 
chester, 20 April, 1896. She was a daughter of Oliver Gragg 
(born in Groton, 20 Jan. 1776, died in Auburndale, 1 June, 1849) 
and Alice Ditson (born in Billerica, 21 June, 1779, died at 



389. 




390. 


ii. 




iii. 




iv. 




V, 




vi. 



230 DANTORTH GENEALOGY. 

Auburndale, 14 April, 1862). The daughters, Harriet D. and 
Laura P., reside in Auburndale ; the son, Cornelius D., in Yonkers, 
N. Y. 

Always of religious inclination, he joined the church at 16 years 
of age, and at 25 became a deacon thereof, and in 1834 was one of 
the " new-measure men " who organized the Second Congregational 
Church in Pittsfield. 

In 1837 removed to Boston and became a clerk in the treasurer's 
department of the Congregational Missionary House, which position 
he faithfully occupied during all the years of his active life. His 
death occurred at Northampton. After funeral services at his home 
at Auburndale, he was interred at Mount Auburn. 
Children : 

Joshua Noble,^ b. in Roxbury, 31 Aug. 1845. 

Cornelius Driscoll, b. 20 Sept, 1847. 

Edith Cordelia, b. at Auburndale, 3 Feb. 1849 ; d. 12 April, 

1877. 
Harriet Ditson, b. 7 Nov, 1851. 
Laura Porter, b. 22 July, 1853. 
Frances Maria, b. 22 July, 1856 ; d. 3 June, 1857. 



218. 

David Johnson^ (^Jonathan,'' Jonathan,^ Samuel,* Jonathan,^ 
Jonathan,^ JSficJiolas^) , born at Georgia, Vt., 24 Jan. 1788 ; died 
17 Jan. 1847 ; married 22 Dec. 1811, Annis White, who was bom 
11 Feb. 1792, died 29 April, 1835. 
Children : 

391. i. Douglas Abraham,^ b. 9 Nov. 1812. 

ii. Harry S., b. 24 March, 1814 ; m. 1 March, 1840, Emily S. Fair- 
child ; no issue. 

392. iii. George, b. 24 May, 1816. 

393. iv. William, b. 30 May, 1818. 

V. Lucius, b. 26 Nov. 1820 ; d. 30 Aug. 1854. 

vi. Harriet, b. 9 March, 1823 ; d. 8 Sept. 1849. 

vii. Amanda, b. 22 Jan. 1826 ; d. 8 Oct. 1869 ; m. 28 Sept. 1850, 

Epln-aim Gates, son of Thomas and Polly (Gates) Hulett. 

Child: William Danforth Hulett, b. 3 Jan. 1852; m. Georgia, 

dau. of Dr. John Crowley, of Holly, Vt. 
viii. Byron, b. 26 Feb. 1828; d. 30 Aug. 1854, in New Orleans, 

supposed of yellow fever. 
ix. Louisa, b. 20 Aug. 1830; d. 6 May, 1853; m. 19 Nov. 1851, 

Esaias Hall. No issue. 
X. Jane, b. 26 Feb. 1833; d. 20 May, 1859; m. 13 Nov. 1854, 

Wm. Wallace Post, of Georgia, Vt., b. 10 March, 1830, d. at 

St. Albans, 10 Sept. 1862. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 231 

Children of William "W". and Jane (Danforth) Post : 

1. Louisa Maria Post, b. 19 Oct. 1855 ; d. 4 April, 1870. 

2. Jenny Bell Post, b. 10 Jan. 1858 ; m. 14 Sept. 1881, 

Ralph E. Clark, of Cold Water, Mich., b. 28 March, 
1859. 



219. 

Jonathan Reed' {Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ Samuel,* Jonathan,'^ 
Jonathan,^ Nicholas^), born at Georgia, Vt., 3 Jan. 1790; died 
at St. Albans, Vt., 5 Feb. 1847 ; married first, 7 July, 1812, Am- 
anda, daughter of Lewis and Mary (Potter) Walker of Clarendon, 
Vt., born at Rehoboth, Mass., 6 Feb. 1791, died 8 March, 1825. 
He married second, 13 July, 1826, Ruth, daughter of Corporal 
Josiah and Esther (Hathaway) Brush, born Sept. 21, 1800, died 9 
June, 1877. 

He was a civil engineer, a contractor and builder ; constructed 
many bridges and railways, both in the United States and Canada. 
The bridges over the Lamoille and the St. Richelieu rivers were built 
under his supervision. He resided at St. Albans, Vt. 

Children : 

i. Mart,8 b. 11 March, d. 14 April, 1813. 

ii. Mart Anne, b. 17 Jan. 1815 ; d. 27 Oct. 1844 ; m. 31 March, 
1839, Lewis S. Judd. He d. 28 Dec. 1849. 

Children of Lewis S. and Mary A. (Danforth) Judd : 

1. Samuel Judd, b. 20 July, 1840 ; Mrs. Judd res. in Chi- 

cago, 111. (1902). 

2. Henry Lewis Judd, b. 2 Dec. 1842. 

3. Mary Elizabeth Judd, b. 27 Oct. 1844 ; m. Mr. Patter- 

son ; res. St. Louis, Mo. 

iii. Sarah Ann, b. 26 Aug. 1817; d, in June, 1855; m. RoUin 
Tarquin Howard, of Salisbury, Vt. 

Children of Rollin T. and Sarah A. (Danforth) Howard : 

1. Henry Harris Howard, b. 11 May, 1838; d. 20 Feb. 

1870. 

2. Henry Danforth Howard, b. 6 May, 1840. 

3. Mary Adelaide Howard, b. 28 Dec. 1843; m. 16 Feb. 

1863, John Morris Ground, of Marine, 111., b. 2 July, 
1838, son of Daniel and Mary Ground ; res. Jackson- 
ville, Fla. Ch. : (I) Daniel H. Ground, b. 13 Feb. 
1864 ; res. Fernandina, Fla. (2) Cassie Morris 
Ground, b. 19 Sept. 1871 ; m. Joseph Dull, of Dan- 
ville, 111. 

iv. Elizabeth, b. 6 April, 1820 ; m. 7 July, 1850, John Ellison, 
formerly of Hempstead, L. I. ; rem. to Marine, 111. 
394. V. Henry, b. 26 Feb. 1823. 



232 DANTORTH GENEALOGY. 

vi. Abigail Webb, b. 23 Dec. 1828 ; d. 11 May, 1880 ; m. 6 July, 
1853, John Lovell Sargent, horticulturist, of Lebanon, 111. He 
d. 14 June, 1883. 

Children of John L. and Abigail W. (Danforth) Sargent : 

1. Harriet Persis Sargent, b. 15 Sept. 1854; grad. Mc- 

Kendric Coll. ; m. 30 June, 1880, James Harrison 
Thomas, of Belleville, 111. ; editor Belleville Advocate. 

2. Ella Lovell Sargent, b. 10 Aug. 1857 ; gi-ad. also at 

McK. Coll. ; m. 3 July, 1883, Prof. Edw. W. Wag- 
goner, grad. cum honore McK. Coll., prof. Nat. Sci. 
Wiufield Coll., Kan. 

3. Clara Legett Sargent, b. 27 Dec. 1865 ; grad. McK. 

Coll.; N. E. Conservatory of Music in 1884; m. 4 
June, 1885, Eugene L. Waggoner, grad. Valparaiso 
Normal Coll., Ind. ; supt. Pub. Sch., Lebanon, 111. 

vii. John, b. 26 Jan. 1832 ; d. 17 Aug. 1837. 

viii. Amanda Adelaide, b. 31 Jan. 1835; m. 19 Jan. 1853, Lem- 
uel W. Scott, of St. Albans; d. at Montreal, 17 Feb. 1861 ; 
one daughter Adeline V. Scott, m. David Cook, of Montreal. 

ix. Helen Maria, b. 7 Sept. 1836 ; m. 19 Nov. 1857, Henry 
Hypes Horner, b. at Lebanon, 111., 22 Feb. 1821, grad, McKen- 
dric Coll., attorney at law and dean of Law Dept. of Coll. 
She d. at Denver, Colo., 2 July, 1892, while visiting her sister, 
Mrs. Wiley. 

Children of Henry H. and Helen M. (Danforth) Horner : 

1. Henry Roland Horner, b. 11 Sept. 1858 ; civil engineer. 

2. Wilbur Nathan Horner, b. 2 May, 1860 ; lawyer. 

3. Hattie Hypes Horner, b. 6 Feb. 1868. 

4. Bertha Adele Horner, b. 22 May, 1872. 

X. Emma Matilda, b. 19 Aug. 1838; m. 24 Dec. 1856, Dr. E. 
Martin Wiley. He was surgeon of 117 regt. 111. Vol. Inf. in 
the War of the Rebellion ; promoted to be medical director at 
Fort Pickering, Tenn., in 1863 ; and surgeon of 74th div. 16th 
Army corps ; did efficient and vigorous service, the stram of 
which made inroads upon his constitution fi'om which he never 
recovered. Removed to Colorado Springs, Colo., and there died 
14 May, 1883. 

Children of E. M. and Emma M. (Danforth) Wiley : 

1. Mabel Wiley, b. at Trenton, 111., 3 Oct. 1859; m. 13 
July, 1882, Frank Hobart Loud, b. Weymouth, Mass., 
grad. Amh. Coll., prof. Mathem. Colo. Coll. 

Children of Frank H. and Mabel (Wiley) Loud : 

(1) Francis Martin Loud, b. 10 April, 1883. 

(2) Mary Loud, b. 6 April, 1886. 

(3) Paul Danforth Loud, b. 10 Dec. 1887 ; d. 

22 March, 1889. 

(4) Harriet Loud, b. 10 Aug. 1890. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 233 

(5) Norman Loud, b. 20 Sept. 1892. 

(G) William Brewster Loud, b. 8 June, 1894. 

2. Walter Howard Wiley, b. at Idaho Springs, Colo., 28 

Jan. 1862; m. 17 Sept. 1884, Laura, dau. of Thomas 
and Eliza (Maxwell) Parshall, b. in Brighton, 111., 
30 Oct, 18G2, He is a mechanical engineer. 

Children of Walter H. and Laura (Parshall) Wiley: 

(1) Raymond Wiley, b. 23 Jan. 1887. 

(2) Dana Wiley, b. 15 March, 1896. 

3. Wilfred Danforth Wiley, b. 24 Dec. 1866 ; m. 30 Sept. 

1891, Frances, dau. of Charles W. and Jane (Hardy) 
Fonda, of Three Rivers, Mich., b. 19 July, 1868. 
Child of Wilfred D. and Frances (Fonda) Wiley : 
Fred. Harold Wiley, b. 24 Aug. 1893. 

xi. Charlotte Caroline, b. 2 Jan. 1840; m. 14 June, 1877, Dr. 
Francis W. Lytle ; he d. at St. Louis, Mo., 18 July, 1884. Res. 
at Wellington, Kan. 

Children of Francis W. and Charlotte C. (Danforth) Lytle: 

1. Francis Wayland Lytle, b. 13 Aug. 1878. 

2. William Roland Lytle, b. 14 May, 1881. 

3. Walter Wiley Lytle, b. 21 Jan. 1883. 

xii. Frances Gertrude, b. 22 Oct. 1845 ; m. 24 April, 1873, Ben- 
jamin F. Bradley, of Trenton, 111. Res. at Wellington, Kan. 

220. 

Henry Keyes,'' {Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ Samuel,^ Jonathcm,^ 
Jonathan,* Nicholas^), born at Georgia, Vt., 3 April, 1792; died 
2 April, 1872 ; married in Skaneateles, N. Y., in Sept. 1817, Hes- 
ter Savage, born 2 Sept. 1791, died in Pekin, ^Niagara co., N. Y., 
30 July, 1871. 

Children ; all but Louisa Ann born in Pekin : 

i. Louisa Ann,* b. in Skaneateles, 4 July, 1818 ; d. 18 Jime, 1884 ; 
m. 14 Oct. 1846, Samuel Tompkins of La Salle, Niagara Co., 
N. Y. ; he d. 4 June, 1884. 

Children of Samuel and Louisa A. (Danforth) Tompkins : 

1. Heitry Tompkins, b. 3 Feb. 1848. 

2. Elbertine Tompkins, b. 9 June, 1850 : d. 14 April, 1883. 

3. Charles Tompkins, b. 17 Nov. 1852 ; d. 5 March, 1860. 

4. Marcia Tompkins, b. 24 Oct. 1857. 

5. Charlotte Tompkins, b. 23 Feb. 1860 ; m. 5 Dec. 1883, 

William J. Clarke. 

ii. Lawrence, b. 25 Dec. 1820: d. 21 June, 1831; m. first, 

Shaw ; m. second, 

iii. Elbertine, b. 9 Nov. 1823. 
395. iv. James Henry, b. 15 Feb. 1826. 



234 DANTORTH GENEALOGY. 

V. Charles, b. 1 6 Nov, 1828 ; res. in Jan. 1893, at Woodlawn 

Park, Chicago. 
vi. Anna, b. 7 July, 1832 ; d. in Oct. 1832. 
vii. Cornelia, b. 13 Jan. 1834 ; d. 17 Aug. 1877. 



221. 

William' {^Jonathan* Jonathan^' Smnuel,* Jonathan,^ Jo- 
nathan,^ JVicholas'), born at St. Albans, Vt., 27 March, 1794; 
died at Newbury, Wis., in 1850. At some date after 1823 he re- 
moved to Russell, St. Lawrence co., N. Y., and in 1846 to 
Prairieville, Wis., thence to Hartford, Wis., where he lived two 
years; then to Newbury, Wis., his hoine till his death. 

He married Louisa Keyes of Cambridge, Vt. 

Children : 

i. William Keyes,^ b. in 1821 ; "died, leaving wife and children 

in Missouri." 
ii. Emerson, b. in 1822 ; res. in Manistee, Mich. 
396. iii. Nelson, b. in St. Albans, 16 April, 1823, 

iv. Ann Maria, b. in 1825 ; m. Edward Hand ; res. Chicago. 

V. Clinton, b. in 1827 ; res. Manistee ; large family ; one son is 

Charles, 
vi. Louisa, b. in 1828; m. Sam. G. Burdick ; d. in 1873. 
vii. Louis, b. in 1830; went to Cal. ; not heard from, 
viii. Charles W., b. in 1833 ; d. in 1860 at Marquette, Wis. 
ix, Henry. 
X. Keyes, b. in 1841 ; d. at Denver, Col., in 1882. 



222. 

E. Porter' (^Jonathan,' Jonathan,^ Samuel,* Jonathan,^ Jo- 
nathan,^ JSTicholas'), born 24 Nov. 1801; died 9 Sept. 1881; 
married first, 13 Jan. 1830, Paulina Kingsbury, of Fairfax, Vt. 
He married second, 11 June, 1854, Francis L. Storey of Fairfield, 
Vt. 

Children : 

i. Cornelia,^ b. 6 Dec. 1830; m. 13 Dec. 1860, Julius W. Dee, of 
Lawrence co., N. Y, 

ii. Lucia, b. 13 Aug. 1833 ; d. 4 June, 1835. 

iii. Lucia H., b. 2 Dec. 1835 ; d. 11 Aug. 1857. 

iv. Adaline a., b. 2 Feb. 1838 ; m, in 1857, Solomon C. Bixby, of 
Fail-fax, Vt. 

V. Sarah M., b. 29 May, 1840 ; m. 12 May, 1861, Benj. S. Bal- 
lard, of Georgia, Vt. 

vi. Laura C, b. 14 June, 1842 ; m. 31 March, 1864, Ransom Mer- 
rill of Fairfax. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 235 

vii. Mart L., b. 2 Aug. 1845; m. 15 Oct. 1868, Henry S. Holmes, 

of Fairfield, Vt. 
viii. Clarissa P., b. 13 March, 1848; m, iu 1870, Edgar J. Pease, 

of Fairfax. 
ix. Harriet L., b. 2 Aug. 1852; m. 14 Aug. 1877, Harvey A. 

Story of St. Albans, Vt. 

223. 

Charles^ (A'eye.s,® Jonnthan,^ Samuel,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ 
Nicholas^), born at Williamstown, 5 Feb. 1804; died at Wash- 
ington, D. C, 14 Dec. 1885 ; married first, 11 July, 1831, Charity, 
daughter of Daniel and Charity (Fuller) Foster, of Leroy, N. Y., 
born in Newburyport, 16 July, 1812; died at Troy, N. Y., 31 
Dec. 1869. 

He grad. Williams College; settled at Leroy, N. Y., and prac- 
tised law ; was judge of county court over a circuit of 40 miles. He 
possessed great energy and discernment, and performed a large 
amount of legal business ; retained his faculties into ripe old age. 
After the death of his first wife he removed to Washington, D. C, 
where he married his second wife and had two sons born. He mar- 
ried second, 27 June, 1872, Diana E. Jones, born at Sligo, Md., 6 
Dec. 1842. She was a daughter of Capt. John Courts Jones, of 
Montgomery, Md. (d. 1880, fe. 78), of U. S. Navy and revenue 
service. He was son of Major John Courts Jones and grandson of 
Colonel Robert Hanson Harrison, confidential secretary of General 
Washington, and afterward until his death Justice of U. S. Supreme 
Court. 

Mrs. Danforth resides at Forest Glen, Md. 

Children : 

i. Helen Augusta,* b. 7 June, 1832 ; m. 1 June, 1854, "William 
C. Hart of Troy, b. 6 March, 1818 ; d. in 1890. 

Children of William C. and Helen A. (Danforth) Hart : 

1. Emma Willard Hart, b. in Troy, 18 Jan., d. 19 Aug. 

1856. 

2. Helen Hart, b. 19 Jan. 1860. 

3. William Cook Hart, b. 10 May, 1873; WiUiams Coll., 

class of 1894. 

397. ii. Roderick Foster, b. 9 Oct. 1835. 

iii. Charles Hart, b. 5 Feb. 1876. He was educated at Gonzaga 
College, aiming at the legal profession. On the outbreak of the 
Spanish war he enlisted and served in Cuba till sent to the 
Philippines ; second lieutenant of the 31st U. S. Infantry 
appointed adjutant of the district of Mindanao and Jolo, May 
13, 1901. 

iv, John Courts Jones, b. 2 March, 1880 ; d. 3 Dec. 1881. 



236 DANTORTH GENEALOGY. 

224. 

George'' {Keyes^^ Jonathan^ , Samuel,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan," 
Nicholas^), born in Williamstown, 24 July, 1808; died 14 Feb., 
1864; married at Leroy, N. Y., 4 Sept., 1834, Mary B. Foster, 
born in Newburyport, 12 June, 1814, died 25 Nov., 1880. He 
grad. from Williams College ; studied law ; settled at Ann Harbor, 
Mich., in 1836; was eminent at the bar; state senator one term; 
was postmaster some time. 

Children : 

i. George Montgomery,^ b. 30 Sept., 1836 ; d. unin., 7 Jan., 1881. 

ii. Mary Cornelia, b. 25 Aug., 1838 ; d. 18 Aug., 1839. 

iii. Mary Elizabeth, b. 1 July, 1840 ; d. 21 Feb., 1882 ; m. T. M. 

Baxter, of Chicago, 111. No children, 
iv. Elizabeth Foster, b. 28 Oct., 1845 ; m. Edgar Boardman 

Jewett, of Buffalo, N. Y., mayor of the city, 1894-5. 
V. Daniel Foster, b. 18 Feb., 1848. Was in Kansas City in 1880. 

225. 

Ketes' {Keyes,^ Jonathan,^ Samuel,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ 
Nicholas^), born in Williamstown, ]1 Jan., 1822; died from the 
effects of a fall from his carriage, 21 Oct., 1897 ; married first, 28 
Sept., 1852, Anna L. Lyon, dau. of Col. James Lyon of Wood- 
stock, Conn., born in 1832, died 28 Jan., 1868. He married sec- 
ond, 21 July, 1869, Caroline M. Smith, of Albany, born 25 Dec, 
1838. 

After his graduation at Williamstown in 1846, he studied law with 
George H. Browne, of Providence, R. I., in Chepatchet, R. I., and 
was admitted to the bar. Later he returned to Williamstown and 
practised until 1885, when he was appointed judge of the local court. 
From 1862 to 1882 he was assistant treasurer of Williams College, 
and did most of the work of the treasurer. He was a member of 
the town school committee, and town treasurer for twenty years, and 
assessor and selectman at various times. In 1862 and in 1880 he 
was elected to the Legislature. He was president of the Danforth 
Family Association in 1886. Judge Danforth was one of the ori- 
ginal members of the Society of Sons of the American Revolution. 

Child : 
398. Bushnell,^ b. 19 Nov., 1854. 

226. 

Jesse'' (David,^ David, ^ Jacoh,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ N'ich- 
las^), born at Chelmsford, 27 Aug., 1776 ; died in 1852 ; married 



DANFOETH GENEALOGY. 237 

inHolHs, 24 April, 1797, Sarah, dau. of Josiah and Sally Wheat, 
of Hollis, N. H. They resided at Walthain in 1816 and 1832. 
Children : 
i. Jesse,^ b. 18 Feb., 1798 ; d. 1 July, 1849 ; lived in Ottawa, La 

salle Co,, Illinois, 
ii. David, b. 17 April, d. 13 Oct., 1799. 
iii. Sarah, b. 3 July, 1800; res. Nashua, N. H. 
iv. David, b. 19 May, 1802; went west, m. 21 June, 1821, Huldah 

Reed. 
V. Solomon, b. 8 Dec, 1803. 
vi. Harriet, b. 30 April, 1805; d. ve. 7 by clothing taking fira at 

school in Oct., 1812. 
vii. Susan, b. 16 Dec, 1806; m. 19 Sept.. 1833, Josiah A. Wheat; 

res. Nashua. 

Children of Josiah A. and Susan (Danforth) Wheat: 

1. George Edwin TT/zea^, b. 4 Jan., 1842. 

2. Emma Sophia Wheat, b. 17 April, 1844. 

Tiii. Benjamin, b. 17 Nov., 1808; went west. 

ix. Joseph, b. 4 Nov., 1810 ; d. in 1812. 

X. SoPHRONiA, b. 26 Oct., 1812 ; d. in 1814. 



227. 

TmOTHY^ (David,^ David,' Jacob,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ 
JSricholas'), born at Chelmsford, 2 April, 1778 ; died 17 May, 1855 ; 
married first, 12 Aug., 1798, Mary Nevins, born in 1768, died in 
1806. He married second, 23 Sept., 1808, Bridget Blanchard, dau. 
of Augustus Blanchard, of Milford, N. H., born in Merrimack, 23 
June, 1776; died in Amherst, N. H., 16 July, 1837. He married 
third, 11 Jan., 1838, Lucretia Barnard, dau. of Rev'. Jere. Barnard 
of Amherst, many years minister of Trinitarian Cong. Church ; she 
was born 26 July, 1794. He resided in Amherst from early child- 
hood ; was appointed postmaster during the administration of his 
cousin. President Franklin Pierce. 
Children : 

Timothy S.,« b. in Milford, 26 May, 1799. 

William Nevins, b. 13 Jidv, 1802. 

Walter, b. in Milford, 19 'Feb., 1804 ; d. m Portland, Me., 5 
Aug., 1848, unm. 

Joel Crosby, b. in Milford, 14 June, 1809. 

Charles Pinckney, b. 16 Sept., 1812. 

Hannah Crosby, b. 11 Nov., 1820 ; d. 14 May, 1857 ; m. (as his 
first wife) 27 May, 1839, Caleb Clesson Field, M.D., b. 27 May, 
1810, d. 6 May, 1881. He was son of George and Phila (Hol- 
ton) Field, b. at Northfield. Grad. Amherst College in 1833 ; 
taught school in Concord, Mass. Stuched medicine under Drs. 



399. 




400. 


ii. 




iii, 


401. 


iv. 


401a V. 



238 DANFOETH GENEALOGY. 

John Ware and Walter Channing in Boston, and Dr. Twitcliell 
of Keene, N. H. Received liis medical degree from Dartmouth 
College ; practised at Leominster, Mass. He was highly re- 
spected. 

Children of Caleb C. and Hannah C. (Danforth) Field : 

1. Mary Crosby Field, b. 27 April, 1840 ; d. 26 Dec, 1845. 

2. Glesson Field, b. 16 June, 1845 ; m. 4 Oct., 1870, Sarah 

Eva Murchison, of Halifax, N. S., b. 17 April, 1852. 
He is a printer, learned the trade of his uncle Charles 
P. Danforth ; residence, Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Children : 

(1) George M. Field, b. in Boston, 1 July, 1872. 

(2) Charles Clesson Field, b. 20 Feb., 1874. 

(3) Walter Pinckney Field, b. 27 July, 1875. 

(4) Alfred W. Field, b. in Brooklyn, N. Y., 4 

April, 1880. 

3. Jenny Louise Field, b. 5 Feb., 1849 ; d. 20 July, 1850. 

4. Alfred Withington Field, b. 14 May, 1851; d. 29 July, 

1882. 

5. Charles Sumner Field, b. 28 Feb., 1854 ; d. 19 March, 

1857. 

6. Catherine Sophia Field, b. 23 Dec, 1855 ; d. 13 Sept., 

1875. 

228. 

Benjamin Pierce^ {David,^ David,^ Jacoh,'^ Jonathan,^ Jona- 
than,^ mcholas'), hovn in Chelmsford, 22 Feb. 1780; died 19 
March, 1837; lived some years in Waltham ; married 17 Aug. 
1800, Mary Willoughby, of Hollis, N. H. 
Children : 

1. Mart,8 b. 7 Jan. 1801 ; d. 19 Dec 1862. 

ii. Elizabeth Pierce, b. 20 Jan. 1803 ; d, at Pecatonica, 111., 17 
Feb. 1877 ; m. 29 Sept, 1831, Rev. John Morrill, b. 25 Aug. 
1796; Amherst Coll. ; Andover Theol. Sem. 1831 ; d. at Pec- 
atonica, 111. Immediately on graduating he married, was or- 
dained in company with 30 of his classmates by N. Y. Pres- 
bytery, and started with his wife for the West to act as mis- 
sionary. Traveling with horse and wagon they were six weeks 
in reaching the Ohio river, where selling the wagon he pro- 
ceeded on horseback, while she went down the river in a flat 
boat and reached her destination only after some impediments 
caused by the swollen state of the river. After five years la- 
bor in Ohio they removed to Illinois, where Mr. Morrill organ- 
ized the first Congregational church in Rockford. In several 
following years during which he was often the only Congrega- 
tional minister in a circuit of 50 miles, he organized numerous 
churches. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 239 

Their only daughter, Mary Elizabeth, b. 2 August, 1835, 
after the death of her parents resided with her aunt, Mrs. 
Lej)he Pierce Dauforth, Philadelphia. 

iii. Benjahiin, b. in Jan. 1805; d. in infancy. 

iv. Rebecca, b. 5 Dec. 180G, d. in Alton, 111., 26 Jan. 1889. 

V. Sophia Nichols, b. 30 Jan. 1809, d. in Lawrence, 14 Nov. 1861 ; 
m. 6 June, 1833, Israel Morrell, at Connersville, Ind., removed 
thence to Rockford, 111., and thence to Lawrence, Mass. They 
had two children : 

1. Franklin Howard Morrell, b. 12 May, 1836 ; m. 7 Nov. 

1859, Adeline E. Barton, of Lawrence, Mass. Re- 
sided in Philadelphia. Engaged in Danforth Belt- 
ing Co. 

2. Edioard D. Morrell, b. 29 July, 1837 ; m. Mary E. 

Pierson, of Lowell. 

vi. Sakah Ann, b. 25 May, 1811 ; d. in Alton, lU., 22 Aug. 1887 ; 
m. Don Alonzo Spaulding. of Rockford, 111. Resided at Al- 
ton, 111. One dau., Helen M. Spaulding, b. 13 April, 1840 ; 
m. 17 Nov. 1859, A. T. Hawley. of Alton. Res. Alton. 

402. vii. Benjamin Franklin, b. 9 July, 1813. 

viii. Lephe Pierce, b. 28 April, 1816; m. her cousin, David Dan- 
forth, No- 403 ; q. V. 

228a. 

David^ {David,^ Davicl,^ Jacob,* Jonathcm,^ Jonathan," 
Nicholas^), born at Chelmsford, 11 May, 1784; died 2 March, 
1867 ; married in 1812, Mary Walker, of Antrim, N. H. Resided 
in Hillsboro. 

Children : 

i. George,^ b. 4 March, 1815 ; d. 16 Nov. 1816. 
ii. Mart, b. 4 Sept. 1817 ; m. John Small, 
iii. Catharine, b. 20 Feb. 1820. 

403. iv. David, b. in Nov. 1821. 

V. Rebecca, b. 20 July, 1823 ; m. Alvan Weeks, 
vi. Elizabeth, b. 27 Aug. 1825 ; d. in 1825. 
vii. Twins, b. and d. in 1830. 

404. viii. Benjamin Pierce, b. 4 May, 1831. 

405. ix. Andreav .Jackson, b. 27 June, 1833. 



229. 

Solomon^ (^Solomon,^ David,^ Jacob,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ 
Mcholas'), born in Merrimack, N. H., 27 March, 1782; died 20 
Aug. 1826; married 29 Nov. 1811, Ruth, daughter of Benjamin 
and Ruth (Tarbell) Nourse, of Merrimack, born 28 March, 1784, 
died 31 Oct. 1836. 



240 DANFOETH GENEALOGY. 

Children : 

i. Emily Caroline,^ b. in Merrimack 14 Sept. 1812 ; d. 16 

March, 1880; m. Samuel Flanders. 
ii. Eunice Nourse, b. 19 March, 1815 ; d. 14 Nov. 1852. 
iii. Sarah Ann, b. 19 Jan. 1817 ; d. 30 Sept. 1822. 
iv. John Munroe, b. 17 May, 1820 ; d. 26 Sept. 1822. 
406. V. John Nourse, b. 25 Dec. 1823. 



230. 

Simeon Cummings'' (^Solomon, ^ David, ^ Jacob,* Jonathan,^ 
Jonathan,^ JSTicholas^), born at Merrimack, N. H., 31 March, 
1786; died at Amherst, N. H., 26 July, 1869; married in Blue- 
hill, Me., 7 Feb., 1811, Abigail, daughter of Daniel and Sarah 
(Smith) Osgood, born in Bluehill, Me., 23 Sept., 1793; died in 
Amherst, 13 Feb. 1854. Lived in Atkinson and Kirkland, Me.; 
removed to Merrimack, N. H., about 1830. Of their twelve chil- 
dren all but one grew up and married. 

Children, the first nine born in Atkinson : 

407. i Charles Cummings,^ b. 12 April, 1812. 

408. ii. Daniel Osgood, b. 17 March, 1816. 

409. iii. Solomon, b. 8 March, 1818. 

iv. SoPHRONiA Child, b. 25 July, 1819; m. 28 Dec. 1837, Samuel 
H. Kingsbury, b, 20 Nov. 1816. 
Children of Samuel H. and Sophronia C. (Danforth) Kingsbury : 

1. John Edwin Kingsbury, b. 8 July, 1840 ; m. in Chica- 

go, 14 Feb, 1861, Margaret M!^ Eckhardt. 

2. Samuel Prescott Kingsbury, b. 3 Aug. 1^42 ; d. 23 

March, 1866 ; m, in June, 1865 ; name of wife not 
given. 

3. Sarah Abigail Kingsbury, b, 24 April, 1844 ; m. 14 

Feb. 1861, Tuttle K. Sweeney. 

4. Charles Osgood Kingsbury, b. 1 Nov. 1845 ; m. in Aug. 

1873, Mary Defoe. 

5. Francis J. Kingsbury, b. 12 Aug. ; d. 4 Sept. 1846. 

6. Frank A. Kingsbury, b. 26 May, 1849 ; d. 24 June, 

1852, 

410. V. Vespasian, b. 5 Nov, 1820. 

vi. Eliza Jane Cummings, b. 23 Sept. 1822 ; m. Amherst, 22 Dec. 
1842, Francis K. Boutelle. b. 1 Nov. 1818 ; in ice trade. 
Children of Francis K. and Eliza J. C (Danforth) Boutelle, 
all born at Amherst : 

1, Albert F. Boutelle, b. 26 March, 1845 ; d. at Milford, 

N. H„ 15 Dec. 1885 ; m. 19 March, 1866, Eliza A. 
H. Sanderson. 

2. George K. Boutelle, b. 19 July, 1847 ; m. 23 Dec. 1869, 

Adeline S. Davis. 



DANTORTH GENEALOGY. 241 

3. Charles C. Boutelle, b. 7 Oct. 1850 ; m. 20 Oct. 1874, 

Mary Ellen Loveland ; she was b. 28 Oct. 1849. 

4. Creighton P. Boutelle, b. 5 July, 185G; m. 11) March, 

1885, Elizabeth G. Lang. Dau. Harriet Boutelle, b. 
in Chelsea, 5 Nov. 188G. 

5. Elmer E. Boutelle, b. 22 April, 1861 ; m. in Ashburn- 

ham, 29 April, 1887, Adeline A. Baker. 

411. vii. Simeon Cumjiings, b. 17 May, 1824. 

viii. Abigail, b. 6 May, 182G ; d. in Kirkland, Me., 22 April, 1830. 

ix, LovisA Churcdill, b. 7 Dec. 1827 ; d. at Nashua, 13 July, 

1852 ; m. in Nashua, 13 March, 1851, John Perkins, of 

Nashua, b. in Alton, N. II., 10 April, 1833 ; d. in Aug. 1886. 

Child of John and Lovisa C. (Danforth) Perkins : 

Ella, b. 6 March, 1853 ; m. 10 July, 1873, Wallace S. 

Jackman, dry goods, res. Nashua. Children : 

(1) Edith Jackman, b. 31 Jan. 1878. 

(2) Harvey B. Jackman, b. 27 Feb. 1879. 

(3) Eleanor Jackman, b. 27 Nov. 1883. 

X. Sarah Abigail, b, in Kirkland, Me., 2 Sept. 1830 ; d. in Merri- 
mack, 29 Sept. 1833. 

xi. RuFUS Edmund, b. in Merrimack, N. H., 22 Aug. 1832 ; d. 8 
Sept. 1833. 

412. xii. RuFUS Edmund, b. in Merrimack, N. H., 4 Feb. 1834. 



231. 

Rurus' (^Solomon,^ David," Jacob,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan.,^ 
Nicholas'), born at Merrimack, N. H., 25 Feb. 1791; died 23 
Jan. 1860; married in Concord, iST. H., 22 June, 1817, Sarah 
Herbert, of Concord, born 27 Dec. 1797 ; died 7 Nov. 1811. 

Children : 

i. Mary Ann,^ b. 26 March, 1818 ; m. 22 Sept. 1845, Jabez L. 
Pearson, b. 2 Nov. 1821. 

Childi-en of Jabez L. and Mary Ann (Danforth) Pearson : 

1. Edward G. Pearson, b. 3 July, 1846 ; m. 29 April, 

1874, Nettie True, b. April, 1846. 

2. Frank M. Pearson, b. 15 Aug. 1847; d. 10 Dec. 1850. 

3. George P. Pearson, b. 10 Jime, 1849 ; d. 28 Nov. 1850. 

4. George F. Pearson, b. 8 May, 1852; d. 8 Feb. 1859. 
Mary Ann (Danforth) Pearson m. (2) in Feb. 1870, Daniel 

Granger, b. 19 Sept. 1806, d. 8 April, 1878. 

413. ii. Jacob Israel, b. 21 Oct. 1821. 

iii. Calvin S., b. 13 June, 1826 ; d. 17 May, 1830. 
413a. iv. Calvin H., b. 30 Sept. 1831. 



242 DANTOKTH GENEALOGY. 



232. 



Simeon^ ( William,^ David,^ Jacob,^ Jonathan,^ Jonathan,'^ 
Nicholas'), born 2 Dec. 1783; died in Deny, 27 July, 1846; 
married 10 March, 1807, Nancy Craigie, daughter of James and 
Jane (Wallace) Anderson, born 15 Oct. 1784, died 10 Sept. 
1850. He was of Londonderry, and of Derry when set off. Was 
a blacksmith. Kept tavern many years in Derry ; held many town 
offices. 

Aug. 4, 1846, on petition of the widow, Joseph A. Gregg Avas 
appointed administrator. John H. Miltimore of Derry acted as 
agent for Mary W., wife of Ebenezer Gregg, of Elyria, O., one of 
the heirs. Nancy's will, dated 4 July, 1849, was duly probated 
after her death ; she bequeathed her estate to daughter, Lucy Jane, 
wile of Benjamin F. Gregg, Esq. ; to son Daniel W. Danforth ; to 
daughter Mary W., wife of Eben. Gregg, of Ohio ; to son William 
Alonzo and daughter Adeline Danforth. 

Children : 

i. Lucy Jane,^ b. in Derry, 16 Aug. 1807; m. 12 Dec. 1833, 
Benj. F. Gregg of Derry. 

Children of Benjamin F. and Lucy Jane (Danforth) Gregg : 

1. Adeline Davforth Gregg, b. 26 June, 1835 ; m. 12 Aug. 

1860, Chas. F. Wheeler ; 6 children, 

2. Lncinda Jane Gregg, b. 18 Aug. 1837. 

3. Alonzo Jarvis Gregg, b. 24 March, 1840. 

4. Frank Washington Gregg, b. 26 June, 1847. 

ii. Mart Wallace, b. 18 Nov. 1809 ; d. 11 Aug. 1870, in Lorain, 
Ohio; m. 19 Sept. 1829, Eben. Gregg of Derry, b. in Dor- 
chester, N. H., 1803, d. in Lorain, Ohio, 21 Aug. 1886. He 
m. (2) Adeline Wallace Danforth (below). 

Children of Eben. and Mary W. (Danforth) Gregg : 

1. Cynthia Anderson Gregg, b, in Derry, 9 March, 1833 ; 

d. m Cleveland, 1 838. 

2. Simeon Danforth Gregg, b. 7 Aug. 1837. 

3. Mary Hannah Gregg] h. 10 Aug. 1840. 

4. Arthur Liver more Gregg, b. 27 Sept. 1842 ; d. 9 March, 

1873. 

5. Luther Bell Gregg, b. 7 April, 1845. 

6. Lucy Eliza Gregg, b. 27 March, 1847. 

7. Adeline Danforth Gregg, b. 25 Nov. 1849 ; d. 30 April, 

1850. 

414. iii. Daniel Warner, b. 2 March, 1812; d. 1 Nov. 1884. 

iv. William Alonzo, b. 16 Nov. 1814; d. in Lorain, 0., 12 Jan, 

1892, unm. 
V. Adeline Wallace, b. 11 Sept. 1818 ; m. 30 Dec. 1872, Eben. 

Gregg, formerly husband of her sister, Mary Wallace Danforth. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 243 



233. 



William'' ( William,^ David,^ Jacob,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ 
JSfichoJas^), born in Deny, 7 Feb. 1799 ; died in Roxbury, Mass., 
31 July, 1866. Cabinet maker. Married first, at Boston, 11 Oct. 
1824, lluth Pcabody Eeed, of Andover, Mass., born 25 July, 
1805, died 7 April, 1841. He married second, 14 July, 1842, 
Asenath, daughter of Samuel and Mary Trofitter of Salem, born in 
Nov. 1803, died 5 May, 1882. 

She made her will 4 Aug. 1880 ; bequeathed chiefly to her nearest rela- 
tives, making Edward T. Trofitter, of Newtonville, executor ; also a bequest 
to Mrs. Mary Danforth, of Boston Plighlands, and left " the two portraits 
of Father aud Mother " to Edward T. Danforth. 

Children : 

William Brewek,^ b. 7 Sept. 1825; d. 14 Nov. 1832. 

Amanda, b. 19 Oct. 1827 ; d. 16 Nov. 1832. 

Hannah, b. 1828 ; d. a3. 1 year, 26 Sept. 1829. • 

Edwin, b. 1 Sept. 1829. 

Edward Turner, b. 10 July, 1831. 

Hannah, b. July, d. 7 Sept. 1833. 

Tiiaddeus, b. 30 March, d. 29 Sept. 1836. 

Alonzo, b. 21 July, 1837. 

William, b. 1 1 Aug. 1839. 

Melissa, or " Cecilia," b. 2 March, and d. 30 Aug. 1841. 

Laura, b. in 1844; d. in 6 months. 

234. 

Dayid^ {Jacob,^ David,^ Jacob,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ 
Nicholas'), born 15 Aug. 1798; died at Grafton, Vt., 1 Feb. 
1870 ; married first, Huldah Whitney. She died in Walpole, 
N. H. He married second, Harriet Cliapin, born in 1811, died in 
Oct. 1860. 

He was a blacksmitli; lived many years in Walpole, N. H., and 
Westminster, Vt. 

Childi'en : 

i. Martha.^ 
ii. George. 
419. iii. Lewis E., b. [Aug. 1826]. 

iv. Emily, m. William Cornell ; res. St. Louis, Mo. 

Children of William and Emily (Danforth) Cornell : 

1. Enuna Cornell, m. (1) Mr. Fitz ; m. (2) George T. 

Walker. 

2. Robert Gorncll, res. St. Louis, Mo. 

V. Henry. 
vi. Harriet, 





1. 




ii. 




iii. 


415. 


iv. 


416. 


V. 




vi. 




vii. 


417. 


viii. 


418. 


ix. 




X. 




xi. 



244 DANFOETH GENEALOGY. 

420. vii. Alonzo H., b. 10 April, 1837. 

421. viii. David, b. 8 May, 1839. 

422. ix. Jacob, b. 4 July, 1843. 

X. Julia, b. 2 June, 1845 ; m, Charles Eoss, {armer, Onawa, Kan. 

235. 

Capt. George' {Jacoh^^ David,^ Jacob,* Jonathan,^ Jona- 
than,^ Nicholas'), born 30 April, 1807; married in 1827, Sarah 
Melzer, born in Milford, 27 July, 1810; died 30 Oct. 1882. Res- 
idence at Danforth's Corner, Amherst, N. H. 

Children : 

i, Adeline Sophia,^ b. 13 May, d. 6 Sept. 1841. 

ii. Lucy Adeline, b. in Amherst, 23 Auff. 1842 ; m. at Hudson, 

25 Nov. 1874, Obed Ware, b. in Jefferson, Me., 1838 ; res. 

Pepperell. 
iii. Edgar Adelbert, b. 12 May, 1846 ; m. first, 1 Oct. 1867, Lucy 

A. Merrill. He m. second, Jenny Clay of Lowell. 
iv. Sarah Josephine, b. in Amherst, 3 May, 1848 ; m. (1) 16 May, 

1872, Charles Hay of Lowell. She m. second, Luther Cawley ; 

res. Lowell. 
V. Ella Elvada, b. 23 Dec. 1856; m. 4 May, 1879, Arthur Hill 

of Amherst (son of Samuel). 

Children of Arthur and Ella E. (Danforth) Hill : 

1. George Arthur Hill, b. 26 June. 1880. 

2. Bessy Louisa Hill, b. 8 May, 1883. 

236. 

Octa' (Sainuel,^ Samuel,^ Samuel,* Sarnuel,^ Jonathan,'^ 
Nicholas'), born in Sept. 1809; died 10 Aug. 1883; married in 
Jan. 1831, Nancy Reed, of Acton. Residing in Boston, he bought 
of his father land in Stow, 12 April, 1830. Removed to Hudson, 
Mass. 

Children : 

i. Harriet,^ b. 30 Jan. 1833 ; m. at Harvard, 24 April, 1851, 
Chas. M. Blood, of Brockton ; shoemaker ; • son of Eben. and 
Tamar E. L. Blood. 

ii. Maria, b. 22 Feb. 1834 : m. 23 Oct. 1854, at Harvard, Alan- 
son Rice, son of George, of Grafton, b. in 1832 ; shoemaker. 

iii. RoxANNA, b. 23 March, 1835; m. 8 Jan. 1851, Robert Sylva- 
nus, son of Sylvan us and Elvira Harlow, of Cornish, N. H., 
b. 18 Oct. 1830, shoemaker. 

Children of Robert S. and Roxanna (Danforth) Harlow : 
1. Emma Louise Harlow, h. 24 July, 1852; d. 28 Aug. 
1854. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 245 

2. MariUa Evora Harloio, b. 28 Nov. 1 853 ; m. in March, 

1873, John Lewis Spooner ; res. S. P^ramingham. 

3. Ella Josepldne Harlow, b. 2 Jan. 1856 ; dressmaker, 

Marlboro. 

4. Eva Leona Harlow, b. 24 July, 1861 ; milliner, Marl- 

boro. 

5. Emma Louisa Harlow, b. 22 March, 1862. 

6. George Henry Harlow, b. 14 Nov. 1863. 

7. Grace Gertrude Harlow, b. 3 March, 1867. 

423. iv. Albert, b. 30 April, 1836. 

424. V. Alfred, b. in 1838. 

vi. Caroline, b. in 1842 ; m. 22 Sept. 1857, at Harvard, John H. 
Dascomb, son of Daniel and Hannah D. of Cambridge ; he 
was a machinist, res. at Leominster. 

425. vii. Walter, b. 14 March, 1845. 

426. viii. Andrew, b. in 1847. 

237. 

HoLLis^ {Samuel,^ Samuel,^ Smnuel,* Samuel,'^ Jonathan,^ 
Nicholas^), born at Stow, 11 May, 1818; died in Cambridge, 7 
Aug. 1878 ; married 10 Nov. 1839, Susanna Moore, dau. of Rufus 
Houghton, of Bolton, born 8 Oct. 1816 ; he resided at Bolton. He 
made his will 6 Aug. 1878 ; bequeathed his estate to his wife; to 
children Josephine Danforth (of Newtonville), Francena Young, 
Susanna M. Gillon, Georgianna and Henry M. Danforth (of Cam- 
bridge). 

Children : 

i. Josephine,^ b. in Bolton, 14 Aug. 1840. 

ii. Francena, b. 17 June, 1842 ; m. in Cambridge, 29 July, 1863, 

Carlos Loriug Young, b. in Hingham, 1830, son of Wm. and 

Dolly S. Y. He was reported killed by the Indians at the 

West in 1874. 
iii. Susannah Moore, b. 21 June, 1844; m. 4 Nov. 1867, .John 

Russell Gillon (son of Wm. and Sarah G.) of N. Y. City, b. in 

July, 1841 ; d. 31 March, 1872. 

Children of John R. and Susannah M. (Danforth) Gillon : 

1. Josephine Danforth Gillon, b. 27 July, 1868. 

2. Frank Edward Gillon, b. 27 June, 1870. 

iv. Georgianna, b. 18 April, 1846. 

V. Edward Hollis, b. 15 Sept. 1850 ; d. 20 March, 1874. 
vi. Henry Mellen, b. 21 Sept. 1852 ; d. 15 Jan. 1884, leaving " no 
widow " ; administration of his estate granted to Mrs. Young. 

238. 
Daniel'' (Samuel,^ /Samuel,' Samuel,* Samuel,^ Jonathan,^ 
Nicholas"), born 28 Feb. 1822; died 15 April, 1874; married in 



I 



246 DANTORTH GENEALOGY. 

Sudbury, 10 Oct. 1841, Olive G. Oakes, born at Somerset, Vt., 
20 Aug. 1825. He was private in Co. F. 6th Regt. Vermont Vols. ; 
served 3 years in the war of the Rebellion, and died of consumption 
at St. Paul, Minn. 
Children : 

i. Catherine L.,^ b. Sudbury, 10 Aug. 1843 ; m. 4 July, 1861, in 
Liucoln, Vt., Augustus W. Chamberlain, son of Clark and 
Olivia C, of Stockbridge, Vt., b. 7 May, 1838. 

Children of Augustus W. and Catherine L. (Danforth) 
Chamberlain : 

1. 3Ielvin G. Chamberlain, b. 8 May, 18G2 ; m, 23 June, 

1884, Flora B. Harrington, dau. of Oswell and La- 
vinia H. of Stockbridge. 

2. Mary C. Chamberlain, b. 16 July, 1866; m. 20 Sept. 

1884, Harris N., son of Silas and Maria Holland. 

3. Carlton A. Chamberlain, b. 30 Aug. 1868. 

4. Effie 0. Chamberlain, b. 26 June, 1870. 

5. Walter A. Chamberlain, b. 20 .Jan. 1875. 

6. Maurice L. Chamberlain, b. 4 May, 1880. 

7. Ray Chamberlain, h. 11 Oct. 1881. 

ii. Thacher O., b. in Sudbury, 18 July, 1846 ; d. 19 May, 1863. 

He was a private in Company F., 13th Regt. U. S. Infantry. 

He was instantly killed by a shot in the battle of Vicksburg. 
iii. Clara P., b, in troy, N. 14., 10 June, 1850 ; m. 10 June, 1868, 

in Mendon, Vt., Alonzo Ormsby, son of Ira and Laura O. of 

Mendcn. 

Children of Alonzo and Clara P. (Danforth) Ormsby: 

1. Ulyssss A. Ormsby, b. 9 Feb. 1870; d. 18 Sept. 1871. 

2. Arba E. Ormsby, \. 17 Oct. 1876. 

3. Harley L Ormsby, b. 23 March, 1878. 

427. iv. GeoeCxE A., b. in Trov, 2 July, 1852. 

V. Walter B., b. in Bellows Falls, 11 Sept. 1856. 
vi. Willia:m E., b. in Rutland, Vt., 25 Jan. 1861. 

239. 

Jonathan^ (Samuel,' jSTicholas,^ Samuel,* Samuel,^ Jona- 
than,^ Nicholas'), born at Saratoga, N. Y., 25 Dec. 1781 ; died 
at Bath, N. Y., 26 July, 1824; married at Saratoga, N. Y., 10 
June, 1806, Abigail, daughter of Gabriel and Elizabeth (Smith) 
Dusenberry, of Holland (Netherlands), born at Saratoga, N. Y., 
20 Dec. 1788, died at Dansville in 1850. They resided in Sara- 
toga, Dansville and Cohocton, N. Y. 

Children : 

i. Arvilla,^ b. in Saratoga, 19 Dec. 1807 ; d. at Danville, 17 Dec. 
1889 ; m. at Cohocton, Steuben co., N. Y., 10 Dec. 1829, 



DANTORTH GENEALOGY. 247 

Major Merritt Holmes Brown, b. iu Bennington, Vt., 17 Oct. 
]805, d. iu Dansville, 27 June, 1803 ; son of Merritt and Ase- 
nath (Holmes) Brown, of Cohocton, N. Y. Engaged for a 
time with his father in paper making, then rem. to Dansville, 
N. Y., where he was a dealer in hardware and agricultural 
implements ; a man of rare social qualities. Mrs. Brown at- 
tained a serene old age. 

Children of Merritt H. and Arvilla (Danforth) Brown: 

1. Andrew Jackson Brown, b. 24 April, 1832, at Bath, 

N. Y. ; m. at Avon, 18 Oct. 1859, Frances Shepard. 
Child : Carroll Shepard Brown, b. in Dansville, 
1 April, 1864. 

2. Mary Elizabeth Brown, b. 7 June, 1834 ; m. at Dans- 

ville, N. Y., 18 Oct. 1859, William Wilson Perriue. 
Children : 

(1) Harry Brown Perrine, b. in Dansville 1 

Nov. I860; Amh. Coll. 1886. 

(2) Wilson Hamilton Perrine, b. in Bath, N. Y. 

24 April, 1866; Amh. Coll. 1889. 

3. Lucius Brown, b. 6 May, 1837, at Dansville ; d. 2 Feb. 

1880; m. at Groveland, 9 Oct. 1865, Susan Cole. 
Child : Frank Holmes Brown, b. in Dansville, 25 
Aug. 1866. 

4. Martha Gay Broimi, b. 5 May, 1840; d. Dec. ]ft==4; 

m. in Dansville, N. Y., 22 Oct. 1862, Byron T7hit- 
ney French, b. in West Bloomfield, N. Y., 18 Sept. 
1837, son of Sereno and Jane (Whitney) French ; 
residence, Chicago, Ill- 
Children of Byron W. and Martha G. (Brown) 
French : 

(1) Charles Brown French, b. 10 Sept. 1863 ; 

m. in Hamilton, Mo., 26 Dec. 1894, 
Pearl Ellen Ross. 

(2) Stuart Whitney French, b. 12 Feb. 1867 ; 

grad. Amherst Coll. 1889 ; m. 7 Nov.. 
1894,in Chicago, Helen Swain Steri;=on. 

(3) Mary Minerva F^rench, b. 12 Dec. 1868. 

(4) Howard Dean French, b. 15 July, 1872. 

(5) Jane Aiwilla French, b. 18 Oct. 1877. 

(6) Henry Preston French, b. 12 Feb. 1879. 

5. Minerva Bradner Broion, b. 5 May, 1840; d. iu Dec. 

1884. 

6. Jane Uarwood Brown, b. 4 Feb. 1843 ; m. at Dans- 

ville, N. Y., 15 Oct. 1868, Orlando David Mosher 
Baker, sou of Daniel and Sarah (Mos^her) Baker, 
b. at Hyde Park, 31 Julv, 1842; res. New York 
city ; d. 27 May, 1890. 



248- DANFOETH GENEALOGY. 

Children : 

(1) Minnie Arvilla Baker, b. and d. in 1870. 

(2) Mary Louise Baker, b. 7 Aug. 1871 ; libra- 

rian at West End Exchange and Indus- 
trial Union, N. Y. 

(3) Sarah Josephine Baker, b. 15 Nov. 1873; 

grad. Women's Medical College [N. Y. 
Inf. for women and children] ; physician 
N. E. Hospital, Boston, in 1899. 

(4) Eobert Nelson Millard Baker, b. 27 Dec. 

1876 ; d. 7 March, 1890. 
7. Merritt Ddnforth Brown, b. 13 Jan. 1848 ; m. Florence 
Bradford. Res. Saint Joseph, Mo. 

ii. LuciLLA, b. 14 May, 1810 ; d. 22 Oct. 1826. 
iii. Permelia, b. 17 May, 1813 ; m. James Armstrong, a farmer in 
Cohocton, N. Y. 

Children of James and Permelia (Danf orth) Armstrong : 

1. Edwin Armstrong ; m. Elizabeth Tucker. 

2. Harriet Armstrong ; m. Samuel Rosenkrantz. 

3. Lucy Armstrong ; m. Mattice. 

4. Susan Armstrong ; m. Stager. 

5. Martin Armstrong. 

6. \^Myron'\ Armstrong. 

7. Lansing Armstrong. 

iv. Marilla, b. 11 May, 1816; d. at Rochester, N. Y., 12 Feb. 
1899 ; m. Blecker Lansing Hovey, M.D. ; he practised for a 
time in Dansville ; served as surgeon of a N. Y. regiment 
during the war for the Union ; his wife and son also went to 
the seat of war and did hospital service ; he returned to medi- 
cal practice in Rochester, N. Y. Mrs. Hovey was conspicuous 
for her active service in religious and charitable work, greatly 
respected and beloved. 
Child : 

Frank Hamilton Hovey, b. 1846 ; d. 3 July, 1898. 

240. 

Reuben'' (Samuel,^ Nicholas,^ Samuel,* Samuel,^ Jonathan,'^ 
Nicholas^), born at Saratoga, N. Y., about 1778; died at Jay, 
N. Y., about 1860; married Phebe Noble; she died at Codyville 
(Clinton), N. Y., 1862. 

Children : 

i. James. ^ 

428. ii. Abram, b. at Lewis, N. Y., about 1810. 
iii. George. 

iv. Eliza; d. at Codyville, N. Y., 1861. 

429. V. Myron, b. in 1817. 

vi. Cynthia ; m. Irish. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 249 

241. 

Oliver' (James, ^ Nicholas,^ Samuel,* Samuel,^ Jonathan,* 
JSTicholas'), born 3 Dec. 1783; died in 1865; (Williams Coll. 
1811) ; married a daughter of Deacon Sturgis of Ballston, N. Y. ; 
removed to Augusta, Ga., and entered sympathetically into southern 
Hfe. 

Children : 

i. Jacob. ^ 

ii. David. 

iii. Oliver. 

iv. John. 

V. Malinda ; m. Thomas Nelson. 

242. 

Elias'' (James,^ JSFicholas,^ Samuel,* Samuel,^ Jonathan,^ 
Nicholas^), born 13 Jan. 1788; died 26 Oct. 1868; married at 
Charlestown, 20 Feb. 1814, Lucy Smith, daughter of Richard and 
Esther (Pierce) Smith, of Sterling and Cambridge; she died 25 
Dec. 1843. He married second, 23 Dec. 1845, Mrs. Louisa R. 
Cary (widow), of Lancaster, born in 1806. 
Residence, Lancaster, Mass. 
Children : 

i. Eliza L.,* b. 26 March, 1817 ; resides at Lancaster Centre ; has 

expressed great interest in this work (1902). 
ii. Sarah Ann, b, 16 Dec. 1821 ; d. 23 Nov. 1847. 

243. 

Nicholas'' (Isaac,^ Nicholas,^ Samuel,* Samuel,^ Jonathan,^ 
Nicholas^), married Achsa Percy. Residence, North Hoosick, 
N. Y. 

Children : 

i. Mary,^ m. Truman T. Sweet, N. Hoosick. 
ii. Isaac, residence, N. Hoosick. 

iii. Louisa, b. 27 March, 1826 ; m. 18 Jan. 1845, John H. Sweet. 
Child of John H. and Louisa (Danforth) Sweet : 
Burke Sweet, b. 22 Nov. 1846. 

iv. Daniel, res. near Rochester, N. Y. 

V. AcHSAH, m. J. T. Sweet, of Cambridge, N. Y. 

244. 

Simon'' (Isaac," Nicholas,^ Samuel,* Samuel,^ Jonathan,^ 
Nicholas^) , born at Hoosick Falls, N. Y., about 1798 ; died about 



250 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

1834; married first, Abigail Moore. He married second, in 1831, 
Lucy Bridges. He married third, in 1831, Mary Bishop, born in 
Connecticut, 15 March, 1810, died in Canastota, N. Y., in 1858. 
" Squire Danforth " stood high in Madison County, N. Y., where he 
made his home ; " a fine type of man, highly respected by everyone." 
His property was swept away in the failure of a merchant whose 
notes he had benevolently endorsed. 
Children : 

i. John Moore^; b. about 1823 ; "removed to Laporte, Ind., with 
his uncle John Moore." 

ii. Eliza Jane, b. 7 June, 1833 ; m. in Milwaukee, Wis., 23 Oct. 
1854, James Blinn Stone, b. in Franklin co., Vt., 11 March, 
1829, d. in Oslikosh, Wis., 25 Sept. 1884. 

He was in youth a telegraph operator ; worked in Mil- 
waukee, Wis., in California, and elsewhere. One of the in- 
corporators of the N. W. Telegraph Co. ; manager of the tele- 
graph office at Janesville, Wis., during the War and later ; 
attended the famous Chicago convention of the Republican 
party in 1860, and was the first reporter to despatch out of the 
city the news of the nomination of Abraham Lincoln. Engaged 
in boot and shoe business at Oshkosh, Wis., in 1869. 
Children of James B. and Eliza J. (Danforth) Stone : 

1. Florence Caroline Stone, b. 5 Oct. 1855 ; d. 5 March, 

1860. 

2. Katherine Louise Stone, b. 18 Dec. 1858; m. at Osh- 

kosh, 21 Feb. 1879, Harry Bagster Hobbins. Resi- 
dence, Madison, Wis. She is recording secretary of 
the Woman's Club of that city. 

3. Mary Campbell Stone, b. 3 Oct. 1863 ; m. at Oshkosh, 

29 Sept. 1887, Arthur Wellington Greenwood. 

4. Gertrude Alice Stone, b. 18 June, 1868 ; m. at Madison, 

6 Nov. 1891, Charles Marston Sanborn. 



245. 

Aaron Taylor^ {Isaac,^ J^icholas,^ Samuel,* Samuel," Jo- 
nathan,^ Mcholas'), born 20 Nov. 1804; died 16 July, 1881; 
married first, 5 Sept. 1822, Anna Dyer of Bennington, Vt., daugh- 
ter of Benjamin and Polly (Clark) Dyer. He married second, 9 
Sept. 1852, Eliza Goodwin Buck, daughter of Francis and Martha 
(Ward) Buck. She was born 10 Aug. 1805. 

Children : 
430. i. Hiram Doane,^ b. 20 Jan. 1823 ; d. 22 Jan. 1885. 

ii. Amelia Billings, b. 6 Sept. 1828 ; m. 17 June, 1850, at Monti- 
cello, N. Y., Van der Cook Snyder, son of George and Amelia 
(Van der Cook) Snyder, b. in Springfield, Otsego co., N. Y., 
29 April, 1825. 



DANPORTH GENEALOGY. 251 

Children of Van der Cook and Amelia B. (Danforth) Snyder : 

1. Annie Lillian Snyder, b. IG May, 1851 ; m. Leverett 

Eckle ; one daughter. 

2. Clark Henry Snyder, b, 12 April, 1854. 

3. Frances Amelia Snyder, b. 5 March, 1856 ; m. Geo. 

Frank Coon of Bennington, Vt. ; one dau. Res. 
Omaha, Neb. 

4. Ward Beecher Snyder, b. 9 July, 1859 ; d, unm. 9 Nov. 

1871. 

iii. Peiscilla Loomis, b. 1 April, 1825 ; d. 12 April, 1845, warn. 
iv. Charles Dyee, b. 23 Sept. 1842 ; d. 18 Sept. 1861. 



246. 

Jacob^ (^Isaac,^ Nicholas," Samuel,* Samuel,^ Jonathan,^ 
Nicholas'), born at Hoosick, N. Y., 24 Dec. 1814; died 10 Nov. 
1865 ; married 2^0 Aug. 1844, Mary Larrabee, born 14 Oct. 1817. 

Children : 

i. Maecelia,8 b. 7 Dec. 1846. 

ii, DwiGHT, b. 29 Sept. 1848 ; drowned 16 Aug. 1881. 

iii. George, b. 20 Nov. 1850. 

iv. Ida C, b. 15 Dec. 1853. 



247. 

James^ {Jacob,' Nicholas,^ 8amuel,* Sanmel,^ Jonathan,^ 
Nicholas'), born in Xov. 1809 ; married first, Ann Clark, of Co- 
lumbus ; he married second, a wife whose name is not reported ; he 
married third, Emily Post. 

Children : 

i. Lauea.^ 

ii. Diss. 

iii. Mart. 

iv. Savaxnah, m. Robertson of Eufaula, Ala. 

V. Frank. 

vi. Bexjamix. 

vii. Ada. 
viii. Ejielixe. 

ix. Elizabeth. 



248. 

Jacob^ {Jacob,^ Nicholas,' Samuel,* Samuel, '^ Jonathan,' 

Nicholas'), horn in 18\ 4; died in May, 1873; married 

Avery. 



252 DANFOETH GENEALOGY. 

Children : 

i. Mart,* m. Capt. Clarke, 

ii. Alice, m. Capt. Stone. 

iii. Henry, d. 10 May, 1860. 

iv. Thomas Metcalf. 

V. Elizabeth. 

vi. Percy. 

249. 

AzEL Warren' {Francis,^ Nicholas,^ Samuel,* Samuel,^ Jo- 
nathan,'^ Nicholas^), born at Rutland, Vt., 4 July, 1793; died 5 
Nov. 1864 ; married first, Mary Stickles, of Ballston Centre, N. Y., 
born in 1798 or 1799; died 2 Nov. 1830. He married second, 
Sarah Stickles, born in 1804; died 8 March, 1839. He married 
third, Eliza Ann Phillips. 

Children : 

i. Mart,8 b. 7 Oct. 1822 ; m, 28 March, 1842, Henry Delavan 

Curtis of Ballston. 
ii. Eunice Warren, b. 18 July, 1825 ; m. 15 Sept. 1845, Reuben 

Smith Curtis, of Watertowu, N, Y. 

Children of Reuben S. and Eunice W. (Danforth^ Curtis : 

1. Ella Mary Curtis, b. in Sept. 1847 ; m. 31 March, 

1872, John Monroe Lyon, Congregational minister, 
Rochester, Mich. 

2. Edward Danforth Curtis, Congregational minister, b. 

31 March, 1851 ; res. Indianapolis ; m. 9 Sept. 1876, 
Nancy Conkling, dau. of Stephen Sayre and Phebe 
(Lothrop) Conkling of Middletown, Orange co., N. Y. 

3. Charles Lawson Curtis, b. 22 Feb. 1853. 

4. Frederic Warren Curtis, b. 14 Aug. 1861. 

5. Harry Delavan Curtis, b. 30 March, 1864. 

iii. Warren, b. 28 Feb. 1829 ; unm. ; res. in Cresco, Iowa, 
iv. Margaret, b. 6 Aug. 1833. 

V. James Henry, b. 20 Dec. 1835 ; d. 18 June, 1839. 
431. vi. James Henry, b. 26 Sept. 1840. 

vii. Julia, b. 23 June, 1842 ; m. 22 Dec. 1864, Edwm Bush, of 

Watertown, N, Y. 
viii. AzEL Merrill, b. 11 Sept. 1856 ; d. 31 Aug. 1862. 

250. 

Henry" (^Francis,^ J^icJiolas,^ Samuel,* Samuel,^ Jonathan,^ 
Nicholas^) , born 12 Dec. 1806 ; married Fidelia Barron, of Troy. 
Children : 

i. Caroline,^ b. in 1833 ; m. George White. 
i-i. Virginia, m. Edward Babcock, son of Rev. Dr. Babcock (Epis- 
copalian), of Ballston, N. Y. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 253 

250«. 

Charles^ {Samuel,^ Jonathan,^ Samuel,* Sarmiel,^ Jonaihan* 
Nicholas'), born in Rupert, Vt., 23 Aug. 1800; grad. Williams 
College in 1826; became a Presbyterian minister. 

He married Cornelia Flower Sadd, born in Hartford, Conn. 

Child : 
431a. Charles Franklin,* b. at Orwell, 0., 1836. 



251. 

Challen'' {Cyrus, ^ Jonathan,^ Samuel,* Samuel,^ Jonathan,^ 
Nicholas^'), named for Rev. Dr. Challen of Cincinnati, O. ; born 
30 Jan. 1844, in Oquaka, Henderson co., Illinois; removed to 
Winterset, Iowa; a hardware dealer. Married 14 July, 1872, 
[Lida] Sturman. 

Children : 

i. Beulah,* b. 11 Feb. 1874. 

ii. Fred E., b. 25 Jan. 1883. 

iii. Alfred D., b. 10 May, 1884. 

iv. Lucille, b. 25 Feb. 1887. 

V. James B., b. 29 April, 1891. 



252. 

Rev. William,'' ( William,^ William,^ Jonathan," Samuel,^ 
Jonathan,'^ Nicholas^), born in Windsor, Vt., 10 July, 1788; 
died in Oct. 1856 ; rem. with his parents and their family to Berk- 
shire, Vt. ; became a Methodist preacher; married 23 Jan. 1809, 
Mary Farnsworth, born at Woodstock, Vt., 24 May, 1781. 

Children : 

i. Aurelia,^ b. in Berkshire, Vt., 12 July, 1810. 

432. ii. Sylvester, b. 10 May, 1812. 

433. iii. William B., b. 30 March, 1814. 

434. iv. Jonathan Farnsworth, b. 26 Feb. 1817. 

V. Mary Miranda, b. 24 Oct. 1818; d. 19 Jan. 1854; m. (first 
wife) 5 Feb. 1835, Alvin, son of Allen and Lorainie (Bromley) 
Benson, b. at Danby, Vt., 8 July, 1809 ; res. at Gladbrook 
and Badger Hill, la. 

Children of Alvin and Mary M. (Danforth) Benson : 

1. Laura Jane Benson, b. at Byron, N. Y., 16 Feb. 1839 ; 

m. Granville Cuddebach, son of Samuel and Bethiah 
(Cuddebach) Westcott, b. at Tioga, N. Y., 6 June, 
1832 ; res. Gladbrook, la. 

2. Wesley J. Benson, b. 9 June, 1841 ; m. Jeannette Noble. 



254 DANTORTH GENEALOGY. 

3. Rev. Geo. Wm. Benson, b. 23 Jan. 1844; m. Permelia 

Pond. Res. Hudson, la. 

4. Charles Allen Benson, b. 4 May, 1847 ; m. Louise Breit- 

haupt. 

5. Lovina Aurelia Benson, b. at Farmington, Wis., 9 July, 

1849 ; m. Melvin Cole. 

253. 

Jonathan'' ( William,'' William,^ Jonatlum,* Smmiel,^ Jona- 
than,^ Nicholas^) , born at Windsor or Berkshire, Vt., 13 May, 
1802 ; died 17 April, 1880 ; farmer and Methodist preacher ; mar- 
ried 20 Jan. 1825, Sally McAllister, born 25 Jan. 1805, died 11 
May, 1880. 

Children : 

i. JoNATnAN,8 b. 31 Oct. 1825; d. 28 July, 1853. 

435. ii. William, b. 29 Aug. 1827. 

ill. Warren, b. 17 May, 1829 ; d. 19 April, 1880. 

ir. LucETTE L., b. 14 July, 1831 ; m. 20 Nov. 1856, Thomas G. 

Jenkins; he d. 9 Se^Dt. 1872. 
V. Elmina, b. in Jan. and d. in July, 1835. 
vi. RiEDE R., b. 2 March, 1837 ; d. 25 Aug. 1862. 

436. vii. QuiNCY A., b. 19 Feb. 1841. 

viii. Sarah D., b. 10 April, 1844; m. 20 Oct. 1869, Harvey J. Hol- 
den, of Sheboygan Falls, Wis. He d. 11 Jan. 1879. 

ix. Susan L., b. 13 April, 1847. 

X. Betsey M., b. 27 April, 1849; m. 2 June, 1875, Labina Holden 
(Sheboygan Falls, Wis.). 

254. 

Isaac Emery, M.D.' (Isaac,^ William,^ Jonathan,* Samuel,^ 
Jonathan,'' Nicholas'), born 24 Jan. 1793 ; died 14 March, 1828; 
married first, Susan Walcott, of Pomfret, Vt. He married second, 
Celia Jones. 
Children : 

i. Betsey Maria, ^ m. Edward Sabine ; d. in Chester. Ch. : Ed- 
ward, Abby and William Sabine, 
ii. Edward Baker, M.D., unm., died at Bloomington, 111. 

255. 

Hon. Joseph Baker' (Isaac,^ William,^ Jonathan,* Samuel,^ 
Jonathan,'^ Nicholas'), born in Barnard, Vt., 6 Nov. 1795; died 
16 Nov. 1877 ; married 17 Oct. 1816, Lavinia, daughter of Benja- 
min and Susanna Eastman, born in 1795, died 12 Oct. 1875, "be- 
loved by all who knew her, and the idol of her children." He was 
Judge of Probate for Windsor co., and member of the State Legis- 




Mr, Albert Haller Danforth. 



j DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 255 

I lature. In 1851 removed to Rock Island, 111., and was county 
' judge till 1866. Returning to Vermont, he was again much in 
public office, greatly respected and trusted. 
Children : 

i. Elizabeth Mina,« b. 11 Sept. 1817; d. 18 Dec. 1854; m. 11 
May, 1850, Luther Norman Chaney, hardware dealer, b. in 
Barnard, 5 Oct. 1818; of Ogdensburg. Ch. : Elizabeth (Lillie) 
Chaney, b. 4 March, 1851 ; d. 19 Feb. 1858. 

437. ii. Joseph Baker, b. 31 Aug. 1819. 

438. iii. Charles Eastman, b. 11 July, 1824. 

439. iv. William Cullen, b. 9 Feb. 1828. 

256. 

Albert Haller'' [Isaac,^ William,^ Jonathan,* Samuel,^ 
Jonathan,^ Nicholas^), born at Barnard, Vt., 2 March, 1808; 
died at Chicago, 111., 9 Aug. 1891 ; married first, in 1831, Elvira 
Bosworth, born 15 Feb. 1810, died 6 Oct. 1843. He married sec- 
ond, Sarah Dow, of Montpelier, Vt., who died 21 March, 1877. 
He resided at Barnard, Vt.. till 1847, when he removed to Clare- 
mont, N. H. ; later to Chicago, 111. He was a man of attractive 
qualities, genial and kindly. He took a special interest in family 
genealogy, and corresponded widely with reference to it. He lived 
to advanced age and died respected and beloved. He was buried 
at Barnard, Vt., near his brothers and sisters. 

Children : 

440. i. Isaac Newton,^ b. 5 Nov. 1835. 

441. ii. Charles Bosworth, b. 25 Dec. 1839. 

iii. Elvira Bosworth, b. 7 July, 1846; d. in Chicago, 19 Oct. 
1886 ; m. 13 June, 1877, John Lockwood Skelton of Chicago, 
111., sec. of Fireman's Insurance Co. She was an active teacher 
in the Centenary M. E. church ; her life every way " attractive 
and beautiful." 

256a. 

Samuel Parkman M.D' (Isaac,^ William,^ Jonatlum,'^ Sam- 
uel,^ Jonathan,^ JSficholas^), born at Barnard, 12 Dec. 1810 ; died 
at Royalton, 19 Oct. 1865 ; "an eminent physician of Barnard and 
Royalton, Vt." [Hazen.] He married first, 27 March, 1834, 
Elizabeth Ann Burke, dau. of Gen. Joseph Burke of Woodstock, 
Vt. (Another states, dan. of Solomon Wait Burke.) She died 
16 March, 1849. He married second, in Barnard, in Dec. 1849, 
Abby Taylor Bancroft ; she resides in Royalton, Vt. 

Children : 
441a. i. Samuel Parkman,^ b. 26 Feb, 1838. 



256 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

ii. Frederick Wait, b. 22 Aug. 1843 ; student at Dartmouth Col- 
lege ; cl. 2 June, 1862. 

iii. Mary Elizabeth, b. at Barnard, 25 Sept. 1845 ; m. in Eoyal- 
ton, 14 April, 1874, Lyman F. Hayes; res. Bellows Falls. 
Children of Lyman F. and Mary E. (Danforth) Hayes: 

1. Gertrude Simpson Hayes, b. 11 Feb. 1878. 

2. William Danforth Hayes, b. 11 July, 1884. 

iv. Eev. William Burke, b. at Barnard, 21 Feb. 1849 ; d. in 
Gilead, Conn., 4 July, 1875 ; m. in Portland, Ct., 23 June, 
1874. No children. His widow resides in Glastonbury, Ct. 

257. 

Isaac W.' {Jonathan,^ William,^ Jonathan,* Samuel,'^ Jo- 
nathan,^ Nicholas^'), born [in 1806?]; d. in 1846; married 10 
Jan. 1837, Julia D. Green of Barnard, Vt. 

Children : 

442. i. Albert Haller,^ b. in 1839. 

443. ii. William H., b. about 1842. 
iii. Francis L., d. unm. 

iv. SoPiiRONiA, d. unm. 

V. Augusta, b. in Barnard ; m. H. P. Witherell, son of Stephen B. 

and Sarah G. W. 
vi. Emma Jane, d. unm. 

258. 

Hosley' {Jo7iathan,^ William,^ Jonathan,* Samuel,^ Jona- 
than,'' Nicholas"), born 21 Nov. 1810; died in Pomfret, Vt., 9 
April, 1845; married 27 Jan. 1834, Sarah Wood, daughter of 
Darius and Achsa (Crowell) Wood, of Barnard, Vt. (Sarah 
Wood Danforth married second, John Miller, and had two child- 
ren, one of whom died at 6 years of age ; the other, Edward Miller, 
has been postmaster at E. Barnard). 
Children : 

i. Elbridge Gerrt,« b. 9 Oct. 1835 ; d. at Pomfret, 18 Aug. 1838. 
ii. Edgar Lab an, b. 29 Aug. 1837 ; d. at Pomfret, 25 March, 1839. 
iii. Henrt Richardson, b. 4 April, 1840; d. 13 Dec. 1859. 

444. iv. LoRRisTON Francis, b. 19 April, 1843. 

259. 

Aro'' {Samuel,^ William,^ Jonathan,* Samuel,^ Jonathan,^ 
Mcholas'), born 3 Feb. 1804 ; died in Norwalk, O., 1 July, 1891 ; 
married 22 Jan. 1828, Lucy Taft ; she died in Bronson, O., 13 
Sept. 1887, aged 81 years, 8 months and 29 days. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 257 

Served an apprenticeship at carpenter's trade in Barnard, but 
before attaining majority, with knapsack and staff walked thence to 
New York City, where he worked a few months, and then proceeded 
on foot, by way of Philadelphia and Pittsburg, to Ohio. Averaging 
30 miles a day, in less than a month he reached the house of his 
uncle, Robert Southgate, in Peru, Ohio, in the autumn of 1824. 
Here he worked at his trade, and after two years returned to 
Vermont, intending to take his widowed mother and her family to 
Ohio for their future home. But his sister Euphemia soon after 
died, and a month later his mother also died, and in the autumn of 
1827 he returned alone to Ohio. In Jan. 1828, he married. He 
continued successfully the builder's useful labors. He could point 
to a hundred buildings in and near the flourishing town of Peru as 
evidences of his skill and industry. 

On the 22d day of January, 1878, the venerable couple celebrated 
their golden wedding at the place where fifty years before their 
wedded life began. Their eldest grandchild was married on the 
same occasion, the aged couple acting as bridesman and bridesmaid 
to the youthful pair. 

Children : 

445. i. EoBKRT Southgate,* b. 22 Oct. 1828. 
ii. Seymour. 

446. iii. Horace Perry, b. 17 May, 1833. 

iv. Lavinia, b. 7 Oct. 1834 ; d. 4 Sept. 1858, 

V. Maria Joanna, b. 1 Feb. 1837 ; m. 8 March, 1860, Horatio P. 

Nelson, of Bronson, 0. ; he d. 15 May, 1897, ae. 67 years ; she 

d. 26 May, 1897. 

Children of Horatio P. and Maria J. (Danforth) Nelson : 

1. Charles Danforth Nehon,hA^ Ang.l^^; M.D. Harv. 

1891 ; res. Greeley, Colo., and Pomona, Cal. ; d. 28 
Nov. 1901, a;. 34; m. in Boston 30 Sept. 1891, Lizzie 
Sanborn, w^ho survives him, and resides in New Dor- 
chester (Boston), Mass. Cliildren : (1) Ira Sanborn 
Nelson, b. 29 Dec. 1894; (2) Aro Danforth Nelson, 
b. Aug. 1898. 

2. 3Iary Lucy Nelson, b. 19 April, 1870. 

vi. Isaac Carjii. 

vii. Effie, b. 16 Nov. 1843; resides at Norwalk, 0. TVas educated 
at Norwalk Academy, Oberlin College and the Illinois State 
Normal School, and one year in Germany. Also took the 
Chautauqua Sci. and Lit. Course. Taught in schools of various 
grades, notably in Miami Valley Coll., special department the 
German language. Since her parents' death she has spent 
much time in travel, American and foreign ; is much occupied 
with Sunday School teaching, temperance work and similar 
interests. 



258 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

viii. Jtlia AJvSina, d. in infancy. 

ix. Thomas Clayton, b. 18 Jan. 1846; d. 1 Sept. 1865, in Buffalo, 
returning from service in the army. 

260. 

Isaac Cakmi^ (Samuel,^ William,^ Jonathan,* Samuel,^ Jo- 
nathan," Nicholas'), born at Calais, Vt., 29 Aug. 1807; died 8 
Sept. 1855, at Butler, Indiana; removed from Barnard, Vt., with 
brother and sister, to the " Western Reserve." Resided at Peru, O. 
Married first, 6 Jan. 1840, Eleanor Eaton, of Eatonville, N. Y., 
died 30 Nov. 1840. He married second, 6 Jan. 1842, Emma 
Proctor. She married second, Luther Palmer, of San Diego, Cal. 
Children : 

i. Eleanor Eaton,^ b. 3 Nov. 1840; m. 28 Feb. 1867, Addison 
Lawrence ; res. Peru, Huron co., O. 

Children of Addison and Eleanor E. (Danforth) Lawrence : 

1. Kirke Eaton Lawrence. 

2. George Richardson Lawrence. 

ii. Elizabeth Mina, b. 8 Jan. 1843; m. (1) 9 Oct. 1861, Francis 
A. Bangs. She m. (2) 19 April, 1880, J. L. Nugent; res. 
Oceanside, Cal. 

Children of Francis A. and Elizabeth M. (Danforth) Bangs: 

1. Belle Bangs, b. in Clyde, 0., 16 Feb. 1863. 

2. Frederick Bangs, b. in Norwalk, 0., 13 Nov. 1865. 

3. Elizabeth Bangs, b. in June, 1867. 

4. Eleanor Bangs, b. in Toledo, 31 Dec. 1870. 

5. William Francis Bangs, b. in Toledo, 19 Aug. 1874. 
Children of J. L. and Elizabeth M. (Danforth) Nugent : 

I Joseph Nugent,) b. 29 May, 188L 

2. 31ary A'ugent, j ■' ' 

3. Effie Danforth Nugent, b. in Feb. 1883. 

iii. Edward Carmi, b. 15 Aug. 1846; res. Toledo, O., druggist; 

m. 25 June, 1888, Frank A. . Child : Edward A.^, b. 1 

Jan. 1892. 
447. iv. Albert PARK:\rAN, b. 1 Aug. 1852; d. 13 May, 1892 ; m.; was 
a telegraph operator at Detroit. 
V. Aro Marcus, b. 6 Oct. 1854; d. at Yuma, 23 Aug. 1891. 
Traveling agent for Grant Powder Co., San Francisco. Res. 
San Dieo'o, Cal. 



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Mr. William Seaver Danforth. 



EIGHTH GENERATION. 



261. 



James Allen* (Allen,^ Asa,^ James," (Tames,* Samuel,^ 
Samuel,^ JSficholas^ ) , born in Taunton, 19 Sept. 1819; died 2 
May, 1863; married 1 Nov. 1842, Sarah Taylor, daughter of 
Daniel and Elizabeth (Turner) Jackson, born in Plymouth, 1 Oct. 
1821, died 26 Feb. 1888. 

^ When a young man he was connected with a New York book 
concern, occupied there and in England ; later, cashier of a bank in 
Wareham ; then treasvirer of mills at Plymouth ; and finally editor 
and publisher of the Old Colony Memorial at that place. 

Children : 

i. Sap.ah Elizabeth,^ b. in Wareham, 26 Oct. 1843 ; resides in 
Plymouth. 

ii. Allex, b. in Plymouth, 5 Jan. 1846; H. U. 1866; resides in 
Boston ; Nov. 14, 1874, became bursar of Harvard University ; 
from June 13, 1888, to Feb. 11, 1898, deputy treasurer, and 
since that time comptroller. He m. 21 Oct. 1899, in Putnam, 
Conn., Mahel Irene, daugliter of Frederick and Ann Dorothea 
(Goodwin) Walsh, b. in Brantford, Ontario, 30 K^ov. 1859. 

262. 

William Seayer^ {Allen,'' Asa,'' James,'' James,* Samuel,* 
Samuel,'' Nicholas'), born 20 Jan. 1832; died 19 June, 1901; 
married 13 April, 1858, Abigail Dorothy Pitman Mace, daughter 
of Rev. J. M. jNlace of Colebrook, Conn., born 1 July, 1837. 

Mr. Danforth was the son of the late Allen Danforth, former- 
ly treasurer of the Plymouth Savings Bank, and was born in Ply- 
mouth. He was educated at the public schools in that town, How- 
ard Seminaiy in Bridgewater, and the Lawrence Scientific School in 
Cambridge. After leaving school he accepted the position of sec- 



260 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

retarj of the Old Colony Insurance Co., and later entered the 
Plymouth Savings Bank as clerk under his father. In the spring of 
1862 was appointed registrar of Plymouth County by the late Gov- 
ernor, John A. Andrew ; has been re-elected every three years to 
this office, thus serving far longer than any other registrar in this 
State. He has been one of the most respected and best-liked men 
in the community in which he lived, and far beyond its confines. 
He always had at heart the welfare of the town and State, and 
did much to promote the interests of good citizenship, for which he 
stood as a notable example. Especially Avell versed in Pilgrim 
history, Mr. Danforth was constantly sought out by members of vari- 
ous historical and patriotic societies wlien they visited Plymouth in 
search of special information, upon which he usually was able to en- 
lighten them. 

He belonged to more organizations than do most men, was presi- 
dent of the Plymouth Savings Bank and Gas Light Company. He 
was secretary of the Pilgrim Society, vice-preeident of the Old Co- 
lony Historical Society of Taunton, etc., and also belonged to many 
secret organizations. Mr. Danforth was a strong abolitionist, and 
after the Civil War did much good work in an evening school at 
Plymouth, teaching slaves who had been given their freedom. He 
was a member of the First Church (Unitarian) of Plymouth, and 
throughout his life, which was a beautiful lesson to younger people, 
his benevolence and kindness to others and his many sterling qualities 
of character had endeared him to the whole community. \_Local 
Journal.'\ 

Child : 
449. William Henry,® M.D., b. 21 Dec. 1860 ; resides in Plymouth. 

263. 

Ephraim Southworth® {George,'' Asa,^ James,^ James,* Scun- 
uel,^ /Samuel,* J^icholas^) , born 27 May, 1840; res. at Cranston, 
R. I. ; married first, 1 Jan. 1865, Lina M. Sweet, who died 29 Oct. 
1870. He married second, 17 April, 1876, Mary C. Harris, born 
9 Nov. 1851. She resides (1901) at Providence, R. I. 

Children : 

i. Ann L.,® b. and d. in 1876. 

ii. George Allen, b. 5 June, 1878. 

iii. Harris Hall, b. 12 Sept. 1881. 

265. 

Thomas Shepard* {Thomas,'' Thomas,^ Samuel,^ Samuel,* 
Samuel,^ Samiiel,^ J^icholas^), born 15 Oct. 1810; married 30 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 261 

April, 1837, Mary Jane Glidden, dau. of Nath. and Lydia (Ken- 
nison) Glidden, of Parsonsfield, Me. He was a carpenter and 
builder at Roxbury. 

Children : 

i. Jane Louisa,^ b. 2 Oct. 1839 ; m. 1 June, 18G3, James W. 
Seward, b. in Boston 1839, son of Joshua and EUza ; res. Cali- 
fornia. 

Child of James W. and Jaue L. (Danforth) Seward : 

Caroline E. Seward, b. 27 May, 1864 ; m. Edgar Boutelle. 

ii. Edward Shepard, b. 13 May, 1841 ; d. 17 Sept. 1862 ; he was 

killed at Antietam ; 13th Regt. Mass. Vols. 

450. iii. George Henry, b. 15 Aug. 1844. 

451. iv. Francis Eugene, b. 23 Feb. 1851. 

V. Charles Austin, b. 26 Oct. 1858 ; artist, 896 Broadway, New 
York. 

267. 

MmoT Leonard* (Royal William,'' John,^ JoJin,^ Samuel,* 
Samuel,^ Samuel,^ Nicholas^), born at Raynham, 9 Aug. 1832; 
married 12 Oct. 1854, Lydia Dunn, dau. of Nathaniel and Lydia 
Ann (Hight) Dunn, of Hollis, Me., born 6 April, 1835. 

Children : 

i. Caroline Chase,» b. 11 July, 1855 ; d. 28 Oct. 1858. 

ii. Charles Edward, b. 6 Aug. 1858 ; m. Zeruiah Brownell, dau. 

of Geo. F. and Nancy (Macomber) Brownell, b. in 1861. 

Child, Minot Harold,io b. at Brockton, 19 April, 1882. 
iii. William Chester, b. 8 Feb. 1861 ; d. 9 Oct. 1867. 
iv. Henry Dunn, b. 7 Dec. 1865 ; d. 14 Aug. 1867. 

268. 

Daniel Bradford® {Royal William,'' John,^ John,^ Samuel,* 
Samuel,^ Samuel,'^ NicholasY , born at Raynham, 29 Sept. 1837 ; 
married first, 7 Aug. 1858, Marion B. Leonard, born in Norton, 
died in 1866. He married second, in 1869, Josephine S. Johnson, 
of Philadelphia. Residence, Lexington. 

Children : 

452. i. Virgil Clyde,^ b. 2 March, 1859 ; has traveled extensively ; 

resides in Lexington. 

453. ii. Embert Wilmarth, b. 7 Dec. 1863. 

iii. Mary Janet, b. in Philadelphia, 7 April, 1870 ; m. 3 Feb. 1890, 
Harrison Woodward Macomber, son of James Brown and Sarah 
A. T. (Mann) Macomber, b. 3 Feb. 1868. She d. 3 June, 1896, 
after a long and painful illness. She was highly accomplished, 
possessing a rare soprano voice and exceptional musical talent. 



262 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

During the latter part of her life Mr. and Mrs. Macomber lived 
at their beautiful place in Lexington. She had a great many 
warm friends, and was beloved by all that knew her. 



269. 

Henry Gilmore® {Royal William,'' Jokn,^ John,^ Samuel,* 
Samuel,^ Samuel,^ Nicholas^), born in Raynham, 6 Feb. 1843; 
shoe mfr. and farmer. Has traveled extensively in Europe, intro- 
ducing sewing machines for making shoes. Married 1 Jan. 1869, 
Mary Janet White, dau. of Earle Carlo and Elizabeth (Sweet) 
White, of Norton, born 3 Sept. 1847. Res. East Norton; book- 
keeper for N. A. Creamery and Supply Co., Boston. 
Children : 

i. Eva Rollins,^ b. 22 Jan. 1872 ; 5 Sept. 1894, Charles Francis 
Holmes, of Norton ; res. Mansiield. 
Children : 

1. Janet Danforth Holmes, b. 26 Oct. 1897. 

2. Elizabeth Frances Holmes, b. 23 Oct. 1900. 

ii. Rhoda Elizabeth, b. 26 July, 1874. 
iii. Harriet White, b. 6 July, 1882. 
iv. Earle Henry, b. 27 Oct. 1887. 

270. 

Charles Jarvis^ [Jarvis,'' William,^ Oliver^^ Samuel,'^ /Sarn- 
uel,^ Samuel," Nicholas^), born in Taunton, 11 Aug. 1825, edu- 
cated at Bristol Academy, came to Boston in 1842, was engaged with 
A. & G. A. Kendall & Co., and Jones, Hill & Co. ; became partner 
successively in the firms of Hill, Burrage & Co., Hill, Danforth & 
Co., and Danforth, Clark & Co. ; had an extensive dry-goods trade. 
Was prominent for twenty-five years in the Masonic order and ad- 
vanced to be Grand Master of the Grand Council of Massachusetts. 

With highly cultivated musical taste he was a member of several 
choirs, and was during several years chairman of the Music Com- 
mittee of the First Religious Society of Roxbury, the old church of 
the renowned John Eliot, of Samuel Danforth and of the late Dr. 
George Putnam. 

"In his extended business connections, by his affability, generosity 
and unquestioned integrity he won the confidence and respect of aU 

who knew him He died without an enemy." He died 17 

May, 1877. 

He man-ied 9 Jan. 1851, Sarah Elizabeth, daughter of Daniel 
and Harriet Wilson Robbins, of Boston, born 28 Dec. 1826, died 
30 Jan. 1885. 



DANFOETH GEXEALOGT. 263 

Children : 

i. Louisa Wilson,^ b. 5 Dec. 1851 ; m. 30 Oct. 1879, S. Everett 
Tinkham, of Taunton, Civil Engineer, in the service of the city 
of Boston. 

Children : Charles Samuel Tinkham, b. 1 Dec. 1880 ; a dau. 
b. 21 July, 1883. 
ii. Charles Edward, b. 29 Jan. 1858 ; d. 29 Nov. 18G6. 
iii. Francis Christian, b. G March, 18G1 ; d. 29 March, 1879. 
iv. Alfred "Williams, b. 15 Sept. 1862. 
V. Sdsan Williams, b. 20 April, 1864. 

271. 

Henry Richmond^ {Jarvis,'^ William,^ Oliver,^ Samuel,* 
Samuel,^ Samuel,' JSTicholas^ ) , born at Taunton, 28 Sept. 1828 ; 
died 23 May, 1900 ; educated at the Bristol Academy. On coming 
to Boston with his father in 1842, was for a short time at the Boyls- 
ton School. Entered the service of Dutton & Wentworth in 1843, 
in the printing office of the Boston Evening Transcript ; continued 
under the successive proprietors Henry W. Dutton & Son and Boston 
Transcript Co., an assistant in that model office. He rendered use- 
ful aid in gathering materials for this work. He married 23 Oct. 
1853, Georgianna Brackett, daughter of Richard and Annet (Green) 
Brackett of Boston, born in Taunton, June 20, 1830. Resided at 
Chelsea. 

Children : 
454. i, Eugene Henrt,^ b. 10 Dec. 1854. 

ii. William Brackett, b. 31 March, 1857 ; newsdealer. 

iii. Edward Williams, b. 9 Dec. 1862 ; d. 14 June, 1864. 

iv. Herbert Jarvis, b. 18 March, 1867 ; clerk in a hardware store. 

272. 

George® {Jarvis,^ William,^ Oliver,^ SaTnuel,* Samuel,^ 
Samuel,^ Nicholas^) , born 16 Sept. 1846 ; man-ied Margaret E., 
daughter of Daniel and Mary Manning, born in Lewiston, Me., in 
1846. 

273. 

Walter Raleigh® (^Charles,'' Walter Raleigh,'^ Job,^ Sam- 
uel,* Samuel,^ Samuel,^ JSficholas^) , born 7 April, 1839; mar- 
ried in Sept. 1860, Ann Whitehead, of Lebanon, Ohio. Resided 
at Muse's Bottom, Jackson co., West Va. Died before 1902. 
Children : 

i. Claudeline McClennan,^ b. 9 July, 1861 ; d. 12 July, 1862. 
ii. Charles Nathan, b. 23 July, 1864; d. 25 Oct. 1864. 



264 DAKFORTH GENEALOGY. 

iii. Walter Raleigh, b. 31 Oct. 1866 ; d. 10 Sept. 1875. 

iv. Timothy Nelson, b. 1 Sept. 1868. 

V. Robert Ambrose, b. 4 Oct. 1871. 

vi. Clare Cecil, b. 22 May, 1875. 

vii. Crawford Carter, b. in 1878. 

viii. Sally. 

274. 

Charles James* {Ohay^les^ Walter Raleigh,^ Joh,^ Samuel^" 
Samuel,^ Samuel,^ Nicholas^), born 28 Nov. 1843; married in 
1875, Annette Dandson, of Sank co., Wis. Resided at Northville, 
Spink CO., Dak. 

Child : 

Claude Leslie,^ b. 28 Sept. 1876. 

274a. 

Andaleen Marcinel* (Charlies,'' Walter Raleigh,^ Joh,^ 
Samuel,^ Samuel,^ Samuel,^ Nicholas^), born 26 Dec. 1848; 
married 21 April, 1881, Abby A. Wilmarth, of Providence, R. I. 

Child : 

Charles William,^ b. 17 May, 1882. 

275. 

George Washington* {Henry T ,' Jonathan,^ Elkanah^' 
Samuel,* Samuel,^ Samuel,' Nicholas^), born at Hoosic, N. Y., 
13 Dec. 1838 ; married 13 Dec. 1861, Agnes Ingles. 
Children : 

i. Minnie Agnes,^ b. 16 April, 1863; m. 25 Nov. 1888, G. E. 
Lewis. 

Childi-en of G. E. and Minnie A. (Danforth) Lewis : 

1. Edioin W. Lewis, b. 8 Oct. 1889. 

2. Charlotte P. Lewis, b. 8 Jan. 1891. 

3. Delia Lewis, b. 14 Nov. 1892. 

ii. Stella Adeline, b. 7 July, 1868. 

iii. Daisy Blanche, b. 17 Feb. 1870; m. 22 Oct. 1895, William 
Auble. 
455. iv. James Henry, b. 20 Sept. 1872, 
V. Elijah, b. 24 April, 1880. 
vi. Edwin, b. 26 Sept. 1885. 

276. 

William Henry* {Henry T.,^ Jonathan,^ Elhanah,^ Samuel,* 
Samuel,"^ Samuel,^ Nicholas^), born 29 Nov. 1839; died 2 Aug. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 265 

1891; farmer; married 8 Nov. 1870, Sarah Maria Baker, of 
Missouri, born 10 March, 1848. Resided at 1618 Washington 
Ave., Parsons, Labette co., Kan. 
Children : 

i. Guy Leo,« b. 27 March, 1872. 

ii. Molly Maud, b. 23 Aug. 1873 ; m. Arthur Triplet ; 1 child. 

iii. Ethel Bliss, b. 5 May, 1880. 

iv. Mabel S., b. 1 July, 1884. 

277. 

Benjamin Franklin* {Henry T.,'' Jonathan,^ Ellcanah^^ 
Samuel,* Samuel,^ Samuel,^ J^icholas^), born 13 Feb. 1843; 
married 12 June, 1867, Mary Frances Baker, of Mead co., Ky., 
daughter of John W. and Harriet (Rhea) Baker, born 1 May, 
1846. Resided at Louisiana, Pike co.. Mo. Carpenter; dealer in 
coal and produce, Chetopa, Labette co., Kansas. He died in 
March, 1899. 

Children : 
456. i. Eugene Gustave,^ b. in Louisiana, 17 March, 1868. 

ii. Gordon Eakl, b. 9 Aug, 1873. 

iii. Edson Morton, b. 22 March, 1878. 

iv. Delbert, b. 8 Aug. 1882 ; d. at Chetopa, Kan., 1 March, 1885. 

278. 

Daniel Clark® {Heyiry Tisdale,'' Jonathan,^ Elhanah,^ Sam- 
uel,* Samuel,^ Samuel,^ Nicholas^), born at Hoosick Falls, 12 
Aug. 1849. Resided at Hungerford, Mich. He married 23 May, 
1874, Hannah Maria, daughter of Andrew Jackson and Almira 
(Vangilder) Cole, of Onondaga co., N. Y. * 

Children : 

i. Clark Alberti,® b. at Osceola, Fond du Lac, Wis., 6 May, 1875. 

ii. Bert Leroy, b. in Big Rapids, Mich., 27 July, 1877. 

iii. Earl Howard, b. in Big Rapids, Mich, 21 Sept. 1879. 

iv. Edna Elma, b. in Norwich, Mich., 20 March, 1886. 

V. Willis Herbert, b. in Norwich, Mich., 10 Sept. 1889. 

vi. Clyde Ellis, b. 3 Jan. 1892. 

279. 

Charles Lewis^ {Lewis,'' James,^ Elkanah,^ Samuel,* Sam- 
uel,^ Samuel,"" Nicholas'), born at Shumla, N. Y., 7 Feb. 1840; 
married in Sinclairville, 2 July, 1860, Harriet Ovanda George, 
daughter of Rev. Isaac and Mary (Brewer) George, born in Inde- 
pendence, 31 July, 1842; died at Danforth, 12 Sept. 1884. 



266 DANTOETH GENEALOGY. 

Children : 

i. Carrie Louise,^ b. 14 Oct. 1862 ; m. at Danforth, 6 Oct. 1885, 
Dayton A. Weeks ; res. Lawrence, Dak. 

Childi'en of Dayton A. and Carrie L. (Danforth) Weeks: 

1. Ethel Weeks, b. 8 Aug. 1887. 

2. Charles Dayton Weeks, b. in 1891. 

457. ii. J. George, b. 1 Sept. 1865. 

458. iii. Lewis Everett, b. 10 Dec. 1868. 

iv. Mart A., b. 18 Jan. 1873 ; res. at Danforth. 

280. 

Charles Ambrose* (Alanson,'' Henry, ^ Elhanah,^ Samuel,* 
Samuel,^ Samuel,^ Nicholas^) , born in Chautauqua co., N. Y., 6 
Nov. 1842 ; died 16 April, 1892 ; married 22 March, 1862, Martha 
A., daughter of Leonard and Abigail R. (Griffin) Cheney, born at 
Brandon, Vt., 15 Sept. 1845. Resided at Wedge's Prairie in 
Waupun, Wis. (on her father's farm), till 1873; then removed to 
Brandon, Wis., then to Fond du Lac, where he died. 

Child : 

Minnie A.,^ b. 12 Dec. 1865 ; m. Charles W., son of Matthew and 
Rachel (Eckles) Hargraves, b. in Ripon, Wis., May 2, 1862. 
Largely interested in sheep-raising. Child : Lloyd Danforth Har- 
graves, b. 4 Jan. 1895. 



281. 

Henry Tallman' (Thomas,'' Thomas,'' Thomas,^ TJiomas,* 
8amuel,^ Samuel,^ JV^icholas^), born at Rocky Hill, Conn., 1 
June, 1828 ; married in New York City, 1 June, 1857, Evelyn 
Augusta Snyder, born 18 Nov. 1839. 

Children : 

i. Mary Williams,^ b. 8 March, 1858 ; m. 29 Jan. 1880, at Brook- 
lyn, Herbert C. Smith. 

ii. Henriette, b. 14 June, 1860 ; m. 16 June, 1880, Charles 
Frasia. 

iii. Th03Ias Snyder, b. 22 June, 1874. 

282. 

Walter Williams® {Thomas,'' Thomas,'^ Thomas,^ Thomas,* 
Samuel,^ Saynuel,^ Nicholas^) , born 4 April, 1835 ; died at Bran- 
ford, Conn., 21 July, 1886; iron founder, Branford; married 19 
June, 1856, Frances Eliza, daughter of Samuel and Betsey (Black- 
stone) Averill, born in Branford, 7 Nov. 1835. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 267 

Children : 

i. Makt Jane,^ b. in Branford, 4 May, 1857 ; m. 24 Dec. 1874, 
Albert Baldwin, son of William and Amelia A. (Shelby) Bald- 
win, b. 10 March, 1849, in Madison, Conn. 

Children of Albert and Mary J. (Danforth) Baldwin : 

1. Rufus Irabell Baldwin, b. in Branford, 15 June, 1875. 

2. Arthur Snoio Baldwin, b. in Branford, 3 March, 1877. 

ii. Elizabeth Averill, b. 8 May, 1860. 

iii. Samuel Blackstone, b. 1 May, 18G2; d. 9 Aug. 1862. 

iv. Florence Bulkley, b. 9 May, 1863. 

V. Susan Robbins, b. 1 Aug, 1865. 

vi. Thomas Lawrence, b. 18 May, 1867. 

vii. Henry Tallman, b. 21 July, 1869. 

viii. Josephine Barnes, b. 3 Oct. 187]. 

ix. Walter Williams, b. 16 Nov. 1873. 

X. Frances Virginia, b. 29 April, 1875. 

xi. Reginald Standish, b. 26 Aug. 1878. 

284. 

John Buchanan^ {Joseph,'' Joseph,^ Thomas,^ Thomas,'^ 8am- 
uel,^ Samuel,'^ Nicholas^) , horn in^iohxnonA, 12 Feb. 1816; died 
2 July, 1875 ; educated a physician, but never practised. Captain 
of a voluntary military organization ; during the civil war became 
colonel of Ist Va. Regt. ; was afterward secretary of Mutual Life 
Insurance Co. Compiled notes of family genealogy, to which the 
present work is largely indebted. He married first, in Newark, N. 
J., 5 Oct. 1836, Anna Maria Delaplaine, daughter of Nicholas and 
Mary (Andros) Delaplaine, of Newark, N. J., born in N. Y. City, 
25 March, 1813; died 11 April, 1856. He married second, 25 
May, 1858, JNIargaret Ann, daughter of William A. and Elizabeth 
(Andrews) Rowlet, of Richmond, Va., born 2 Sept. 1826. 

Children : 

i. Mary Frances,^ b. 20 July, 1837. 
459. ii. Henry Delaplaine, b. 7 Oct. 1840. 

iii. John Buchanan, b. 9 Sept. 1842 ; d. 21 Aug. 1863. 

iv. Clarence Frederick, b. 25 Dec. 1848. 

V. Anna Maria, b. 12 Aug. 1850. 

vi. Eleanor Young, b. 24 Sept. 1859 ; d. 7 Sept. 1860. 

vii. Elizabeth Andrus, b. 15 June, 1861 : d. 8 Sept. 1861. 

viii. William Savage, b. Sept. 1862. 

ix. James Layne, b. 7 May, 1864 ; d. 24 July. 1864. 

285. 

Frederick William Rives^ {Joseph,'' Joseph,^ Thomas,^ 
Thomas,* Samuel,'^ Samuel,'^ Nicholas^), born 21 June, 1823; 



268 DANFOETH GENEALOGY. 

died in Prince George co., Va., 18 April, 1865 ; married in Peters- 
burg, Va., 10 April, 1850, Emily Maria Temple. 
Children : 

i. Joseph Williamson,® b. 16 July, 1853. 

ii. Frederick. 

iii. Emily Linda, d. in 1864. 

286. 

Edward Moseley^ {Edward John^ Edward^^ Thomas^^ 
Thomas,* Samuel,^ Samuel,' Nicholas^ ), born in N. Y., 23 Jan. 
1828 ; died 4 Aug. 1888, at Olean, N. Y. JRes. Olean, N. Y. 
Educated at Caldwell, N. J., and Jersey City. Cultivated farm 
in Summit, Wis., 1848 to 1865. Then engaged in lumber and 
milling business in Oshkosh in 1875, where he was one of the com. 
for building Insane Asylum. Took a farm in Madison, N. J., and 
there was chairman of board of supervisors. In 1880 removed to 
Olean, Vt. He married in Oconomowac, Wis., 12 Nov. 1851, 
Nancy Anna, dau. of Geo. Chas. and Reliance Hathaway (Terry) 
Harshaw, born in Argyle, N. Y., 16 April, 1829. 

Children : 

460. i. Edavard Harshaw,® b. in Summit, Wis., 4 Aag. 1852 ; m. in 
1875, Ella Bishop ; had two sous. 

ii. George Delaplaine, b. 11 March, 1854; d. 30 Oct. 1854. 

iii. Anna Reliance, b. 11 Dec, 1856, in Summit, Wis. 

iv. Mary Henrietta, b. 28 Nov, 1858. 

V. Eliza Caroline, b. 14 May, 1861. 

vi. Julia Lucinda, b. in Oshkosh, 2 Aug. 1866 ; educated at home 
schools and at Morristown, N. J. and Boston, Mass. ; m, 31 
Dec. 1891, John Charles, son of Louis and Caroline Linneman, 
b. at Shippensville, Pa,, 26 Aug, 1858, Resides at Lima, 0. 
Children : 

1. John Charles Linneman. 

2. Louis Linneman. 

3. Caroline Linneman. 



287. 

Nicholas Delaplaine* {Edward John,'' Edward,^ Thomas,^ 
Thomas,* Samuel,^ Samuel,^ Nicholas^^, born 27 Feb. 1831; 
died 23 Feb. 1858; married in 1855, Mary M., daughter of Rev. 
Dr. Alexander W. McClure, of Maiden, Mass. and Jersey City ; 
she married second, Samuel H. Emery, of Concord. 
Child : 
Alexander McClure,^ died in 1858. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 269 



288. 



George Henry* {Edward John,'' Edward,^ Thomas,^ Thom- 
as,'^ Samuel,^ Samuel,^ Nicholas^), born at Jersey City, 11 Oct. 
1834; died at Madison, N. J., 9 Sept. 1886; married at Jersey 
City, 13 June, 1867, Emeline Young Jenkins, daughter of William 
Bunker (1808-1845) and Emeline Jenkins (1812-1883), bom 15 
June, 1843. Resided at 106 West 58th St., N. Y. City. He 
learned in early lite the art of making bank notes, under his father, 
who was one of the originators of the first American Bank Note Co. 
In 1859 started for himself and originated with other capitalists 
the National Bank Note Co. He was chairman of building com- 
mittee of their new building in New Church St. ; director of Trades- 
man's Bank, etc. Was associated with Governor Randolph of N. 
J. and others in organizing the Washington Association of Morris- 
town, N. J. 

Children : 

460a. i. George Henry,^ b. 16 July, 1868. 

ii. Emeline Jenkins, b. 23 Aug. 1870 ; m. 25 May, 1898, Louis 
Morris, son of Theodore Burr and Caroline Margaret (Morris) 
Starr, b. at Tenafly, N. J., 12 Aug. 1868 ; in jewelry business 
with his father in New York city. 

Children of Louis M. and Emeline J. (Danforth) Starr: 

1. Caroline Margaret Starr, b. 15 May, 1899. 

2. Beatrice Starr, b. 9 Feb. 1901. 

iii. Henrietta Delaplaine, b. 10 Aug. 1872 ; m. 18 April, 1900, 
Howard White Starr, second son of Theodore B., above men- 
tioned, b. in Brooklyn, N. Y., 16 Feb. 1870 ; grad. Yale 1895 ; 
Stevens Inst. 1900 ; a mechanical engineer in street railway 
dept. of Gen. Electric Co., Schenectady, N. Y. 

iv. Isabel, b. 4 Feb. 1877. 

V. Francis Jenkins, b. 17 July, 1878. 

vi. Nicholas, b. 24 Jan. 1883. 



289. 

Rev. Jainies Roimeyn® {Edivard John,'' Edward,^ Thomas,^ 
Thomas,* Satnuel,^ Samuel,^ JSficholas^ ) , born in Jersey City, 8 
Aug. 1839 ; grad. Beloit College and Chicago Theol. Seminary ; 
D.D. Beloit Coll. 1886 ; after travel in Europe occupied pulpits 
in Lynn and Newtonville, Mass., and was settled over Central 
Cong. Church, Philadelphia ; iU health compelled him to resign in 
1889. Was afterward U. S. Consul in Liege, Belgium, and in ac- 
tive business, hoping to regain health and resume his profession. 



270 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

He was principal of The Walton-Wellesley School for Girls in 
Philadelphia in 1895. In 1898 he was installed pastor of the Con- 
gregational church of Westfield, N. J. He married 5 July, 1867, 
Ahce Haven, daughter of Prof. Joseph and Mary (Emerson*) 
Haven, of Chicago, born in Brookline, Mass., 19 Nov. 1847. He 
resides at Westfield, N. J., in 1902. 
Children : 

461. i. James Romeyn,^ b. in Woodstock, El., 7 July, 1868. 

ii. Alice, b. in Leipsic, Saxony, 29 April, 1871 ; d. in Philadel- 
phia, 29 May, 18T8. 

iii. Caroline, b. in Lynn, 28 Sept. 1872 ; m. at Squirrel Island, 
Me., 2 Sept, 1897, Prof. Arthur M. Hyde, of Washburn Col- 
lege, Topeka, Kan. Child Henry Francis Hyde, b. July 31, 
d. Aug. 13, 1898. 

iv. Edward Joseph, b. in Newtonville, 24 May, 1874 ; studied in 
Europe ; was grad. Amherst Coll. 1897 ; was a student in Chi- 
cago Theol. Sem. and engaged in social settlement work ; d. 1 
Feb. 1898. 
461a. V. Ralph Emerson, b. 1 Oct. 1877. 

vi. Mart, b. 30 Oct. 1882. 



290. 

Charles Allen^ {Jonathan^'' Jonathan,^ Thomas,^ Thomas,* 
Samuel,^ SanmeV, Nicholas^), born in Hartford, Conn., 4 May, 
1849; died in Frankfort, N. Y., 14 Dec. 1884; married 21 Oct. 
1873, Anna Elizabeth Sage, born 20 Nov. 1852, in Bethlehem, Pa. 
Removed about 1872 to New Haven, Conn., where he was a civil 
engineer in the employ of the N. Y. N. H. & H. R.R. ; removed in 
1881 to Rochester, N.Y., and was with the N. Y. Central road. In 
1883 removed to Olin, N. Y., and became resident engineer for 
West Shore & Buffalo R.R. in construction of shops ; resided at the 
adjoining town of Frankfort till his death in the winter following. 
Was a very active christian worker, especially among R.R. men. 
The family returned to New Haven, whence they removed in 1898 
to East Orange, N. J. 

Children : 

i. Charles Webster,^ b. 12 Aug. 1874; grad. Yale Sci. 1896; 

civil engineer with the American Bridge Co. of New York city, 
ii. Harold Bond, b. 10 Dec. 1875 ; with American Arithmometer 

Co. of New York, 
iii. Margaret Elizabeth, b. 7 May, 1878. 
iv. Clark Malcolm, b. 26 Sept. 1882. 

* A daughter of Prof. Kalph Emerson, formerly of Andover Tlieol. Sem. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 271 



291. 



Col. John" (William,'' Wlllam,^ Thomas,'" Thomas,* Samuel,^ 
Samuel,^ JSficholas^), born at Middletown, Conn., 19 May, 181G ; 
died 20 Feb. 1886; married first, 3 Sept. 1838, in Kingsville, O., 
Mary Eliza Curtiss ; she died in Owego, 14 Feb. 1858 ; married 
second, 11 April, 1860, Mary H. (Weaver) Wheeler, dau. of 
Hemy Weaver of Ovid, N. Y., born 17 July, 1839 ; she survived 
him and married 14 June, 1890, John Gerry. He was a jeweler at 
New Haven, and Hartford, Conn,, and in New York City. Capt. 
of Hartford Light Infsintry ; director in New York Temperance or- 
ganization and one of the commissioners of the city for care of the 
poor. Went to California, arriving in San Francisco 30 June, 
1849. Active in temperance work there. Eemoved to Ovid, N. 
Y., but after the death of his wife returned to N. Y. City. Was 
prominent in Sabbath School and church work. At the outbreak of 
the Rebellion, volunteered Oct. 1861 ; raised a company of volun- 
teers ; was promoted from grade to grade till he became Lieut. Col. 
of the 37th N. J. Regt. Infantry. Appointed inspector in N. Y. 
Custom House. Resided at Elizabeth, N. J. 

Children : 

i. Arthur Curtiss,® born in Hartford, 17 Aug. 1840; student at 
Hamilton and at Oberlin, preparing for the ministry ; volun- 
teered in Aj^ril, 1861, was 1st Sergt, Co. C, 7tli Eegt. O. V. I. ; 
killed in the battle of the Wilderness, Winchester, Ya., 23 
March, 1862. 

ii. Howard Brown, b. 29 Sept. 1842 ; d. 30 Aug. 1849. 

462. iii. Edward William, b. 5 May, 1844. 

iv. Ella Cornelia, b. 29 Aprd, 1846 ; married 18 April, 1871, 
Martin Henry Wilckens, b. in Franklin Park, N. J., 18 Feb. 
1846. 

Children of Martin H. and Ella C. (Danf orth) Wilckens : 

1. Elizabeth Anna Wilckens, b. 8 March, 1872. 

2. Ella Cornelia Wilckens, b. 9 Aug. 1873; d. 1 June, 

1875. 

3. Martin Henry Wilckens, b. 3 March, 1875 ; d. 30 June, 

1876. 

463. V. John Howard, b. 7 Nov. 1854. 

vi. Mary Estella, b. 1 March, 1861 ; d. 16 April, 1881 ; m. 15 

June, 1880, Wm. H, Stackhouse. 
vii. Minnie, b. 11 Feb. 1866. 
viii. Fbedeeick Henry, b. 5 Sept. 1876. 

292. 

Frederick LyjMAn® (Josiah,'' William,^ Thomas,^ Thomas,'^ 
Samuel,^ Samuel,^ Nicholas^), born in Middletown, Conn., 17 



272 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

June, 1833; died at Buffalo, N. Y., 7 Sept. 1897; married 15 
Sept. 1859, Grace Long, daughter of Daniel and Elida Yates 
(Long) Francis, born in Buffalo, 11 Jan. 1836. He went to 
Buffalo in 1854 and entered the establishment of Pratt & Co., of 
which he became in time the financial manager. Was cashier and 
one of the directors of the Bank of Attica from 1879 till 1895, when 
he was elected president. Was president of the Buffalo Creek R. 
R. Co., and of The Union Terminal Co. He had larofe navio-ation 
interests. For many years he was chairman of the trustees of the 
North Presbyterian church, to which, as to other benevolencies, he 
gave freely. 

We are permitted to make extracts from a letter written by his 
pastor. Rev. Wm. S. Hubbell, to his former employer and later 
associate, Mr. Pratt : 

" I well remember that soon after my coming to Buffalo you said 
to me, ' If you want any good advice about chm'ch matters or to 
know anything about people or measures in the North church, go to 
Danforth.' That was exactly true of him, and I put your advice in 
practice for fifteen years ; ... he was always ready to give his 
time, his money, his effort and his heart's affection. He had unusual 
capacity for the giving of sympathy and cheer. He was full of tact, 
knowing when to speak and when to refrain ; had a vocabulary of 
well-chosen words and a very kind and gracious way of speaking. 
Besides, he abounded in good spirits and could be a delightful com- 
panion, a splendid person to travel with. Furthermore he was not 
ashamed of his religion or of putting it in practice wherever he was." 

It has been said of him, "Few have possessed in greater degree 
the qualities which tend to make life successful and friends steadfast." 

Children : 

463a. i. Frederick William,^ b. 15 July, 1860. 

464. ii. Frank Lobdell, b. 18 Aug. 1862. 

464a. ill. William Edgar, b. 28 Sept. 1864. 

iv. Grace Elida, b. 4 Jan. 1876. 

293. 

Richard Hubbard* (Josiah,'' William,^ Thomas,^ Thomas^* 
jSamuel,^ jSamuel,^ JSficholas^), born in Middletown, Ct., 5 Jan. 
1840 ; res. at Buffalo. Assistant cashier in Manufacturers' and 
Traders' Bank; married 7 Dec. 1863, Kate Everdell Maas, daugh- 
ter of Jacob and Sarah (Rowen) Maas, born in Philadelphia, 29 
March, 1843. 

Children : 

i. Kate,9 b. in Philadelphia, 8 Oct. 1865. 

ii. Richard Eugene, b. in Buffalo, 5 Oct. 1868. 




Mr. Frederick Lvman Danforth. 



DANFORTII GENEALOGY. 273 

iii. Bertha, b. in Philadelphia, 27 Nov. 1870; m. 12 April, 1892, 
Charles H. Wright, son of Lafayette and Mary (McComb) 
Wright. 

iv. Jessie Gillespie, b. in Buffalo, 25 April, 1875. 

V. Mary, b. in Buffalo, 21 Dec. 187G. 

294. 

Edgar Camp* (Josiah,'' William,^ Thomas,^ Thomas,* Sam- 
uel,^ Samuel,^ Nicholas^), born in Middletown, Ct., 19 May, 
1846; manufacturer of trusses; married 5 June, 1873, Ellen Sher- 
man, daughter of Wanton andMarianna (Almy) Sherman, of South 
Dartmouth, Mass., born in Honolulu, S. I., 6 Aug. 1849. 
Children, all born at Middletown : 

i. Edgar Camp,» b. 24 Aug. 1874 ; d. 26 Sept. 1879. 

ii. Arthur Sherman, b. 24 Jan. 1876. 

iii. Herbert Cleveland, b. 29 July, 1878. 

iv. Clarence Eugene, b. 2 Feb. 1881. 

V. Anna Sherman, ) ^^ 3^ q^^_ ^ggg^ 

VI. Alice I<oster, ) 

295. 

Isaac Moseley* (Samuel,'' Samuel,^ Thomas,^ Thomas,* 
Samuel,^ Samuel,^ Nicholas^), born at Lafayette, Ind., 8 Aug. 
1854; married 25 Oct. 1882, Ella R. Murray, daughter of George 
B. and Susan Murray of Sedalia, Mo., born 14 Oct. 1855. Farmer 
at Sedalia ; wrote an acceptable letter to the Chicago family meeting 
in 1893. 
Children : 

i. George Moseley,^ b. and d. 14 Aug. 1885. 

ii. Charlotte Emma, b. 19 March, 1887. 

iii. Charles Samuel, b. 14 Oct. 1889. 

295 a. 

Elijah* (jVahum,'' Elijah,^ Elijah,^ Thomas,* Samuel,'^ Sam- 
uel,^ Nicholas^), born at Jefferson, N. Y., 17 Nov. 1819; died 
13 Jan. 1898; married in Dec. 1846, Hannah M. Boughton. 
Farmer; supervisor and superintendent of schools at Jefferson. 
Resided at Jefferson, N. Y. 
Children : 

i. Mary Fidelia.^ 
4645. ii. Nahum Elijah. 

iii. Maria Ella ; m. Stephen Albert Curtis ; residence, Schenec- 
tady, N. Y. 
iv. Harriet Adeline ; m. John Thomas Metcalf ; res. Spring-field, 
Mass. • 



274 DANTOKTH GENEALOGY. 

295 6. 

S YLV ANUS Mann ^ (JVahum,'' Elijah,^ Elijah,^ Thomas,* Sam- 
uel,^ Samuel,^ Nicholas^) , born at Jefferson, N. Y., 15 March, 
1825; died 17 Feb. 1898; married first, 5 Feb. 1851, Ann F. 
Newcomb ; married second, Harriet L. Scovell. Resided at Jeffer- 
son, N. Y. Farmer. 

Children : 

464c. i. George Elmer.^ 

ii. Sarah ; m. Thomas Bergen. 

464rf. iii, Charles Leroy. 

464e. iv. Clifford G. 

V. Jennie Esther. 

295 c. 

Geoege Washington^ (JSTalmm,'' Elijah,^ Elijah,^ Thomas,* 
Samuel,^ Sanmel,^ Nicholas^), born at Jefferson, N. Y., 4 Feb. 
1832 ; died 17 Dec. 1882 ; married, 27 June, 1860, Martha Baird. 
Resided at Jefferson. Farmer. 

Children : 

i. Harriet,^ 

ii. Mat, m. Hector Taylor. 

iii. Ulysses Grant. 

iv. Everett George ; agriculturist ; m. Miss Cooper. 

V. Anna Rachel, m. John McCuen. 

vi. Bessie. 

vii. Leta Greenwood. 

295 d. 

Levi Mann^ {N'ahum,'' Elijah,'^ Elijah,^ Thomas,* 8amuel,^ 
Samuel,^ N^icholas^), born at Jefferson, N. Y., 28 May, 1834; 

married first, Helen Mann ; married second, , of Worthing- 

ton, Mass. Farmer and carpenter. 

Children : 

i. Jewett^ 
ii. Oaklet. 

295 e. 

Erskine* {JSfahum,'' Elijah,^ Elijah,^ Thomas,* Samuel,^ 
Samuel,^ JVicholas^), born at Jefferson, N. Y., 28 June, 1836; 
married, at Athens, N. Y., 6 Sept. 1860, Sarah Jane Fox. Re- 
sides at Benton Harbor, Mich. Is a school teacher, merchant, 
horticulturist and money broker. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 275 

Children : 

464/1 i. Herbert Mortimer,^ b. 26 June, 1862. 
ii. Flora Adelaide, b. 19 Sept. 1864. 
iii. Lillian La Blanche, b. 20 Jan. 1866 ; d. July 27, 1866. 

296. 

William Appleton,^ M. D. {Henry M.,'' 8amiiel,^ Elijah,^ 
Thomas,* Samuel,^ Samuel,^ N^icholas^), born at Bristol, N. H., 
15 Aug. 1846; died 1 March, 1889; married, 18 Oct. 1867, 
Harriet Eliza, daughter of Noah and Delphia (Lindley) Rupert, 
of Minonk, 111., born in Concord, 111., 31 Jan. 1851. He gradu- 
ated Rush Medical College, Chicago, 111., 1868; practised medi- 
cine in Angola, N. Y. He died there. Mrs. Danforth married 
second, in 1895, Joseph Rupert; not known to be a relative. Re- 
sidence, Buffalo. 
Children : 

Henry Jay,^ b. 21 Nov. 1868. 

Almon George, b. 24 June, 1870. 

Josephine Estella, b. 25 July, 1872 ; m. 2 Oct. 1875, Adolph 

B. Metzger ; residence Buffalo, N. Y. 
Arthur Jerohe, b. 26 June 1875. 
Eugene Everett, b. 30 March, 1877. 

Jessie May, b. 12 Aug. 1879; m. in Buffalo, 4 July, 1901, Wil- 
liam John Tollner. 

297. 

Nathan Brown** (Appleto7i Howe,'' Samuel,^ Elijah,^ 
Thomas,* Samuel,^ Samuel,^ Nicholas^), born 27 April, 1852, 
in Gowapath, Assam, British India ; in business as wholesale and 
retail druggist, Wilmington, Del. He married, 9 Oct. 1879, 
Elizabeth, daughter of Washington and Emma (Stuger) Jones, 
of Wilmington, Del., born 24 June, 1857. 

ChUd: 

Edith Studley,^ b. 13 Aug. 1881. 

298. 

Chaeles Richard^ {Richard Sears,'' Samuel,^ Elijah,^ Thom- 
as,* Samuel,^ Samuel,^, Nicholas^), born at Bristol, N. H., 4 Feb. 
1845; res. Minonk, 111. 

299. 

John Saiviuel® {Hichard Sears,'' Samuel,^ Elijah,^ Thomas,* 
Samuel,^ Samuel,'' JSficholas^^ , born 30 Nov. 1847 ; residence at 
Indian Rock, Franklin co., Maine, and in Florida. 



465. 


i. 


466. 


ii. 




iii. 


466a iv. 




V. 




vi. 



276 DANTOETH GENEALOGY. 



300. 

Warren Henry* {George Palmer,'' Samuel,^ Elijah,^ Thom- 
as,'^ Samuel,'^ Samuel,^ Nicholas^), born 27 May, 1845; married 
Mary A. Green. 

302. 

Almon George® {Asa H.,'' Asa, ^ Elijah,^ Thomas,'' Samuel,^ 
Samuel,^ JVickolas^), born 7 Dec. 1840; married 17 Oct. 1861, 
Susan Amaranth Burton, born 3 April, 1841. Residence Washing- 
ton, 111. ; is the head of the banking house of A. G. Danforth & Co. 

Children : 

467. i. George Chester,^^ 11 Aug. 1862. 

ii. Jessie Mary, b. 16 Oct. 1865 ; m. 20 Sept. 1887, Homer Wirt 
McCoy, b. at Ironton, O ; son of Charles William and Urania 
Wheeler McCoy. Resided a year in Los Angeles, Cal., a few 
years at Cuba, 111., where he established a bank ; organized the 
Bank of Commerce at Peoria, 111 , of which he was first cashier, 
then vice-president. Now in the firm of McDonald, McCoy 
& Co., bond brokers, Chicago, 111. Child : Dorothy McCoy, 
b. 20 Dec. 1887. 

iii. Catharine Arianna, b. 12 Oct. 1868 ; m. 8 Dec. 1891, Gerald 
B. Franks, of the firm of J. W. Franks & Sons, printers and 
publishers, Peoria, 111., son of Joseph Wilson and Nanno (Bar- 
ret) Franks. Child : Danforth Wilson Franks, b. 8 Jan. 1894. 

iv. Asa Hamilton, b. 26 Sept. 1872 ; grad. Law Dept. Mich. Univ. 
1891 ; in banking business at Washington, 111. 

V. Mary Telva, b. 12 Sept. 1876 ; m. 9 Sept. 1898, George M. 
Stimson, of Peoria, 111., cashier of the bank of A. G. Danforth 
&Co. 

Children : 

1. Susan Elizabeth Stimson, b. 31 March, 1900. 

2, Richard Danforth Stimson, b. 3 Nov. 1901. 

vi. Eloise, b. 31 May, 1885 ; a student in LaseU Seminary, Auburn- 
dale, Mass. (1902). 



303. 

Henry Eupert^ {Asa H.,^ Asa,^ Elijah,^ Thomas,* Samuel,* 
Samuel,^ Nicholas^), born in Washington, 111., 3 Nov. 1842; 
married 2 Nov. 1865, Mary Eliza Wenger. He is a banker, resid- 
ing at Washington, 111. 
Children : 
i. Asa Hamilton,^ b. 16 Nov. 1867 ; d. 17 March, 1871. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 277 

ii. Josephine Harriet, b. 1 Doc. 1869; m. 20 June, 1899, Charles 
V. Miles (grad. Univ. of Mich. 1891), lawyer, Peoria, 111. ; 
child : Catherine Dauforth Miles. 

iii. Herman Wenger, b. 1') June, 1872; grad. Uuiv. Mich. 1899; 
attorney at law, Peoria, 111. 

iv. Aljion Elias, b. 12 Nov. 1877; d. 25 Dec. 1878. 

V. Elizabeth Sarah, b. 20 Aug. 1879. 



304. 

Lysander B.' {Henry W.,^ Benjamin,^ Elijah,^ Thomas,* 
Samuel,^ Samuel,' Nicholas^ ), born at Troy, N. Y., 13 Feb. 
1854; married 2 June, 1880, Ella, daughter of Lyman A. and 
Hannah (Moulton) Cox, of Fort Edward, N. Y. ; she died 21 
March, 1900. Resides Upper Troy, N. Y. 



305. 

Samuel C* {John,'' Samuel,^ John,^ Thomas,* Samuel,^ 
Samuel,"" Nicholas'), born at Litchfield, N. Y., 20 July, 1829. 
Resides at Poland, O. ; has four children. 



306. 

James D.^ {Joseph H.,'' Joseph,^ Thomas,^ Thomas,* Jona- 
than,^ Jonathan,^ Nicholas'), born at Wethersfield, Vt., 20 Nov. 
1818; died 27 Nov. 1850; married 6 Sept. 1841, Marcette Lis- 
comb ; one daughter ; all have passed away. 



307. 

Thomas Henry* {Thomas,'' Joseph,^ Thomas,^ Thomas,* Jona- 
than,^ Jonathan,^ Nicholas'), born at Claremont, N. H., 12 
Aug. 1815; died at Boston, 1 Aug. 1877; married first, 3 Nov. 
1836, Amanda Jane McLellan, born in 1811; died 14 March, 
1839 ; he married second, in 1846, Elizabeth S. Hackett. He 
married about 1857, Annie T. Johnson, born in 1834, living in 
1902. He was a ship-chandler in Boston. 
Children : 

468. i. Henry F.,^ b. 1 April, 1837. 

ii. Frances H. (adopted), b. in Chelsea in 1854; m. Charles L., 
son of Luther G. and Eliza A. N. Northrup. 

iii. Charles Henry, b. 30 Jan. 1859. 
468a. iv. Frank Hoffman, b. 3 Jan. 1869. 

V. Samuel Langmaide, b. 20 March, 1875, 



278 DANFOETH GENEALOGY. 

308. 

Charles Frederick* {Thomas,'' JosejjJi,^ Thomas,^ Thomas,*' 
Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ Nicholas^), born in Claremont, N. H., 12 
Feb. 1817; died 28 Aug. 1863; married Mary Ellen Clapp. 

309. 

William Mortimer^ {Thomas,'' Josejjh,^ Thomas,^ Thomas,* 
Jojiathan,^ Jonathan,^ Nicholas^), born at Woodstock, 17 Dec. 
1819: died 7 May, 1884; married 22 April, 1857, Mary Eliza- 
beth, daughter of Artemas and Elizabeth (Seaver) Church, born 4 
July, 1829. 

310. 

George Alexander" {Thoinas,'' Joseph,^ Thomas,^ Thomas,* 
Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ Nicholas^) ^hoxn at Woodstock, 17 Aug. 
1828; married 29 May, 1853, Eliza L. McClannin, born at 
Gloucester, 5 March, 1837. 
Children : 

i. Robert Thomas,^ b. 20 Feb. 1855 ; d. 30 Oct. 1856. 

ii. George Edward, b. 15 Nov. 1857. 

ill. William Appleton, b. 6 Nov. 1860. 

iv. Isabel Louisa, b. 2 Nov. 1862; d. 20 Mav, 1863. 

V. Foster Farrar, b. 21 Sept. 1865 ; d. 17 Feb. 1867. 

311. 

Edward Warren^ {Thomas,'' Joseph,^ Thomas,^ Thomas,* 
Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ J^icholas^), horn at Woodstock, 28 Aug. 
1830 ; died at Boston, 6 July, 1882 ; married 27 Feb. 1859, Anna 
D. Bowe, daughter of James and Mary Bowe, b. in Ireland, 9 
April, 1837. 

Children : 

i. Anna Frances,^ b. 25 March, 1860 ; m. 21 Jan. 1884, William 
H., son of William H. and Rhodema Darling, of Boston, b. 15 
Oct. 1860. 

ii. Harriet Amanda, b. in Boston, 8 July, 1865. 

311 a. 

Amariah^ {Stearns,'' John,^ Thomas,^ Thomas,* Jonathan,^ 
Jonathan,^ JSficholas^^, born at Concord about 1819; died about 
1857 ; married first, at Lowell, 29 Aug. 1844, Susan A., daughter 
of Oliver and Elizabeth Derby, born in 1821. He married second, 
in Groton, 11 Feb. 1851, Harriet A. Derby, a sister of his first 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 279 

wife, born in Groton in 1830. After his death she returned to 
Groton and petitioned Probate Court 5 May, 1857. He was a gro- 
cer : resided at Lowell. 



312. 

ED^\^N S.* (Stearns,'' John,^ Thomas,^ Thomas,* Jonathan,^ 
Jonathan,^ Nicholas^), born at Woburn about 1840; married at 
Cambridge, 1 Aug. 1861, being a "soldier in U. S. army," " of 
Woburn," Charlotte A., daughter of Christopher and Sarah Gre- 
vitte, "of Boston, £e. 19." 

313. 

Robert H.^ {Stearns,'' Johf , Thomas^, Thomas*, Jonathan,^ 
Jonathan,^ JSficholas^^, born at Charlestown in 1833; married at 
South Reading, 19 July, 1864, being an "upholsterer," Ada L. C, 
daughter of Peabody [?] and Margaret E. Gowing, of South Read- 
ing, born at Lynnfield in 1853. 

314. 

Albert H.® {Stearns,'' John,^ Thomas,^ Thomas,* Jonathan,^ 
Jonathan,'' Nicholas^), born in Billerica about 1835; married 
first (unknown) ; married " second," at Wakefield, 13 June, 1872, 
Marilla, daughter of Benjamin and Frances S. McClenathan, of 
Wakefield. He married third, at Wakefield, 26 Dec. 1873, Mary 
Ellen Mellen, of Wakefield, born at Calais, Me., in 1850, daughter 
of John and Susan Mellen. 

315. 

Silas Lorenzo^ {Silas,'' John,^ Thomas,^ Thomas,* Jonathan,^ 
Jonathan,'^ jSFicholas^), born at Root, Mont'yco., N. Y., 28 Sept. 
1838; res. Eaton, N. Y. Married first, in March, 1863, Jane 
Stewart, born in W. Eaton, 27 Sept. 1838 ; died 5 Feb. 1867. He 
mai'ried second, 24 Dec. 1868, Charlotte Selfe, dau. of Samuel S. 
of Norwich, N. Y., born in Eng. in June, 1853. 

Children : 

i. John Francis,^ b. 22 May, 1870. 
ii. Leah Adella, b. 23 Nov. 1876. 

316. 

Milton Emery® {Silas,'' John, ^ Thomas,^ Thomas,* Jonathan,^ 
Jonathan^ Nicholas^), born at Little Falls, N. Y., 7 Aug. 1846; 



280 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

was at Chicago meeting. Res. (1893) Bay City, Mich. Married 
in Lebanon, N. Y., 28 Dec. 1869, Mary Amelia Epson, dau. of 
Chester Epson of Lebanon, N. Y., born in July, 1848. 

Child : 

Derwood Leon,^ b. in E. Saginaw, Mich., 13 Feb. 1878. 

317. 

Benjamin Franklin* {Benjamin Franklin,'' Tliomas,^ Thomr 
as,' Thomas,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,'' Nicholas'), horn 10 Feb. 
1826 ; was a farmer at Rindge, N. H. He married at Lexington, 
11 April, 1848, Sarah M., daughter of Capt. James Rhoades, of 
Grafton, Vt., born 25 Feb. 1821; she died 23 May, 1897. He 
died 30 April, 1897. 

Children : 

i. Charles,^ b. 9 April, 1851 ; d. 25 Jan. 1852. 
469. ii. George Marshall, b. 19 May, 1853. 
iii. James Rhoades, b. 19 April, 1859. 

iv. Anna Elizabeth, b. 23 March, 1861 ; m. 1 Aug. 1888, George 
W. Tarbell, of Winchendon. 

318. 

Charles Henry® (John,'' Thomas,^ Thomas,^ Thomas,* Jona- 
than," Jonathan,^ Nicholas'), born at Lowell, 24 Aug. 1839; 
married 25 April, 1859, Roxanna Haley, born 1 Jan. 1841, died 
27 May, 1891. Resides at Winchendon. 

Adopted child : 

Mary Ellen,^ (dau. of George P. and Mary Ellen (Haley) Bailey, 
sister of Roxanna), adopted 27 July, 1860; name changed 11 Nov. 
1862 ; m. Judson S. Jewett, of Rindge, N. H. 

319. 

Jonathan® {Jonathan,'' Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ Jonathan,* 
Jonathan," Jonathan,'' Nicholas"), married Azuba Daggett; she 
res. in Fort Covington, N. Y. 

Child : 

Jonathan,^ resides at Fort Covington. 

320. 

Ebenezer® (Jonathan,'' Jonathan,'' Jonathan,^ Jonathan,* 
Jonathan," Jo7iathan,^ Nicholas'), born in 1802 ; died in 1859, 
ae. 57 ; married Abigail Sumner, in Sept. 1826. Res. Danville, Vt. 



DANTORTH GENEALOGY. 281 

Children, all born in Danville, Yt. : 

470. i. Alfred H.,n. 25 Sept. 1827. 

ii. Harriet, b. in Aug. 1830 ; d. 7 April, 1879 ; m. in Oct. 1853, 
C. L. Stone. 

471. iii. Charles, b. in May, 1832. 

iv. RoA (Rosa?) b. in Sept. 1837; d. in Jan. 1873; m. Sanford 

Slocum, Morristown, Vt. 
V. Miriam, d. at seven years of age. 

321. 

James® {Jonathan,'' Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ Jonathan,* Jona- 
than,^ Jonathan,^ Nicholas^), born 3 July, 1805 ; died 23 March, 
1877 ; married 31 Jan. 1833, Philena Kenney ; she died 10 June, 
1900, in her 94th year. Resided at Massena Springs, N. Y. 

Children : 

i. Mary,8 b. 18 March, 1835 ; d. 21 Feb. 1859. 

ii. JuDSON, b. 8 July, 1836 ; d. 31 Jan. 1837. 

iii. JuDSON, b. 31 Oct. 1839 ; d. 7 March, 1843. 

iv. James, b. 27 July, 1843; d. 15 Aug. 1850. 

V. Elizabeth, b. 22 Sep. 1845 ; m. in Massena, N. Y., Wm. Brad- 
ford, son of Samuel and Mary Perkins Bradford. 

472. vi. Samuel Silas, b. 11 March, 1849. 



322. 

Calvin* {Jonathan,"^ Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ Jonathan* Jona- 
than,^ Jonathan,* Nicholas^), married in Fort Covington, N. Y., 
Sarah Waterbury. 

Children : 

Albert,^ lawyer; res. at Chicago. 

HOBART. 

Fred, res. at Charles City, Iowa. 

322 «. 

Leonard® {Leonard,'' Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ Jonathan* Jona- 
than,^ Jonathan,^ Nicholas^) born at Danville, Vt., 24 Aug. 1801 ; 
married Lucy Dinsmore. 

Children, all born in Danville : 

i. Alvin Balton,^ b. in 1841 ; was a fine athlete, six feet three 
and a half inches tall ; enlisted in Co. I, 3d Vt. Vol. Inf. in 
1861 ; was transferred to the 1st Penn. Cav. in 1862. Nar- 
rowly escaped drowning while on a scout in winter, took cold, 
was discharged, went home and died three days after reaching 
home. 



282 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

ii. Charles Harvey, b. 13 May, 1843 ; enlisted in tlie same regt. 
with Alvin, 11 June, 1861. After the war entered into thea- 
trical and circus business. Now (1902) in Incandescent Lamp 
business in Philadelpliia, Pa. ; married ; wife died ; no children. 

iii. Martha Jane ; m. Martin ; resides in London, Eng. 

iv. Lorenzo C, died young. 



322 b. 

Albert Griswold* {Leonard,'^ Jonathan,^ Jonatlian^^ Jona- 
than,"^ Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ Nicholas^), born at Danville, Vt., 
31 Dec. 1814; married first, 31 Dec. 1845, Emerenza Kidder, dau. 
of Friend and Rebecca (Kidder) Corser. He married second, 
Christina Wilson. 

Children : 

473. i. Albert Lewis,^ b. 26 April, 1847. 

ii. Emma Louisa, b. 30 March, 1849 ; m. 21 Oct. 1877, Frank 
Benj. Prue, son of Frank and Harriet Prue, b. in Derby Line, 
Vt., 16 Oct. 1849. 

Children of Frank B. and Emma L. (Danforth) Prue : 

1. Albert Danforth Prue,h. 23 Aug. 1879. 

2. Umma Corser Prue, b. 23 Feb. 1883. 

3. Alexis Francis Prue.h. 22 Aug. 1884 ; d. 18 July, 1885. 

iii. Alice Jane, b. 30 Jan. 1853 ; m. 5 Sept. 1879, Alexis Francis 
Pero, son of Marcus and Margaret (Whitebird) Pero, b. in 
Taunton, in Sept. 1849. 

Children of Alexis F. and Alice J. (Danforth) Pero : 

1. Leonard Francis Pero, b. 13 July, 1880. 

2. Lewis Henry Pero, b. 31 March, 1886. 

iv. Harvey Martin. 
V. George Ora. 
vi. EsTELLA May. 
vii. Matilda. 
viii. George Vance. 



322 c. 

Harvey Blanchard^ {Leonard,'' Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ Jona- 
than,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ Nicholas^), born in Danville, Vt., 
20 Jan. 1821; married in June, 1844, Martha Dearborn, born 
30 Aug. 1825. 

Children, all born in Danville : 

i. Martha Jane,^ b. 26 Nov. 1846; m. 2 April, 1865, Henry F. 
Phillips. 



DANTORTH GENEALOGY. 283 

Children of Henry F. and Martha J. (Dan forth) Phillips : 

1. Jennt/ Phillips. 

2. Ferdinando Phillips. 

ii. Abbt Roselle, b. 10 Jan. 1849. 

iii. Clara Ann, b. 15 April, 18ol ; m. in Lowell, in 18G8, David, 
son of Samuel and Caroline Moody, b. in 184G. 
474. iv. Harvey Lewis, b. 28 March, 1853. 

V. Ella Estella, b. 21 Aug. 18G0; m. at Fall River, 7 June, 
1882, Joseph W., sou of Wm. W. and Emily (Giiford) Samp- 
son, b. in 18G2. 

Child : 
3Iildred Sampson, b. 28 Oct. 1883. 



32 



o. 



Luther Warren,* called also Warren Luther (Luther,'' 
Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ Jonathan,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,'^ Nicho- 
las'), born 17 Sept. 1819; married 12 March, 1846, Betsey La- 
Rue. Residence, East Constable, N. Y. 

324. 

Albon James* (Luther,'' Jonathan,^ Jonathan^, Jonathan,* 
Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ Nicholas'), born at Fort Covington, N. 
Y., 7 Aug. 1824; died at Hooksett, N. H., 11 Sept. 1881; mar- 
ried 4 March, 1845, Margaret A. McArthur, b. in Scotland in 1826. 
He was a carpenter and millwright ; resided chiefly at Manchester, 
N. H. He served in the War of the Rebellion in the 14th N. Y. 
Heavy Artillery throughout the war. The widow resides in Man- 
chester, N. H., with her son Charles W. Three of the sons became 
ministers of the Gospel. 

Children : 

Albert C.,^ b. at Bombay, N. Y., 17 May, 1848. 
Leslie Russell, b. at Fort Covington, N. Y., 1849. 

Luther Lerot, b. at ; disappeared in 1881. 

Hiram Otis, d. in infancy. 
Charles Winters. 

Thomas Richey, b. 1859 ; d. at W. Stockholm, N. Y., in 1878. 
Otis Stanley. 
viii. A child, d. in infancy. 
474e. ix. William Faber. 

325. 

Rev. Horace Melvin* {Luther,'' Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ Jo- 
nathan,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,"^ Nicholas'), born 8 Nov. 1828; 



474a. 




4745. 


ii. 




iii. 




iv. 


A74:C. 


V. 




vi. 


AIM. 


vii. 



284 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

married 15 Aug. 1847, Carrie Winters, born 12 March, 1827 ; she 
died 5 Nov. 1885. 

He resides (1902) at Camden, N. Y. 

326. 

Eev. Stanley Faber® {^Luther ^'' Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ Jo- 
nathans^ Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ Nicholas^), born 12 Aug. 1829; 
married 3 May, 1850, Minerva Russell, of Fort Covington, N. Y., 
born 25 July, 1829. 

Resides (1902) at Dexter, N. Y. 

Children : 

i. Mary Francis,'' b. 7 May, 1852 ; d. Feb. 1860. 

ii. Elizabeth Maria, b. 8 June, 1854; m. John Knapp ; res. 

Watertown, N. Y. 
iii. Emma Jane, b. 3 May, 1856 ; m. Gaylord Baxter, now (1902) 

chief of police, Watertown, N. Y. 
iv. Ida Louisa, b. 15 Nov. 1861 ; m. Fred Douglas ; res. Pillar 

Point, N. Y. 
474/. V. Stanley Faber, Jr., b. 16 March, 1866. 

327. 

Isaac^ {Israel,'' David,^ Jonathan,^ Jonathan,'^ Jonathan,^ 
Jonathan,^ Nicholas^^ , livery stable keeper at Bangor, Me. ; mar- 
ried in 1838, Nancy Doane, of Hampden, Me. 

Children : 

i. Helen Frances,^ d. 3 July, 1892. 
ii. Augusta Emily. 
475. iii. Charles Frederick. 

328. 

Hon. Charles* {Israel,'' David,^ Jonathan,^ Jonathan,* Jo- 
nathan,^ Jonathan,^ JSficholas^), born in Norridgewock, Me., 1 
Aug. 1815; died 30 March, 1890; married 15 Jan. 1845, Julia 
Sewall Dinsmore. 

He studied in the public schools of his native town and the aca- 
demies of Farmington and Bloomfield. Read law with John Searle 
Tenney of Norridgewock, afterward a judge of the Supreme Court of 
Maine. Began practice in Gorham, Me., in 1838; removed in 
1841, to Gardiner, Me., which was his home for the rest of his life. 
Was a representative to the Legislature several times ; twice elected 
county attorney; appointed in 1864 to the bench of the Supreme 
Judicial Court, a position which he filled with honor for twenty-six 
years. He delivered many opinions of eminent value, and was 
rarely overruled. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 285 

"Judge Danforth was a simple man, who dwelt with substance, 
and had no care for show. He loved most things that were simple, 
nature and his God, and he ever lived close to both. He was solid 
rather than brilliant ; relied less upon intuition than upon industry ; 
was a tireless, conscientious worker ; had a strong grasp of legal 
principles ; built up his opinion with gi'cat blocks from the common 
law. He loved equity, and hated injustice." [Mr. Baker, in The 
Green Bag, 1896.] He was tall, erect, and of a fine address. He 
died at his home in Gardiner, March 30, 1890. 

Children : 

i. Edavard,» b. 27 Nov. 1845 ; d. 16 Sept. 1849. 

476. ii. Fkederic, b. 8 Feb. 1848. 

329. 

Franklin® {Israel^ David,^ Jonathan,^ Jonathan^* Jonathan^'' 
Jonathan,'^ Nicholas^), born in Norridgewock, 11 July, 1817; 
died 8 April, 1890; farmer, Norridgewock; married 26 Sept. 
1843, Eliza A. Eogers. 

Children : 

477. i. George Frederic,® b. 7 Sept. 1844. 

ii. Sarah Maria, b. 1 Jan. 1847 ; m. Clarence J. Cheney, 26 Oct. 
1871. 

Children of Clarence J. and Sarah M. (Danforth) Cheney : 

1. Margaret Cheney. 

2. Myrtle Cheney. 

3. Arthur Cheney. 

iii. Henrietta Emily, b. 11 April, 1849. 

478. iv. Edward Franklin, b. 1 Sept. 1856. 
V. Elizabeth. 

330. 

James Hutchins* {Isaac,'' David,^ Jonathan,^ Jonathan^* 
Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ Nicholas, Y born in Washington, N. H., 7 
July, 1817 ; married 17 April, 1845, Mary Jane, daughter of Benj. 
O. Wellington, of Lexington. He was some time a partner of Almon 
Danforth Hodges (p. 59) in the wholesale grocery business in Bos- 
ton. Several years connected with the U. S. Sub-treasury at Bos- 
ton. Resided in Cambridge, later in Boston. He died March 6, 
1902. 

Children : 

i. LiLLiE Warren,® b. 13 June, 1848. 

ii. Mart A., b, 28 June, 1850; d. 21 Sept. 1851. 

iii. John. 



286 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 



331. 

George Franklin* {Isaac,'' David,^ Jonathan,^ Jonathan,* 
Jonathan,'^ Jonathan,^ JVicholas^), born in Boston 5 July, 1819; 
died at Rochester, N. Y., 25 Sept. 1899. He married 27 April, 
1846, Frances Jeanette, daughter of Orrin and Frances Jeanette 
(Gold) Wright, of Pittsfield; she died in Jan. 1885. 

" Ex-Judge George F. Danforth of Rochester, N. Y., at one time 
on the New York State Court of Appeals bench, dropped dead in 
court today. He had just argued a case and taken his seat when 
stricken with apoplexy, he expired two minutes later in an adjoin- 
ing room. He was graduated at Union College in 1840, and 
after studying law began practice in Rochester, N. Y., where he was 
eminently successful, and soon rose to the front rank of the profes- 
sion. In 1876 he was the Republican candidate for judge of the 
Court of Appeals of the State of New York, but was defeated by 
Robert Earl. Two years later he was again nominated for a similar 
office, and after being elected took his seat on the bench Jan. 1, 
1879. Except during the period from Jan. 1, 1879 to 1890, in 
which he was an associate judge of the New York Court of Appeals, 
his practice had been uninterrupted. He retired from the bench 
Jan. 1, 1890, on reaching the constitutional limit of age, and re- 
sumed law practice. He was president of the commission to revise 
the Judiciary. Judge Danforth was a Republican, and was a mem- 
ber of the judiciary commission of 1892, but hadheld no other office." 
[Rochester Democrat, Sept. 26, 1892.] Many testimonials to his 
'' great judicial ability " ; " talent for hard work " ; " profound know- 
ledge of the law " ; " the accuracy of expression and clearness of 
thought " displayed in his pleadings, are given in this paper, and 
tributes to his attractive and estimable character. 

Children : 

i. Frances Wright,^ b. 1 March, 1847 ; m. 27 April, 1870, Henry 
Fitch Huntington, b. in Schoharie co. in 1845 ; d. at Rochester, 
25 June, 1900. He was for a number of years connected with 
W. B. Raymond in a private banking business and was at the 
same time engaged in real estate transactions. Upon the dis- 
sokition of his partnership with Mr. Raymond, Mr. Huntington, 
with others, organized the Commercial Bank, and from the time 
of its institution until April, 1890, was its cashier. Since that 
time he had held an important position in the sales department 
of the Vacuum OU Company. While always active in business 
he gave a great deal of attention to the establishment and im- 
provement of the city park system ; and it is generally admitted 
that he did as much toward bringing the parks to their present 
state of completeness and popularity as any single resident of 
the city, Dr. Moore excepted. He was one of the original mem- 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 287 

bers of the board of park commissioners, was from the organi- 
zation of the board the chairman of the Genesee Valley park 
committee, and was for many years a member of the police and 
employment committee of the board, and, for a number of years, 
its treasurer. He was quick to comprehend a thing, and equally 
ready in his decisions ; a trait which made him a valuable com- 
missioner and brought success to many undertakings initiated 
through his recommendation. 

His death resulted from apoplexy, the first attack of which 
he suffered at Atlantic City, and which for a time deprived him 
of the use of his voice. He had been in ill health ever since 
returning home. [Local journal.] 

Childi-en of Henry F. and Frances W. (Danforth) Hunting- 
ton : 

1. Jeannette Wadsworth Huntington, b. 12 July, 1871. 

2. George Danforth Huntington, b. 11 July, 1874; m. 

6 Nov. 1901, Helen Irene, dau. of the late John 
Henry fand Mrs. Mary (Brainard) Treadwell, of 
Watertown, N. Y., b. 5 Oct. 1874. He grad. 
Rochester Univ. 1896; Mass. Inst. Tech. 1898. 
Is a civil engineer with the N. Y. Air Brake works, 
Watertown, N. Y. 

3. Elizabeth Partridge Huntington, b. 18 June, 1876. 

ii. Herbert Farnsworth, b. 9 June, 1849 ; d. 10 Dec. 1859. 
iii. Charles Franklin, b. 18 March, 1851 ; d. 29 Nov. 1859. 
480. iv. Henry Gold, b. 14 June, 1854. 

V. Mary Celina, b. 11 Sept. 1856 ; d. 11 Dec. 1859. 
vi. Jessie Appleton, b. 7 April, 1861 ; m. at Buffalo, 10 Feb. 1891, 
Charles Edmund Miller, Esq., of New York city ; of the law 
firm of Miller & Wells, and a trustee of the Mutual Life Insu- 
rance Co. 

Children of Charles E. and Jessie A. (Danforth) Miller : 

1. Charles E. Miller. 

2. Danforth Miller. 

332. 

Isaac Wareen® {Isaac,'' David,^ Jonathan,^ Jonathan,'^ Jona- 
than,^ Jonathan,^ Nicholas^) , born about 1826 ; died 29 Xov. 1889 : 
married 13 Oct. 1854, " ai. 28," Eliza, daughter of Oliver Hastings 
of Cambridge, born 22 Dec. 1826, died 21 June, 1876. No chd- 
dren. He v^^as a merchant in Boston. He made will 2 Oct. 1886, 
probated 8 May, 1888 ; beq. to Eliza H. and Mabel W. Ware, of 
Cambridge, referring to an agreement with their father, the late 
Henry Ware ; Mabel Warren and John Oliver, children of John A. 
Henshaw, of Cambridge ; May O. H., wife of Morris L. Longstreth, 
of Philadelphia; Edith N., dau. of Oliver Hastings, of Camb. ; 
Nellie, dau. of Benjamin S. Shaw, of Boston ; to his gardener, John 



288 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

Benson ; to the Union Club, of B. ; to Caroline H. Henshaw, of 
Camb, and her children then living ; to brother Charles H. Danforth 
all his real estate in Colorado ; to Robert S. Covell, of Boston ; to 
brother James H. Danforth and his wife Mary Jane ; to the children 
of bro. George Danforth ; to the Avon Place Home and the Perkins 
Institute for the Blind, suggesting an "Eliza Hastings Danforth 
Fund." 

333. 

Charles Hutchins^ (Isaac,'' Dav'id,^ Jonathan,^ Jonathan,* 
Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ Nicholas^), born 16 July, [1825] ; married 
in Jan. 1873, Julia C. Moulton. Resides on a farm near Denver, 
Col. 

Child : 

George.® 

333 a. 

Aaron^ (Aaron,'' Benjamin,^ Benjamin,^ Jonathan,* Jona- 
than,^ Jonathan,'^ JVicholas^ ) , born 17 Oct. 1807, in Billerica ; re- 
moved to Portland, Me.; died 16 March, 1877; married 15 Oct. 
1838, Elizabeth S., daughter of Nathaniel and Annie (Mitchell) 
Cobb, born in Portland, 8 Oct. 1813. 

Children : 

i. Charles Henry,® b. in Boston, 25 March, 1840; lost at sea, 9 
Dec. 1859. 

ii. Sarah Graff am, b. at Roxbury, 27 March, 1843 ; m. first, at 
Cambridge, 2 March, 1868, Martin, son of Calvin and Melinda 
(Sargent) Cheney, b. at Bradford, N. H., in 1845 ; d. 10 Jan. 
1871. She m. second, 6 May, 1874, Charles E., son of Cullen 
and Harriet Pratt, of Westmoreland, N. H. ; he d. 26 April, 
1877. She m. third, 18 Nov. 1883, Willard R.. son of Edward 
and Elizabeth (Willard) Woodbury, of Cape Elizabeth, Me. 

iii. Anna Maria, b. at Cape Elizabeth in Sept. 1847 ; d. 27 Oct. 
1848. 

iv. SoPHRONiA FiCKETT, b. at Cape Elizabeth, 4 April, 1849 ; d. 
19 Aug. 1879 ; m. 19 Feb. 1871, Joseph Henry, son of Edw. 
and EHzabeth (Willard) Woodbury, who d. 12 Nov. 1873. 
Child: Grace May Woodbury, b. 10 May, 1872; d. 27 Oct. 
1878. 



334. 

Charles* (A.aron,'' Benjamhi,^ Benjamin,^ Jonathan,* Jo- 
nathan,^ Jonathan,'^ Nicholas^), born in Billerica, 27 Dec. 1811 ; 



DANFOETH GENEALOGY. 289 

died in Clear Lake, Wis., 16 June, 1881 ; lived for a time in Med- 
ford, where he married, 25 Dec. 1838, Matilda Orman, daughter of 
Francis and Lydia (Saunders) Shed, of Medford, born 2'4 Oct. 
1816. He went in 1857 to Farmington, Wis., was postmaster 
there about ten years. They took up a homestead in Black Brook, 
Polk CO. 

Children, bom in Billerica : 

i. Aaron Francis,^ b. 16 March, 1842; died 18 March, 1862; 

served in 4th AVisconsin Regt., Co. G. ; clied after 4 months of 

fever in hospital, at Newport News. 
ii. Caroline Matilda, b. 18 Sept. 1844, in Medford ; m. 20 May, 

1860, James C. Nelson ; res. Clear Lake, Wis. 

Chddreu of James C. and Caroline M. (Danforth) Nelson : 

1. Marshall James Nelson, b. in Somerset, 1 Jan. 1861 ; d. 

18 Sept. 1867. 

2. Effie Louisa Nelson, b. 12 Jan. 1864 ; d. 24 Jan. 1864. 

3. William Francis Nelson, b. 20 March, 1865; d. in 

Framingham, Wis., 3 Sept. 1867. 

4. Addie Grace Nelson, b. in Black Brook, Wis., 1 July, 

1867 ; d. 10 Nov. 1868. 

5. Matilda Isabel Nelson, b. 29 Nov. 1869 ; m. 13 April, 

1888, Nels Bredeson. 

6. Emily J. Nelson, b. 26 Aug. 1872. 

7. Edna Louisa Nelson, b. 5 Oct. 1880. 

iii. Mary Eliza, b. 4 Dec. 1848, in Billerica; married in Black 
Brook, Wis,, 5 Feb. 1868, Stephen Decatur Starkweather ; 
res. Black Bi-ook, Wis. 

Children of Stephen D. and Mary E. (Danforth) Stark- 
weather : 

1. Herbert Francis Starkweather, b. in Clear Lake, Wis., 

30 Dec. 1870. 

2. Belle Dosia Starhweather, b. in Clear Lake, Wis., 9 

Oct. 1873. 



335. 

George Henry^ {Aaron^ Benjamin,^ Benjamin,^ Jonathan,'^ 
Jonathan^ Jonatlian,"^ Nicholas^), born in Billerica, Mass., 14 
Feb. 1827; married 16 Jan. 1853, Elizabeth, daughter of Edward 
and Mary Potter. 

Children : 

i. Abby L.,^ b. in Medford, 9 Sept. 1854 ; d. 30 April, 1855. 
481. ii. George Henry, b. 18 Oct. 1859. 

iii. Mary E., b. in Hallowell, Me., 8 Jan. 1871. 



290 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

336. 

Joseph Varnum^ (Aaron,'' Benjamin,^ Benjamin,^ Benja- 
min,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ Nicholas^) , born at Billerica, 2 INlay, 
1831 ; died at Billerica in Feb. 1869 ; married 26 Sept. 1852, Jane 
Maria, daughter of Ezra and Sarah (Gates) Putney, bom in Chester- 
field, N. H., 10 Jan. 1827, died at Jaffrey, N. H., 12 July, 1885. 
Children ; 

i. Jane Maria Putney,^ > , . rr- at xr oq a iqkq 
.. -r r^ ' ^ b. m Troy, N. H., 23 Aucj. 18od. 

u. Janet Caroline, ) -" ' » 

d. 24 Aug. 1853. 

482. iii. Joseph Francis, b. in Troy, N. H., 31 Dec. 1854. 

iv. James Monroe Putney, b. in Billerica, 27 April, 1856. 

V. JusTiNA Mary, b. 18 March, 1859 ; d. at Billerica, 4 Dec. 1868. 

vi. Josephine Maria, b. 6 Oct. 1861. 

vii. JosiAH Henry, b. 24 May, .1864 ; d. at Billerica, 21 April, 1865. 

viii. Julia Abby Henrietta, b. 8 Sept. 1866, at Billerica. 

336 a. 

Oramel^ (Jonathan,'' Jonathan,'^ Benjamin,^ Jonathan,* Jon- 
athan,^ Jonathan,^ J^icholas^ ), born at Hillsboro, N. H., 14 Aug. 
1815; married first, 15 April, 1846, Mary Willey, of Sheffield, 
Vt., born 28 Dec. 1821, died 1 Dec. 1879. Ke married second, 
Angelina Bignell. Residence, Hillsboro, N. H. 

336 6. 

Jonathan® (Jonathan,'' Jonathan,^ Benjamin,^ Jonathan^* 
Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ Nicholas^), born at Hillsboro, N. H., 14 
Nov. 1826 ; married 1 July, 1852, Nancy Blanchard, of Washing- 
ton, N. H. ; resided at Francestown, N. H., when he attended 
Family Meeting in 1880. No children. 

336 c. 

Eben Towne® (Benjamin,'' Jonathan,^ Benjamin,^ Jonathan,* 
Jonathan,^ Jonathan,'^ Nicholas^), born in Weare, N. H., 31 
March, 1820; died 3 Nov. 187 7; married 8 Aug. 1844, Mary 
Colby Davis, born 7 Sept. 1819, in Washington, N. H. Resided 
at Hillsboro, N. H. Was a blacksmith, working first with his 
father, afterward with his sons. 

Children : 

i. George Milton,^ b. 3 July, 1845 ; d. unm. 14 June, 1874. 

ii. WiLLARD Freeman, b. 8 Jan. 1847 ; d. 1 Sept. 1870. 

iii. Charles Henry, b. 1 Jan. 1849 ; a blacksmith, residing in 

HUIsboro. 
iv. LoREN Arthur, b. 26 Feb. 1852 ; d. 1 Sept. 1854. 
V. Ella Loraine, b. 15 July, 1857, " at home " in Hillsboro. 



DANFOKTH GENEALOGY. 291 



337. 

PiiiNEAS Alpheus* {Robert,'' Samuel,^ Benjamin," Jona- 
thnt},* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ JYicholas^), born in Antrim, N. H., 
20 Aug. 1802; died at Gainesville, N. Y., 28 March, 1886; mar- 
ried 26 March, 1826, Minerva Willcox, born in Livonia, N. Y., 16 
Sept. 1803 ; died at Gainesville, N. Y., 11 July, 1889. 

Children : 

483. i. Phixeas Aranthds,^ b. 28 March, 1828 ; d. 6 Nov. 1874. 
483«. ii. Augustus Melville, b. 6 July, 1831. 

iii. Harriet Augusta, b. 25 Dec. 1839 ; m. 6 March, 1867, Benja- 
min Dubois Toan, b. at Penfield, N. Y., 22 March, 1830. 
Residence, Rochester; Minn. 
Children of Benjamin D. and Harriet A. (Danf orth) Toan : 

1. Urnest George Toan, b. 21 Oct. 1870. 

2. Ada Helena Toan, b. 21 Oct. 1872 ; m. 1 Sept. 1898, 

Dr. Gentz Perry, sou of Edward Hiram and Alice 
(Elmendorf) Perry, b. 1 Sept. 1869 ; grad. Univ. 
Minn. ; residence, Amery, Wis. Children: (1) Kath- 
ryn Lucille Perry ; (2) Edward Benjamin Perry. 

3. Arthur Benjamin Toan. b. 'I'd Aug. 1874. 

4. Glara Louisa Toan, b. 7 Aug. 1878. 



338. 

Nason® {Robert,'' Samuel,^ Benjamin," Jonathan,* Jonathan,'^ 
Jonathan,'' Nicholas^), born in Hillsboro, N. H., 26 Nov. 1804; 
died at Ogden, N. Y., 22 May, 1835; married first, in Rochestei*, 
7 April, 1830, Ann Lindsley ; she died in Rochester, N. Y., in 
June, 1832. He married second, 13 June, 1833, Samantha Hawks ; 
she died in Pennsylvania. 
Child : 

Marian Amanda,^ b. in Rochester, in June, 1834 ; d. at Ro- 
chester, in Dec. 1835. 

339. 

Leander^ {Robert,'' Samtiel,^ Benjamin,^ Jonathan,* Jona- 
than,^ Jonathan,^ Nicholas^), born in Royalton, Vt., 30 Jan. 
1807 ; died at Ogden, N. Y., 8 July, 1882 ; married in Rochester, 
N. Y., 29 Oct. 1835, Eunice Kinsman ^Manning, daughter of Aaron 
and Lydia (Noyes) Manning, born in Bradford, N. H., 9 June, 
1814; died at Ogden, N. Y., 5 Aug. 1892. Resided at Ogden 
(P. O. Adams Basin), N. Y. He was a farmer; took sides with 
the abolitionists in the days when it required great courage to defend 
the rights of the oppressed. 



292 DAKFORTH GENEALOGY. 

Children, born in Ogden : 

i. EuDORA Elizabeth,^ b. 26 June, 1841 ; unm. 
ii. Florence Arrabel, b. 10 Nov. 1843 ; m. 12 Feb. 1868, George 
Stamp, son of William and Catherine (Altoft) Stamp, b. in 
Messingham, Lincolnshire, Eng., 15 April, 1828 ; d. at Con- 
neaut, Pa., 29 May, 1871. 

Child of George and Florence A. (Danforth) Stamp: 

Clarence George Stamp, b. in Conneaut, Pa., 22 Jan. 1869 ; 
m. 2 Jan. 1895, Myrtie Elizabeth, dau. of Zenas Case 
and Sarah Maria (Irwin) French, b. 27 Nov. 1872. 
Child, Inez Gertrude Stamp, b. 5 Dec. 1898. 

iii. Rosalie Aurelie, b. 6 Oct. 1847 ; d. at Ogden, N. Y., 2,3 Oct. 

1880. 



340. 

Robert Alonzo^ {Robert,'' /Saniuel,^ Benjamin,^ Jonathan^*' 
Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ Nicholas^), born at Ogden, N. Y., 16 
April, 1821 ; died at Ogden, 20 June, 1857 ; married in Chili, N. 
Y., 23 Sept. 1847, Abigail, daughter of Ebenezer and Mary 
(Allen) Bickford, bom in Glover, Vt. ; died 26 July, 1855, je. 24. 
""Child: 

Abigail,^ b. in June, 1855 ; d. at Ogden, Sept. 1855, se. 3 months. 



341. 

HiRAM^ (Cyrus,'' Samuel,^ Benjamin,^ Jonathan,* Jonathan^' 
Jonathan,"^ Nicholas^), born in Fletcher, Vt., 11 Dec. 1826; 
married 20 Nov. 1849, Hannah Cherry King, daughter of George 
and Eunice (George) King; (she says, "my grandmother on my 
father's side was a niece of Dr. Cotton Mather ") . She died in Fair- 
field, Vt.. 23 Jan. 1893. Residence, Fairfield, Franklin co., Vt. 
He occupies and cultivates the farm previously owned by his father 
and his grandfather. 

Children : 

i. Ambrosia Willie,^ b. in Fletcher, 7 June, 1852 ; m. 25 Sept. 
1877, William Whiting Foss, b. in Fairfax, Vt., 6 June, 1849. 
P. O. address, Fairfax. 

Children of WiUiam W. and Ambrosia W. (Danforth) Foss : 

1. Sarah Myrtle Foss, b. 2] Aug. 1880. 

2. George Edson Foss, b. 7 Jan. 1885. 

3. Ruhy Bell Foss, b. 28 Sept. 1886; d. 21 Oct. 1886. 

484. ii. George Douglas, b. 16 March, 1855. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 293 

342. 

Allen® {David,'' Samuel,^ Benjamin,^ Jonathan,* Jonathan,^ 
Jonathan,- Nicholas^), born in Fairfax, Vt., about 1828 ; died in 
1853, ae. 25 ; married in Vermont, Edna Gilman. He went to 
Sweden, Monroe co., N. Y., and lived for a time with his uncle 
Levi. 
Child : 

Alida,^ m. Lester Hall ; d. in Manchester, N. H., 20 Oct. 1878. 
Child of Lester and Alida (Danforth) Hall : 
Mary Hall. 

343. 

Isaac Hill* {Daniel (7.,' Peter, ^ Benjamin,^ Jonathan,* 
Jonathan,' Jonathan,'^ Nicholas^ ), born in Fletcher, Vt., 24 
Dec. 1818 ; died at St. Albans, 30 Dec. 1885 ; married first, in 
Benson, Vt., 3 Oct. 1841, Laura Lodosky Austin, daughter of Syl- 
vester and Maria (Thomas) Austin, born in Ticonderoga, 12 March, 
1816; died at St. Albans, 19 Dec. 1873. 

He was a farmer in Fairfax, Vt. He married second, 7 Nov. 
1874, Mrs. Mary Storey of St. Albans ; she died at St. Albans in 
1878, s.p. 

Children : 

i. Hannah Maria,^ b, 4 May, 1842 ; m. in Fairfield, 24 Oct. 1866, 
Charles Byron BuUett, b. in Fairfield, Vt., 24 July, 1842 ; 
cabinet maker , res. St. Albans. 

Children of Charles B. and Hannah M. (Danforth) Bullett : 

1. Lillie May Bullett, b. 11 Nov. 1867, m Fairfield. 

2. Herbert Morton Bullett, b. in St. Albans, 22 June, 1871. 

3. Merle Lynette Bullett, b. m St. Albans, 8 Oct. 1883. 

ii. Harriet Esther, b. 21 March, 1845 ; m. 30 Dec. 1868, Rich- 
ard Scott, son of Sylvester and Ann (Hawthorn) Scott, b. in 
Farnham, P. Q., 17 Sept. 1845 ; farmer ; res. Buck Hollow, 
Franklin co., Vt. 

Children of Richard and Harriet E. (Danforth) Scott : 

1. Herbert Edson Scott, b. in Farnham, P. Q., 29 July, 

1871. 

2. Richard Danforth Scott, b. in Farnham, 29 July, 1876. 

3. Laura Emma Scott, b. in Farnham, 17 Dec. 1879. 

485. iii. Daniel Sylvester, b. at St. Albans, Vt., 27 May, 1848. 
iv. HuldahImogene, b. 1 Oct. 1852; d. 21 Jan. 1865. 
V. Silas Holyoke, b. m Fairfax, Vt., 27 Aug. 1856 ; deputy 

collector of customs, St. Albans. 
vi. Lauretta J^lla, b. 17 July, 1862 ; d. 26 Jan. 1865. 



294 DANTORTH GENEALOGY. 



344. 



Elisha Lee^ {Daniel G.,'' Peter,^ Benjamin,^ Jonathan,* 
Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ Nicholas^), born at Russell, Chateaugay, 
Canada, 7 March, 1829 ; residence, Del Rey, Iroquois, 111. ; 
farmer and stock-raiser. He married 7 Nov. 1850, Amelia, daugh- 
ter of Walter and Dolly (Barnes) Lockwood, born in Dunham, 
Missisquoi, Canada, 25 Nov. 1827. He resides at Onarga, 111. 

Children : 

486. i. Dana Stephen,^ b. 12 June, 1853. 

ii. Caroline Abigail, b. 24 Feb. 1858 ; m. 6 March, 1879, Wil- 
liam Talbot Conn, b. in Onarga, 111., 9 Aug. 1855. 

Children of William T. and Caroline A. (Danforth) Conn : 

1. Edith Amelia Oonn, b. 29 Jan. 1883. 

2. Flora Ethel Conn, b. 6 Nov. 1884. 

3. Bessy Conn, b. 14 July, 1887. 

4. Leon Danforth Conn, b. 11 April, 1895. 



345. 

David^ {Daniel C,'' Deter, ^ Benjamin,'' Jonathan,* Jona- 
than,^ Jonathan,^ Nicholas^), born at Herman, N. Y., 9 June, 
1830; removed to Champaign, 111., and there died 7 Sept. 1895; 
married at Liberty, Ohio, 7 Sept. 1850, Phebe Ann, daughter of 
Asa and Lydia Ann (SafFord) Gleason, born at MacKean (near 
Granville), O., 31 Dec. 1831. 

" At the age of 18 he moved with his father's family to Union co., 
Ohio, where on Sept. 7, 1850, he was united in marriage with 
Phoebe A. Gleason. Together they had traveled life's pathway 45 
years on the day of his death. To them were born four daughters. 
Minnie, the youngest, died at the age of eighteen months. Those 
living are Mrs. C. L. Meissner of Mattoon, 111., Mrs. J. S. Reed 
and Mrs. J. W. Mulliken of Champaign. In the autumn of 1866 
he located with his family in Champaign co., and in this city and 
vicinity he spent the rest ot his life. Mr. Danforth was a man loyal 
to principle and possessed of all the traits that make a worthy, use- 
ful citizen, neighbor and friend. They who knew him best, esteemed 
him most. In deeds of charity and kindness he followed the com- 
mand, "Let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth." 
In the home with his loving family was he the happiest ; to them 
was he all that the terms " husband and father " mean in the truest, 
sweetest sense. His peaceful death was a fitting end to his faithful 
life." [Local paper] . 







Mr. David Danforth. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 295 

Children : 

i. Martha Jane,^ b. 21 Oct. 1851; m. in Champaign, 15 Jan. 
1873, James S. Reed, son of Thomas Ashbury and Mary Ann 
(Sim) Reed, b. in Fredericton, O., 24 April, 1850; d. in 
Champaign, III., 17 Jnly, 1886. 

Children of James S. and Martha J. (Danforth) Reed : 

1. David Dav forth Reed, b. 8 Oct. 1877. 

2. Thomas Ashbnry Reed, b. 'Ir, May, 1880, at York, Neb. 

3. 3Ianj Ann Reed, b. 30 April, 1885, at York, Neb. 

ii. Mart Josephine, b. 8 June, 1854 ; m. 10 Sept. 1876, John 
Wallace Miilliken, son of Albert and Susan (Cook) Mulliken, 
b. in Campbelltown, N. Y., 9 March, 1849; res. Champaign, 
lU. 

Children of John W. and Mary J. (Danforth) Mulliken: 

1. Albert Danforth MuIUhen, b. in Champaign, 111., 24 

Nov. 1878; grad. High School, 1897. 

2. Phebe Lottie Mulliken, b. in Champaign, 25 Feb. 1881. 

iii. Melissa Laurentine, b. 7 May, 1857 ; m. 21 May, 1884, 
Charles L. Meissuer, son of Adolph M., b. in Oshkosh, Wis , 1 
April, 1856 ; res. York, Neb. 

Children of Charles L. and Melissa L. ( Danforth) Meissner , 

1. Josephine Augusta Meissner, b. in York, Neb., 9 May: 

1885. 

2. Charles Danforth Meissner, b. in York, Neb., 30 Oct. 

1887. 

3. Laurentine Bertha Meissner, b. in York, Neb., 23 Nov. 

1889. 

iv. Minnie Maria, b. 11 Jan. 1862 ; d. at Liberty, 0., 23 July, 1863. 

346. 

Will aed Daniel® {Daniel C.,' Peter, ^ Benjamin,^ Jonathan,* 
Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ j^icJiolas^), born 29 April, 1847; married 
15 Dec. 1875, Mahala Hannah Porter, dau. of Asa and Emily Jane 
(Sanders) Porter, born in Deerfield, Yarmouth co., N. S., 29 
March, 1849. Farmer, residence Del Rey, 111. ; he died 25 April, 
1901. 

Children : 

i. Jerry Porter,^ b. in Onarga, 111., 24 Oct. 1876. 

ii. Hatty Alice, b. in Onarga, 111., 2 Oct. 1878. 

iii. Dana Willy, b. in Ridgelaud, 111., 24 Feb. 1889. 

347. 
Bliss® {David,'' Peter, ^ Benjamin,^ Jonathan,'^ Jonathan,'' 
Jonathan,'^ Nicholas^), born at Fairfield, Vt., 2 July, 1815; re- 



296 DANTORTH GENEALOGY. 

sides West Mansfield, Ohio ; married first, 21 Jan. 1836, Mary B. 
Brown, born 18 Feb. 1819, died 1 Oct. 1869. He married second, 
27 Oct. 1870, Barbara Ann, daughter of Samuel S. and Mary A. 
(Yantiss) Roach, born 20 May, 1838. 
Children : 

i. Susan Ursula,^ b. 15 Aug. 1837 ; d. 10 Sept. 1884. 

ii. David C, b. 13 Jan. 1843 ; d. 24 July, 1849. 

iii. LoMA Louisa, b. 26 June, 1843; d. 11 Aug. 1849. 

iv. Alvin Beaman, b. 25 July, 1845 ; d. 8 Aug. 1849. 

V. George Edwin, b. 19 Oct. 1847; d. 16 Dec. 1851. 

vi. Alveretta, b. 25 Nov. 1851 ; d. 27 July, 1859. 

vii. Julia Ann, b. 6 Oct. 1854: d. 3 Aug. 1859. 

viii, Warren, b. 3 Nov. 1856; d. 11 Aug. 1859. 

ix. Clara Jane, b. 26 Aug. 1859 ; d. 7 Sept. 1885. 

xii. Frank J., b. 24 Aug. 1871, in West Mansfield, Ohio. 

xiii.MARY Ann, b. 25 May, 1874. 

348. 

Samuel* {David,'' Peter, ^ Benjamin,^ Jonathan,^ Jonathan,'^ 
Jonathan,^ Nicholas^) , born in Vermont, 21 Feb. 1817 ; died 24 
June, 1863 ; married 28 Aug. 1838, Elizabeth McDonald, born in 
Pennsylvania: died in Cass co., Mich., 10 June, 1876. In 1854 
removed to Cass co., Mich. He enlisted in August, 1861, in 7th 
Mich. Battery to serve during the war. During two years saw some 
hard fighting, but he died of prevailmg camp fever, and was buried 
at Milliken's Bend, in Madison parish, La. 
Children : 

i. Melissa Paulina,^ b. in West Mansfield, 14 June, 1842 ; m. 27 
Nov. 1862, Perry Aiken. 

Cbildren of Perry and Melissa P. ( Danf orth) Aiken : 

1. Alma Lucella Aiken, b. in Fishlake Valley, 26 April, 

1864. 

2. Clara Beatrice Aiken, b. in Fishlake Valley, Nevada, 4 

April, 1877. 

3. Charles Ernest Aiken, b. in Fishlake Valley, Nevada, 

20 July, 1880. 

4. Ora Belle Aiken, b. in Cass co., Mich., 2 June, 1882. 

ii. Alonzo, b. m West Mansfield, 15 March, 1844; d. 26 Nov. 
1863, at Cassopolis, Cass co., Mich. 

iii. Rebecca Anna, b. in West Mansfield, 22 April, 1846 ; unm. ; 
res. Elkhart, Ind. She and her brother George Walker re- 
sided on the homestead till 1884, when they removed to Elk- 
hart, Ind., where he is employed on the Lake Shore and Mich. 
Southern Railway. 

iv. Norman, b. in Ohio, 15 May, 1848 ; d. 14 July, 1849, in West 
Mansfield, 0. 





Capt. Ioseph Danforth. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 297 

V. Orrin Addison, b. in Ohio, 15 Aug. 1850 ; d. 15 Sept. 1851, at 

West Mausfield, O. 
vi. John David, b. 17 Aug. 1852 ; d. 5 Dec. 1877, at Mt. Victory, 

O. ; was a graduate of Free Baptist College, Hillsdale, Mich. 

Was a telegraph operator. When on a visit in Mt. Victory, 

0., was killed by a falling tree. 

487. vii. Philander Gordon, b. in Cass co., 25 April, 1855. 

viii. George Walker, b. in Cass co., Mich., 21 May, 1858 ; unm. ; 
res. Elkhart, lud. 

349. 

HiRAM^ (David,'' Peter,^ Benjamin,^ Jonathan,'^ Jonathan,^ 
Jonathan,^ Nicholas^), born 4 Oct. 1819; died 24 Sept. 1865; 
married 3 March, 1845, Matilda L. SafFord, died in May, 1876. 
No children. 

350. 

Jeremiah Morrow* {David,'' Peter, ^ Benjamin,^ Jonathan,* 
Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ JSFicholas^) , born 18 June, 1825; died 22 
July, 1890; residence Raymond's (Union co.), O. Married 14 
Oct. 1847, Mary Ann Smith, born in Pennsylvania, 24 March, 
1823, died 26 Dec. 1881. 

Children, born in Newton, Union co., O. : 

488. i. Thomas Corwin,^ b. 14 Sept. 1848. 

ii. Eliza Jane, b. 22 May, 1851 ; m. 1 Oct. 1873, Orrin Judson 
Wyeth, b. in Liberty, O. 
' Children of Orrin J. and Eliza J. (Danforth) Wyeth : 

1. Jesse Jeremiah Wyeth, b. at Taylor, O,, 31 Dec. 1874. 

2. Nettie Wyeth, b. 8 March, 1879. 

iii. Sarah Ann, b. in Newton, Union co., O., 27 Feb. 1855 ; m. 28 
vSept. 1882, Robert Alexander Linn, b. in Troy, 0., 12 Sept. 
1849. Resides in Raymond, O, No children. 
488a. iv. David Sargent, b. 24 Jan. 1861. 



351. 

Capt. Joseph* {Joseph,'' Josiah,^ Joseph,^ Samnel,* Jonathayi,^ 
Jonathan,^ Nicholas^), born at Tyngsboro, 19 Aug. 1805; died 
there 8 Nov. 1885 ; married 26 Nov. 1829, Delphia, daughter ot 
Ebenezer and Mary (Bancroft) Swan, of Tyngsboro. He was educa- 
ted in the public schools, and through life fond of reading; his con- 
versation was interesting and instructive. He worked a short time as 
a mason ; was engaged in the consti'uction of the dry dock in Charles- 
town Navy Yard. He operated a saw and grist and carding mill 



298 DANFOETH GENEALOGY. 

until a year or two before his death. He filled successfully many 
town offices; was representative to the state legislature, 1840-1. 
He attended a military school in early life and was captain of a com- 
pany of militia. He taught singing schools in T. and adjacent towns 
with success. In politics a Democrat, in religion a Universalist. 

To him and his two sons the Danforth Family are indebted for 
their successful efforts in beginning and continuing the series of fam- 
ily meetings, in which the work of compiling a history and genea- 
logy originated. 

Children : 

i. Lucy Taylor,^ b. 25 Oct. 1830 ; d. 14 Nov. 1869 ; m. 23 Aug. 
1854, John True Harris, b. 23 May, 1824. 

Children of John T. and Lucy T. (Danforth) Harris : 

1. Sadie Luella Harris, b. 14 Sept. 1857 ; d. 4 March, 

1859. 

2. Charles Hayward Harris, b. 3 March, 1862 ; d. 21 Aug. 

1865. 

ii. Sarah Thompson, b. 6 April, 1832; m. 28 Feb. 1871, Geo. 
Washington Burnham, b. 23 May, 1824, d. at Nashua, 29 
May, 1883. 

Child of George W. and Sarah T. (Danforth) Burnham : 
George Burnham, b. 30 Dec, 1871 ; d. 4 Oct. 1872. 

iii. Delphia Swan, b. 29 April, 1834 ; unm. 

iv. Parthenia Priscilla, b. 22 March, 1836 ; d, 22 April, 1884 ; 
m. 16 Sept. 1854, Sumner, son of John and Pollv (Prescott) 
Woodward, b. in Tyngsboro, 18 April, 1819, d. 5 June, 1893. 

Children of Sumner and Parthenia P. (Danforth) Wood- 
ward : 

1. Mary Luella Woodward, b. 17 Jan. 1856; d. 6 Aug. 

1860. 

2. Frederic Arthur Woodward, b. 31 Dec. 1857 ; d. 3 Sept. 

1872 ; m. Emma Adelia Hunter, dau. of Charles of 
Nashua. 27 Oct. 1881. 

3. Joseph Danforth Woodward, b. 22 April, 1876. 

4. Blanche Delphia Woodward, b. 24 Oct. 1877. 

V. Charles Henry, b. 7 Dec. 1838 ; a photographer ; resides in 
Tyngsboro ; res. some time in Boston ; was music teacher and 
singer, member of the Handel and Haydn Society ; the sisters 
Parthenia and Delphia were prominent singers also. 

vi. Rachel Cummings, b. 21 Jan, 1841 ; d. unm. of cancer at 
Tyngsboro, 4 April, 1882. 
489. vii. George Dexter, b. 23 Jan. 1843. 

viii. Caroline Fiducia, b. March, 1845 ; was many years a school 
teacher; m. in July, 1884, Rev. James Danforth, No. 490. 

ix. Lttella Octavia, b. 18 June, 1848 ; d. 3 Sept. 1849. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 299 



352. 

James, M.D./ (Josiah,'' Josiah," Joseph,^ Samuel,* Jonathan,^ 
Jonathan,^ JVicholas)^ born [in Tyngsboro?] 2 Sept. 1816; died 
16 April, 1833 ; resided and practised medicine at New Boston, N. 
H. ; married in Sept, 1840, Margaret Clark, born 2 Feb. 1817 ; 
died 18 Sept. 1851. 

Children : 

i. Sarah Farwell,^ b. 7 Sept. 1841 ; d. 8 Dec. 1847. 

ii. Mary Faravell, b. 22 Jan. 1843 ; d. 6 March, 1844. 

490. iu. James, b. 2 July, 1846. 

iv. Josiah, b. in June, 1851 ; d. 26 Aug. 1853. 



353. 

William Reed® (Asa,'' Josiah,^ Josep/i,^ Samuel,* Jonathan,^ 
Jonathan,* jV^icholas^), born at Norway, Me., 6 June, 1826; be- 
came a merchant; resided at N. Stratford, N. H. ; removed to Sax- 
onville, Mass. ; married first, 2 Feb. 1863, Persis Bailey, dau. of 
Charles and Persis Bailey, of N. Stratford, N. H., born 27 Sept. 
1830; she died 24 Jan. 1872. He married second, 21 Feb. 1874, 
Ellen (Tabor) May, dau. of Rev. L. H. Tabor, born 15 Oct. 1840. 
He died 12 Aug. 1895. His widow died at Groton, N. H., 17 
Sept. 1898. 

Child : 
William Reed,^ b. 29 July, 1867. 



354. 

Joseph Henry* (Asa,'' Josiah,^ Joseph,^ Samuel,* Jonathan,'* 
Jonathan,^ Nicholas^), born in Norway, Me., 8 April, 1829 ; died 
at N. Stratford, N. H., 29 Sept. 1890; married 16 Nov. 1857, 
Drusilla R. Willey, dau. of America and Mary Willey, of Frye- 
burg. Me., born 6 July, 1832. Was a very successful lumber 
dealer and merchant ; postmaster of N. Stratford 25 years. 

Children : 

491. i. Ola Hexrt,^ b. 19 June, 1858. 

ii. Harlet Hall, b. 13 May, 1864; resided at Gorham, N. H. ; 
removed to Boston (Dorchester) Mass. 

Child: 
Pauline Enearl, b. in Gorham, N. H., 15 July, 1896. 
iii. Drusilla Mat, b. 3 Nov. 1872; d. 31 Aug. 1884. 



300 DANTOETH GENEALOGY. 



355. 



Francis Augustus^ (Asa,'' Josiah,^ Josejjh,^ Samuel,' Jona- 
than,^ Jonathan,^ Nicliolas^^, born 14 April, 1833; farmer; mar- 
ried 2 Dec. 1860, Susan Adnah Tenney, dau. of Rev. Timothy 
Jackman Tenney, of Glover, Vt., a Universalist minister, and his 
wife, Izah Bacon Gibson; she was born 19 June, 1842. Residence 
Norway, Me. 

356. 

John* (Asa,''Josiah,^ Joseph,^ Samuel,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ 
Nicholas^), born 9 Dec. 1834; died at Council Bluffs, la., 5 May, 
1897; farmer; married 25 Jan. 1877, Minnie, dau. of James and 
Fanny M. Kilday, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, born in Dec. 1855. Re- 
sided some time at Woodbine, la. ; more recently at Council Bluffs. 



357. 

James* (Asa,'' Josiah,^ Joseph,^ Samuel,* Jonathan,^ Jona- 
than,^ Mcholas'), born 10 Oct. 1839; married 26 Dec. 1881, 
Mary L. Haskell, dau. of Charles H. and Laura Haskell of Nor- 
way, Me. ; she was born 27 Nov. 1841, and died 24 Jan. 1872. 

Children : 

i. Charles Haskell,^ b. 30 Nov. 1883. 

ii. Anna Laura, b. 12 May, 1888. 

ill. Sarah Adnah, b. 5 March, 1890. 

iv. Francis Asa, b. 16 Feb. 1892. 

358. 

Cyrus* {Gyrus,'' Thomas,^ Thomas,^ Samuel,* Jonathan,^ 
Jonathan,^ JSTicholas^), born 17 July, 1804; died 26 Oct. 1835: 
married Julia Kitchell. 

359. 

Thomas* (Cyrus,'' Thomas,^ Thomas,^ Samuel,* Jonathan,^ 
Jonathan,^ Nicholas^), born in Oneida, N. Y., 2 June, 1806; 
resided at New Albany, Ind., and there died 26 Feb. 1878; mar- 
ried at Corydon, Ind., 24 Dec. 1834, Adeline Leffler, daughter of 
Isaac and Margaret (Vance) Leffler, born in Middletown, Pa., 8 
March, 1815. She was living in 1898, at Springfield, Ohio. 

He was a dry goods merchant some time, but for 30 years was 
cashier of the New Albany Bank. He was long an elder and active 
member of the Presbyterian church. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 301 

Children : 

i. Harriet Adeline,^ b. 15 May, 1836 ; m. 15 Jan. 1857, Robert 
Quigley, son of David and Almena (Caldwell) King, b. at 
Tarlton, 0., 13 Aug. 1832. Res. Springfield, O. 
Children : 

1. David Ward King, b. 27 Oct. 1857 ; m. 29 Dec. 1880, 

Mary Wylie Burbank. 

2. TJwmas Danforth King, b. 20 July, 1859 ; d. 23 Dec. 

1888. 

3. Robert Leffler King, b. 24 Aug. 1863 ; m. 4 June, 1890, 

Lola M. Askam. 

4. Almena Adeline King, b. 17 Sept. 1869. 

5. Margaret Caldwell King, b. 13 Feb. 1873; d. 30 Dec. 

1886. 

ii. Mart Margaret, b. 8 July, 1838; m. 22 Dec. 1864, David 
King (brother of R. Q. King), b. 11 Sept. 1839. Res. Spring- 
field, O. He enlisted in the 2d Ohio Vol. Inf. at first call for 
Federal troops, 17 April, 1861 ; lieut. and capt. Sei'ved second 
in 94th regt. ; major and Lt.-colouel. Is a wholesale paper 
dealer. 

Children : 

1. Clarence Noble King, b. 25 Dec. 1865 ; m. in May, 

1888, Isabella Munson, 

2. Jennie Mary King, b. 2 Feb. 1876. 

iii. Thomas Leffler. 
iv. Thomas Cyrus. 
v. Charles Edward. 

vi. Anna Eliza, b. 5 April, 1853 ; d. 23 Nov. 1901 ; m. 1 Jan. 
1874, George Cyril Hall. Residence, Plainfield, N. J. 
Children of George C. and Anna E. (Danforth) Hall: 

1. Adeline Leffler Hall, b. 16 July, 1875. 

2. Cyril Spencer Hall, b. 29 Dec. 1876; d. 27 June, 1877. 

3. John Danforth Hall, b. 28 Nov. 1882 ; d. 10 Jan. 1901. 

4. Elizabeth Carse Hall, b. and d. in 1888. 

5. Margaret Belle Hall, b. 8 June, 1891. 

360. 

George* {Cyrns^'' Thomas,^ Thomas^ Samuel,* Jonathan,'^ 
Jonathan,^ Nicholas^), born at Rome, N. Y., 25 Aug. 1811 ; died 
at Atlantic, Iowa, 7 Feb. 1899; married at Friendsville, llh, in 
1833, Emily Ruth Brown, daughter of Francis and Ruth (Burn- 
ham) Brown, born in Syracuse, 19 July, 1812. Resided at Friends- 
ville and Atlantic, la. He was of tall, powerful frame and pos- 
sessed of remarkable constitution. He served in Black Hawk War 
and during several years drew pension. He lived an active and 
laborious life as farmer and merchant ; not a church member, but a 
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302 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

Children : 

i. Francis,^ b. 20 Oct. 1834 ; cl. in Aug. 1838. 
ii. Harriet, b. 1 Oct. 1837 ; d. 22 March, 1889 ; m. 26 Nov. 1860, 
Byron Lamson, 
Childi'en : 

1. Emily Eliza Lamson. 

2. Mai-y Lamson ; m. R. A. Walker. 

3. Hattie Lamson. 

4. Origen Lamson. 

5. Cyrus Danforth Lamson ; minister. Garden Grove, la. 

iii. Mart, b. 16 March, 1839 ; m. Philip Leeds ; res. Mt. Carmel, 
111. 

Children : 

1 . George Leeds. 4. William L^eeds. 

2. Edgar Leeds. 5. Harmon Leeds. 

3. Hattie Leeds ; m. — Harris, Mt. 6. Russell Leeds. 

Carmel, 111. 7. Fannie Leeds. 

iv. -Emily Ann, b. 29 Dec. 1840 ; d. in 1885. 

V. Ctkus Lafayette, b. 9 Apiil, 1842 ; m. Ella McElroy ; res. 

Cedar Gap, Mo. Served in the Civil War at Fort Donelson, 

etc. 

Children : 

1. HugJi.'^'' 3. May. 

2. Bertha. 4. Jessie. 

vi. George Brown, b. 15 Nov. 1844; m. Kate Wooster ; res. 
Whitehall, 111. Was a lieutenant in the Civil War. 
Children : 

1. ^c?a," b. 12 March, 1873 : m. Clarence Potts, and has 

son Danforth Potts, b. 12 Nov. 1896. 

2. Grace, b. 2 Sept. 1874; m. Dr. Henry Chapin. 

vii. Charlotte Ruth, b. 12 Oct. 1847 ; m. 2 .Jan. 1873, John Wes- 
ley, son of — and Elizabeth (Longwell) Winslow ; he d. 1 Jan. 
1888. 

viii. James William, b. in 1848; nnm. ; res. Jacksonville, 111. 

ix. Ella Frances, b. 27 June, 1850; d. in May, 1851. 



361. 

Franklin* {Oyrus,"^ Thomas,^ Tho^nas,'' 8amuel,* Jonathan,^ 
Jonathan,^ Nicholas^ ) , born at Rome, N.Y., 12 Aug. 1817 ; resided 
at Friendsville, 111. ; married first, Catherine Williams, born 4 Aug. 
1827 ; died 30 Jan. 1854. He married second, Nancy (McLean) 
Mcintosh. He married third, Mary (Dale) Stack. 

Children : 

i. Julia Ann,^ b. 12 Aug. 1848 ; m. Wilkinson. 




Dr. Elijah Higby Danforth. 



DANTORTH GENEALOGY. 303 

ii. Isabel, b. 9 March, 1851. 

iii. Thomas, b. 2G June, 1853. 

iv. Mary Elizabeth, b. 11 July, 1857 ; d. 25 May, 1876. 

V. Florence Jane, b. 4 Nov. 18G1. 

vi. Sarah Catherine, b. 8 March, 1864. 

vii. Franklin Cyrus, b. 8 July, 1870, 

362. 

LoRiNG^ {Thomas,'' Thomas,^ Thomas,^ SamueL* Jonathan,^ 
Jonathan,^ Mcholas'), hovn 5 April, 1813; d. 11 Oct. 1869; 
married Louisa Mills. 
Children : 
i. Mary.9 
ii. Louisa. 
iii. John Williston; lives in Buffalo, N. Y. 

363. 

Elijah Higby* {Thomas,'' Thomas,^ Thomxis,^ Samuel,* Jona- 
than,^ JonatJian,^ Nicholas^), born in Pompey (now Lafayette), 
N. Y., 12 March, 1817 ; died 1 July, 1894. Married first, 8 April, 
1843, Rhoda Hobart, daughter of Samuel and Rhoda Hobart, of 
Homer, N. Y. He married second, Volina Hobart, born 2 Feb. 
1824. When he was a year old his parents removed to Busti, 
N.Y., and settled on a farm. He was educated at the Jamestown 
Academy, Allegheny College, and Meadville, Pa. Became a den- 
tist ; practised at Panama, at Warren, and at Jamestown for thirty- 
six years. Was a ruling elder in Presbyterian church ; specially 
identified with anti-slavery and temperance movements, and an 
ardent worker in the Prohibitionist party. 

Children : 

i. Charles Williston,' b. in Eagle, N. Y., 31 Jan. 1844. 

ii. Rachel Hobart. b. in Busti, N. Y,, 8 Feb. 1846 : m. Dr. Sam- 
uel P. Hedges, of Chicago. 

iii. Sarah Lucretia, b. 24 Sept. 1847; d, 19 Sept. 1853. 

iv. Lavixia Rhoda, b. 18 Jan. 1851 ; m. 2 May, 1871, Rev. Le- 
land M. Gilleland, Presbyterian minister ; pastor at Buena 
Park, Chicago, 111., at time of his death in April, 1891 ; she d. 
15 May, 1891. 

T. Thomas Higbt, b. in Warren, Pa., 14 Nov. 1853 ; d. 18 Aug. 
1870. 

vi. Rhoda Lucretia, b. in Jamestown, N. Y., 20 March, 1858, d. 
28 Aug. 1858. 

vii. Mary Lemon, b. in Jamestown, 27 July, 1860. 

viii. George Flavel, b. in Jamestown, 16 Nov. 1867 ; grad. Au- 
burn Theological School; pastor Presb. church of Hornells- 
ville, N. Y., 1893 ; president College of Montana at Deer Lodge, 
Mont., 1894. 



304 DANFORTH GENEALOGY, 



364. 

Thomas® {Thomas,'' Thomas,^ TJiomas,^ Samuel,'^ Jonathan,^ 
Jonathan,^ Nicholas^'), born in Busti, N. Y., 24 Feb. 1819 ; died 
11 Nov. 1881 ; married in Lafayette, N. Y., 20 June, 1844, Lucy 
Baker, daughter of Sydenham and Sally (Hayden) Baker, of Ches- 
terfield, Mass., born 28 Oct. 1815, died 24 July, 1888. 

Children : 

i. Lavinia Sabina,^ b. 15 Aug. 1845 ; m. in Dec. 1869, John H. 
Northway, b. in Lafayette, N. Y. 

Children of John H. and Lavinia S. (Danforth) Northway : 

1. Hubert Danforth Northway, b. in Sept. 1872. 

2. Ella Lucretia Northway, b. in Sept. 1876, 

ii. David Orton, b. 17 Aug. 1847 ; d. 4 Aug. 1865. 
iii. Ellen Rosixa, b. 2 Sept. 1849 ; d. 2 March, 1887 ; m. in May, 
1869, Elmer F. Keeler, of Syracuse. 

Childi-en of Elmer F. and Ellen R. (Danforth) Keeler : 

1. Flora Emma Keeler, b. 24 Nov. 1872. 

2. Charles Danforth Keeler, b, 1 Aug. 1874. 

3. Caroline May Keeler, b. 19 May, 1877. 

492. iv. Theodore Thomas, b. 30 July, 1855. 

365. 

Flavel® {Thomas,'' Thomas,^ Thomas,^ Samuel,* Jonathan,'^ 
Jonathan,^ Nicholas^), born 22 Feb. 1821; married first, Harriet 
Parsons. He married second, Emma Linsley. Residence, Spring- 
field, O. 

366. 

WiLLiSTON® {Thomas,'' Thomas,^ Thomas,^ Samuel,* Jona- 
than,^ Jonathan,^ Nicholas^^, born 7 Sept. 1823; died 23 Jan. 
1843 ; married Harriet Plumb. 

367. 

Joel® {Thomas,'' Thomas,'^ Thomas,^ Samuel,* Jonathan,^ 
Jonathan,^ Nicholas^), born at Busti, N. Y., 23 Feb. 1829 ; died 
at Warren, Pa., 26 May, 1892 ; married at Warren, Pa., in May, 
1860, Margaret Jane, daughter of William and Jane (McConnell) 
Thomas, born at Schenectady, N. Y., 23 March, 1833 (living in 
1901). He was a dentist. 
Children : 

i. Lavinia Jane,^ b. in Warren, Pa., 20 Sept. 1861 ; d. 20 April, 
1876. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 305 

492a. ii. ITenry Joel, b. in Jamestown, N. Y., 27 July, 1865, 
iii. John Lorincj, b. in Jamestown, N. Y., 13 Dec. 18G8. 
iv. Joseph Thomas, b. in Randolph, N. Y., 12 July, 1871 ; D.D.S. 
succeeding his father. 

368. 

Levi Bo%\TEN® {Joel,'' Thomas,^ Tho^nas,^ Scwncel,* Jonathan,^ 
Jonathan,^ Nicholas'), born 13 May, 1820; died 31 May, 1874; 
married Charlotte Royce. Residence, Union City, Mich. 
Children : 

i. Sidney M.^ 

ii. Mary Antoinette,'' m. Rev. Van Auken. 

iii. George, res. Union City, Mich. 

iv. E.MILY. 

V. Jane E., m. Robert Williams. 

vi. Edwin Hall. 

vii. Celia. 

viii. Jeanette. 

ix. Mary Louisa. 

X. Celia. 

xi. Frederick Bowen. 

xii. Frances Ellen. 

369. 

Halsey JOEL^ {Joel,'' Thomas,^ Thomas,^ Samuel,* Jonathan,'' 
Jonathan,"^ Nicholas'), born 28 Aug. 1828 ; died in Passaic, N. 
J., 18 July, 1896; married 26 May, 1853, Harriet M., daughter 
of John Gott of Ogden, N. Y., born in Ogden, N. Y., 3 April, 
1827; died 17 Dec. 1889, in N. Y. City; buried in Spencerport, 
(Ogden) N. Y. He once lived in Spencerport (Ogden), N. Y., 
and was principal of the school there. For many years res. in N. 
Y. City; afterwards at Passaic, N. J., till his death. 

Children : 

i. Ella Louisa,^ b. 19 Feb. 1857 ; m. 2 Dec. 1881, R. Pilbeamof 
N.Y. 

Children of R. and Ella L. (Danforth) PHbeam : 

1. Florence Pllbeam, b. about 1882. 

2. Bert Pilbeam, b. about 1884. 

ii. Minnie F., b. 26 Sept. 1860 ; d. 23 Feb. 1881. 
iii. Halsey, b. in 1871 ; d. 26 Aug. 1872. 

370. 

Justin' {Thomas Paine,'' Jonathan,^ Thomas," Samuel,* Jona- 
than,^ Jonathan,^ Nicholas') , born near Albany, N. Y., 14 July, 



306 DANFOETH GENEALOGY. 

1805; died in Ovid, Mich., 1 Sept. 1875; married in Rutledge, 
N. Y., 17 Nov. 1830, Delia Beals, born 28 Nov. 1809, died at 
Ovid, Mich., 31 July, 1892. 
Children : 

493. i. AsAHEL Beach,® b. in Eutledge, 30 Sept. 1831. 

ii. Harriet Sedate, b. in Columbus, Pa., 2 June, 1834; m. Ed- 
ward S. Leonard, M.D, She went with her father to visit her 
grandfather Mr. Thomas Paine Danf orth, in her early childhood, 
and always remembered the cordial greeting they received. 
Children of Edward S. and Harriet S. (Danf orth) Leonard: 
1. Dfloise E. Leonard, b. 30 Sept. 1860 ; m. Luella Stock- 
ton. 

Children of Deloise E. and Luella (Stockton) Leo- 
nard: 

(1) Hazel Leonard, b. in Bel ding, 11 June, 

1891. 

(2) Vera Leonard, b. in Corunna, 27 Dec. 

1893. 

(3) Edgar M. Leonard, b. Owosee, 7 July, 

1896. 

494. iii. Van Ness George, b. in Columbus, Pa., 12 Sept. 1836. 

495. iv. WiLLARD Johnson, b. in Columbus, Pa., 22 May, 1841. 

371. 

VoLNEY^ {Thomas Paine,'' Jonathan^^ Thomas,^ Samuel,* 
Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ JVicholas^), born 5 March, 1811; died 14 
Feb. 1880; of Middleburgh ; a physician, and a democrat; mar- 
ried 4 Oct. 1842, Caroline Bouck, 2 Sept. 1822. 

Children : 

i. Anna,8 b. 7 Oct, 1843 ; m. 30 July, 1861, E. H. Dunham. 

ii. Thomas Paine, b, 26 Sept. 1846 ; d. 20 April, 1850. 

iii. Sarah Donelly, b, 15 June, 1851; m. 3 May, 1871, Truman 

C. Hoag. 

iv. Catharine Saavyer, b. 4 Sept. 1854; m. [Whitacre?]. 

V. Emilia, b. 4 July, 1857 ; m. [Whitacre?]. 

vi. James H. Armsby, b. 7 Jan. 1860; d. 9 July, 1861. 

372. 

David Becker* (Thomas Paine,'' Jonathan,^ Thomas,^ Sam- 
muel,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,'^ Nicholas^), born in 1814; married 
Angeline Borst, of Middleburgh, N. Y. ; died before 1864. 

Children : 

i. Ella.« 

ii. Catharine. 

iii. Harriet, m. Clarence Joslyn, of Oneida, N. Y. 

iv. Angeline, m. Herbert Joslyn, of Oneida, N. Y. 




Hon. Peter Swart Danforth. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 307 

373. 

Hon. Peter Savart® (Georga,'' Jonathan,^ Thomas,^ Samuel,* 
Jonatlian,^ Jonathdn,^ J^ichohis^), born 19 June, 1816; died 18 
July, 1892; married 10 Oct. 18;U), Aurelia Lintner, only daughter 
of Rev. Dr. George A. and Maria (Wagner) Lintner, of Schoharie, 
born 17 Feb. 1820, died 1 March, 1891. They celebrated their 
golden wedding in 1889. Residence, Middleburgh, Scoharie co. 
Mr. Danforth was president of the family meeting in lioston in 1882. 

He was district attorney of his native county some time ; was 
elected state senator in 1853, and served with distinction. In 1872 
he was appointed one of the justices of the Supreme Court of New 
York, a position which he filled acceptably. 

Children : 

495a. i. George Lintner,^ b. 19 July, 1844. 

ii. Cornelia Swart, b. 17 April, 1846; m. 18 May, 1870, Isaac 
Wards Ferris, M.D., son of Chancellor Isaac Ferris ; he d. 
25 Dec. 1900. Residence, Mt. Vernon, N. Y. 
Children of Isaac W. and Cornelia S. Ferris : 

1. 3Iai-y Danforth Ferris, b. 1 Dec. 1871. 

2. Cornelia Warde Ferns, b. 26 Dec. 1873. 

iii. Mary Campbell, b. 11 April, 1848 ; d. 7 March, 1849. 
495i. iv. Elliot, b. 6 March, 1850. 

374. 

Gen. George Erskine* {George,'' Jonathan,^ Thomas,^ Sam- 
uel,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ Nicholas^), born at Middleburgh, 
N. Y., 5 July, 1818 ; married m 1852, Catharine Bouck, daughter 
of Governor Bouck. Educated at Union College ; studied law ; went 
into mercantile businers and tanning. Col. of 40th Reg. and Gen. 
commanding 18th brigade of N. Y. in 1861, commissioned by the 
governor of New York to raise a regiment ; and he delivered the 
76th Regiment to the government at Arlington Heights; in 1862 
organized the 134th Regiment. 

Children : 

i. William C. Bouck.^ 
ii. Charles. 

375. 

JoHN^ {John,' Jolin,^ John," Samuel,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,'^ 
Mcholas'), born in Lynnfield, Mass., 20 Nov. 1814; died 1 Nov. 
1880; married 2 May, 1839, Sarah Hawkes Perkins, born 3 Aug. 
1820, died 1 Nov. 1899, at Lynnfield Centre. 



308 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

His farm was one of the largest and best in that agricultural town 
(Lynnfield ) . He was railroad station agent during nearly 25 years, 
and for more than that time selectman, assessor and overseer of the 
poor, his account being kept with great exactness. He represented 
the town in the Legislature ; was one of the trustees of the Essex 
County Agricultural Society. In religion a Universalist ; in poli- 
tics a Republican ; he was a most valuable and valued citizen. He 
was interred in Forest Hills Cemetery, his funeral services largely 
attended, and obituary notices, both in prose and verse, printed in the 
local newspapers attest the high regard in which he was held. 

Children : 

i. John Morton,^ b. 1 Jan. 1840; m. 7 June, 186G, Emily 

Augusta Burditt, of Wakefield, b. 16 May, 1842. Resides in 

Wakefield. 
ii. George Forrest, b, 16 May, 1841 ; m. 5 June, 1872, Caroline 

Elizabeth Atwood, b. 1 June, 1848.; no children, 
iii. Sarah Ellen, b. 4 Oct. 1843; m. Albert Richardson Bryant; 

no children, 
iv. Mary Taylor, b. 25 Nov. 1845; m. 24 Oct. 1866, Samuel 

Augustus Clough, who was b. 18 June, 1838. 
Children of Samuel A. and Mary T. (Danforth) Clough : 

1. Eleanor Danforth Clough, h. 17 Sept. 1867. 

2. Gyms Putnam Clough, b. 22 July, 1870. 

3. Ernest Allen Clough, b. 26 April, 1873. 

4. Mary Eliza Clough, b. 18 July, 1879. 

5. Leslie Clough, b. 17 April, 1881. 
495c. V. Charles Henry, b. 1 April, 1850. 

vi. Hannah Bancroft, b. 28 July, 1854; teacher in Lynnfield. 

376. 

Dr. Nathaniel Bancroft* {John,'' John,^ John,^ Samuel,* 
JoiKdhan,^ Jonathan,^ Nicholas^), born 24 Sept. 1821; resided 
at Salem; married in Sept. 1845, Louisa Martin; died 30 June, 
1864. 

377. 

Henry* {John,'' John,^ John,^ Samuel,* Jonathan,'^ Jona- 
than,^ JSficholas' ), horn 7 Aug. 1824; married 8 Jan. 1879, Mary 
Ann Lawlor, born 1839. 

378. 

Joseph* {Joseph,'' Joshua,^ Joshua,' Samuel,* Jonathan,^ 
Jonathan,^ Nicholas^), born in Danvers, 14 April, 1813 ; married 
5 April, 1842, Phebe W., daughter of John Russell, born in 1806, 
died 21 March, 1875. No children. 



DAKFORTH GENEALOGY. 309 



379. 



Aaron Flint^ (Joseph,'' Joshua,^ Joshua,^ Samuel,* Jona- 
than,^ Jonathan,'^ JSTicholas^), born at Danvers, 3 May, 1817; 
died 17 Feb. 1894; married first, 5 March, 1843, Hannah Page 
Stanley. He married second, 17 Nov. 1855, Susan Brown, born 
in Warren, N. H., in 1826 ; died 7 July, 1874. He was a farmer ; 
resided at West Peabody. 

Children : 

i. Caroline Page,» b. 7 Oct. 1844; d. 12 May, 1880, at Cedar 
Rapids, Iowa, 
496. ii. Aaron Porter, b. 23 Nov. 1847. 

iii. Mary Louise, b. in Danvers, 25 Sejit. 1860. 
496a. iv. Benjamin Perry, b. in Nashua, 15 Feb. 1863. 

V. Jennie Herrick, b. 10 Feb. 1867; m. 18 Sept. 1893, James 
Edmund Shaw, of Danvers. 

CMldren : 

1. Eldridge Lester Shaw, b. 18 Sept. 1895. 

2. Jesse Danforth Shaw, b. 25 March, 1898. 

3. George Edmund Shaw, b. 21 Nov. 1899. 



380. 

George Augustus* {Josejih'' Joshua,^ Joshua,^ Samuel,* 
Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ Nicholas"^, born at Danvers, 7 March, 
1829 ; served in Union army ; died in Southern prison at Anderson- 
ville, Ga., 17 Aug. 1864; married 25 Nov. 1852, Catharine 
Donovan. 

Children : 

i. Hannah Bransville,^ b. in Middleton, 19 March, and d. 19 
May, 1859. 

497. ii. Joseph Augustus, b. 8 July, 1855. 

iii. Lydia Flint, b. 17 March, 1857 ; d. 21 March, 1859. 

498. iv. George Edwin, b. 3 March, 1859. 

V. Hannah Flint, b. 7 Oct. 1860 ; m. 5 Nov. 1879, EH E. Richard- 
son, son of Solomon and Mary E. (Styles) Richardson. 



381. 

Joshua® (John,'' Joshua,^ Joshua,^ Samuel,* Jonathan,'^ 
Jonathan,'^ Nicholas^) ,hoxYi 1 Aprd, 1836 ; married 18 Jan. 1860, 
Lucy, daughter of Abram and Kebecca Gifford, born in 1841. 

Child : 

Jason Lincoln,^ b. 28 Nov. 1860 ; d. 9 AprU, 1865, m Saugus. 



310 DANFOETH GENEALOGY. 

382. 

Stephen Atwood* (^Jolin,'' Joshua,^ Joshua,^ Samuel,* Jona- 
than,^ Jonathan,^ Nicholas^), horn 5 March, 1838; married 21 
Nov. 1861, Ellen Maria, daughter of Samuel and Lois (Grover) 
Burrill, born in Maiden. 

Children : 

i. Stephen Otis,« b. in Saugus 23 Dec. 1862 ; d. 26 Oct. 1864. 
ii. Eliza Ellen, b. in N. Chelsea 14 Jan. 1866. 
iii. Matnard Loring, b. in N. Chelsea 17 Dec. 1868. 
iv. Clara Augusta, b. in Revere 26 Oct. 1871. 
V. Stephen Lyman, b. in Saugus 27 July, 1875; d. in Saugus 21 
May, 1880. 

383. 

Hawes Atwood^ i^Jolin,'' Joshua,^ Joshua,^ Samuel,* Jona- 
than,^ Jonathan,^ Nicholas^) , born 13 April, 1840; married 17 
July, 1864, Nancy Sophia, daughter of William and Sophia (Copp) 
Mansfield, born in Saugus in 1837. 

Children : 

i. Cora Ma^ b. 14 Sept. 1865. 

ii. William, b. in 1867. 

iii. Charles H., b. 24 Feb. 1869 ; d. 25 Jan. 1876. 

384. 

John Mussey® (^Benjamin,'' Benjamin,^ Joshua,^ Samuel,* 
Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ Nicholas^) , horn in Salem, 15 March, 1826 ; 
died 17 May, 1860 ; married 8 Feb. 1849, Elizabeth Heaton, born 
31 Nov. 1831. "Cordwainer." No children. 



385. 

Stillman Akers^ (^Benjamin,'' Benjamin,^ Joshua,^ Samuel,* 
Jonathan,'^ Jonathan,^ JSTicholas^), born in Westbrook, Me., 7 
March, 1828; "cordwainer"; married 18 Feb. 1849, Margaret Ann 
Plummer, daughter of Moses Plummer, of Raymond, Me., born in 
Raymond, Me., 20 Feb. 1829. 

Children : 

i. Moses P.,^ b. in Charlestown, Mass., 11 May, 1850; d. in Chi- 
cago, 111., 10 June, 1874. 

ii. George W., b. in Raymond, Me., 18 June, 1852. 

iii. MARy E., b. in Raymond, Me., 25 Oct. 1854. 

iv. Lydia A., b. in Raymond, Me., 7 Nov. 1856; m. 6 Nov. 1883, 
Fred L. Brewer. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 311 

V. Charles M., b. in Raymond, Me., 13 April, 18G0; cl. in Ray- 
mond, Me., 5 Feb. 18()2. 
vi. AuRELiA B., b. in Raymond, Me., 2 March, 1863. 
vii. Ella M., b. in Boston, Mass., 3 May, 18GG. 

386. 

Benjamin Lafayette® (^Benjamin,'' Benjamin,'^ Joshiia,^ Sam- 
uel,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ Nicholas^), born 29 Sept. 1830 in 
Portland, Me. ; married 11 Nov. 1855, Lavinia Gould, daughter of 
Henry and Deborah (Gould) Leach, born at Raymond, Me., 8 
April, 1834. No children. 

387. 

Amos Blanchard® {Benjamin,'' Benjamin,^ Joshua,^ Samuel,* 
Jonathan,^ Jonathan,' JSficholas^ ) , born at Cape Elizabeth, Me., 
26 July, 1833; died 15 March, 1863; married 1 Jan. 1855, Sarah 
A. Carlin, daughter of John Carlin, born in St. John, N. B., in 
1835. 

Child : 

Sarah,^ b. in Feb. 1861. 

388. 

Stephen Bro^vn® (Benjamin,'' Benjamin,'^ Joshua,^ Samuel,* 
Jonathan,'^ Jonathan,^ Nicholas^ ), horn in Lynn, Mass., 14 Sept. 
1840; married in Aug. 1865, Harriet Wilson; res. Chicago, 111. 
(Marder, Luce & Co.) 

389. 

Joshua Noble^ {Samuel A.,^ Joshua,^ Jonathan," Samuel,* 
Jonathayi,^ Zonathan,^ Nicholas^), born in Roxbury 31 Aug. 
1845 ; died in Boston, 7 April, 1882 ; married 31 Dec. 1867, Char- 
lotte Ehzabeth Ellis, daughter of Jabez Lewis and Olive Maria 
(Bacon) Ellis, of New York. He served in the Civil war ; was 
commissioned lieutenant in the regular army at its close ; was sta- 
tioned with the 2d U. S. Infantry at Lexington, Ky. 

390. 

Cornelius Driscoll® {Samuel A.,'' Joshua,^ Jonathan,' Sam- 
uel,* Jonathan,'' Jonathan,"" Mcholas'), born 20 Sept. 1847 ; mar- 
ried 2 July, 1877, Ella Frances, daughter of Dr. Mark and Mary 
E. Stephenson, of New York, born 24 Feb. 1852. Residence, 
Yonkers, N. Y. As a youth he went to sea, making five long voy- 



312 DANFOETH GENEALOGY. 

ao-es, — twice around the world in the clipper ship Black Hawk, 
visiting California, Sandwich Islands, China, Siam, St. Helena, etc., 
becoming second mate of the ship. Then spent four years at Mau- 
ritius, part of the time connected with the British Govt. Observa- 
tory. Returning home was a Lieutenant in the U. S. Navy, resign- 
ino" after some Revenue Cutter service. 
Children : 

i. Frank Stephenson,® b. in Boston 12 Dec. 1881. 
ii. Cordelia Mat, b. in Boston 16 Dec. 1886. 

391. 

Douglas Abeaham* {David Johnson,'' Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ 
Samuel,* Jonathan,"^ Jonathan,^ Nicholas^), born 9 Nov. 1812; 
died 26 March, 1873 ; married 20 July, 1853, by Rev. Worthing- 
ton Smith, D.D., Annie Leffingwell Noble, of Burlington, Vt., 
born 23 Dec. 1832. 

Children, all but the last child born at Burlington, Vt. : 

i. Annie Bouton,^ b. 6 July, 1854. 

ii. William Noble, b. 19 Sept. 1856 ; m. 7 May, 1883, Clara, dau. 
of Lewis Davis, of St. Elmo, Col. 

Child of William N. and Clara (Davis) Danforth : 

Douglas Lewis Danforth, b. 24 Sept. 1884. P. 0. address^ 
Romley, Chaffee cc. Col. 

iii. Mart, b. 17 Feb. 1859 ; d. 8 AprU, 1860. 

iv. Helen White, b. 30 March, 1861. 

V. Louisa Leffingwell, b. 15 Dec. 1864. 

vi. Margaret Douglas, b. at Hyde Park, HI., 31 Jan. 1871. 

392. 

Geoege^ {David Johnson,'' Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ Samuel^* 
Jonathan,^ Jonathan,"^ Nicholas^), born 24 May, 1816; died 1 
April, 1850 ; married 25 Dec. 1845, Eliza Rowell, born 4 April, 
1819, died 11 Jan. 1879. 

Child : 

Martha Juliet,'' b. 30 Jan. 1848. 

393. 

William* {David Johnson,'' Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ Samuel,* 
Jonathan,"^ Jonathan,^ JSTicholas^), born 30 May, 1818; died 1 
May, 1850; married 8 Jan. 1850, Aurora H., daughter of Thomas 
and Amanda (Gates) Hulett, of Wallingford, Vt. 

Merchant at Troy, N. Y. 




Mr. Henry Danforth. 



DANTORTH GENEALOGY. 313 

394. 

Henry® {Jonathan R.,'' Jonathan^" Jonathan,^ Samuel,* Jon- 
athan,^ Jonathan,^ Nicliolas^), born" at St. Albans, Vt., 2G Feb. 
1823; died in Washington, 111., 10 Sept. 1900; married 12 Jan. 
1845, Abigail Hathaway, of Swanton, Vt., born 7 May, 1819. 
He was a farmer; removed to Deer Creek and later to Washington, 
111. A man of fine qualities of mind and heart, highly esteemed and 
remembered with great respect. We are happy to present a portrait 
of his attractive, manly face. Mrs. Danforth is still active in body 
and mind (1902), making her home with her youngest son. 

Children : 

i. Jonathan Reed,^ b. in Georgia, Vt., 19 Jan. 1847 ; d. at Deer 
Creek, 7 May, 1863. 

500. ii. Henry Porter, b. at Deer Creek, 111., 24 Dec. 1849. 

501. ill. Byron Walker, b. at Deer Creek, 23 Jan. 1852. 

502. iv. Lewis Judd, b. at Deer Creek, 13 Sept. 1858. 

503. V. James Austin, b. at Deer Creek, 23 April, 1861. 

vi. Mary Amanda, b. 7 Sept. 1863, at Deer Creek ; m. Charles C. 
Holland, 2 Nov. 1881 ; res. Washington, 111. 

Children of Charles C. and Mary A. ( Danforth) Holland : 

1. Arthur G. Holland, b. 30 Oct. 1882. 

2. Minnie Danforth Holland, b. 20 Dec. 1884. 

3. Walter Austin Holland, b. 6 Dec. 1890. 

4. Lawson Judd Holland, b. 16 Jan. 1897. 

5. George Holland, b. 14 Oct. 1898. 

395. 

James Henry* {^Henry Keyes,'' Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ Sam- 
uel,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ Nicholas^) born in Skaneateles, N. 
Y., 15 Feb. 1826; married 19 Aug. 1849, Rachel Fetters, of 
Lewiston, N. Y. 
Children : 

i. Hester Ann,® b. and d, 15 June, 1850. 

ii. Charles Scott, b. 30 Oct. 1864 ; d. 21 Jidy, 1891. 

iii. Alberta Cornelia, b. 26 March, 1872. 

396. 

Nelson* ( William,'' Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ Samuel,* Jona- 
than,^ Jonathan,^ Nicholas^), born at St. Albans, Vt., 16 April, 
1823; died at Neenah, Wis., 3 Feb. 1881; married Emeline J. 
Wilcox, born at Gaines, N. Y., 22 Dec. 1827. She resides at 
Lake Forest, 111. 

Chdd: 

William E.,® b. 30 April, 1868 ; studying for the ministry. 



314 DANTORTH GENEALOGY. 



397. 



EoDERiCK Foster^ (Gharles,'' Keyes,^ Jonathan^^ Samuel,* 
Jonathan,^ Jonathan," Nicholas^), born in Leroy, N. Y., 9 Oct. 
1835; died in Washington, D. C, 16 Feb. 1891; married 27 
April, 1857, at Cincinnati, O., Marietta Levanchia Ward, daugh- 
ter of Elias and Henrietta (Davis) Ward, born in Bergen, N. Y., 
18 Feb. 1836; died at Washington, D. C, 15 Aug. 1889. 

He resided at Washington, D. C. ; was inventor and manu- 
facturer on an extensive scale of the well known " Danforth burning 
fluid" and the peculiar apparatus for using it. 

Children : 

504. i. Charles Ward,' b. 30 April, 1859. 

505. li. Montgomery Elias, b, 16 Oct. 1861. 

506. iii. Roderick Foster, b. 12 May, 1863. 

507. iv. John Bartense, b. 29 May, 1865. 

398. 

Bushnell* {Keyes,'' Keyes,^ Jonathan,^ Samuel,* Jonathan,'^ 
Jonathan," Nicholas^), born at Williamstown, 19 Nov. 1854; 
graduated from Williams College 1878 ; traveled in Europe in 
1878 ; took charge of cotton mills from 1878 to 1883 ; in partner- 
ship with Charles H. Mather in Williamstown ; representative to 
the Legislature in 1885; Postmaster from 1885 to 1890; now in 
Terra Cotta Works. Married 5 Oct. 1880, Catharine M. Mather. 

Child : 

Anna Lyon,^ b, 6 June, 1883. 

399. 

Timothy S.® {Timothy,'' David, ^ David, ^ Jacob,* Jonathan,' 
Jonathan," Nicholas'), born in Milford, N. H., 26 May, 1799; 
died 18 Sept. 1859 ; married in June, 1827, Mary Taylor, of Mil- 
ford. 

Children : 

i. Harriet,^ b. in 1828 ; d. 12 June, 1829. 

ii. Mary, m. Marshall H. Farusworth ; res. Cleveland, 

Child of Marshall H. and Mary (Danforth) Farnsworth : 
Henry Marshall Farnsworth, b. 4 Sept. 1861. 
iii. Margaret, m. Geo. E. Richardson ; res. Nashua. 

Child of Geo. E. and Margaret A. (Danforth) Richardson: 
Bertie Danforth Richardson, b. 22 April, 1868. 
507a. iv. Jesse C, b, in 1834. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 315 



400. 

William Nevins* {Timothy,'' David,^ David," Jacob,* Jona- 
than,^ Jonathan,^ Nicholas^), born at Milford, N. H., 13 July, 
1802; died at Amherst, N. H., 2 March, 1849; married 25 July, 
1831, Lucy Wiley; resided sometime at Reading, Mass. 

Children : 

i. Jenny A.,^ b. in Amherst, 4 Nov. 1839 ; d. unm. in Reading 7 
Aug. 1882. 

508. ii. Alfred W., b. in Amherst in 1844. 

509. iii. Frank W., b. in Amherst in 1847. 



401. 

Joel Crosby^ {Timothij,'' David,^ David,^ Jacob,* Jonathan,^ 
Jonathan,^ MchoJas^), born in Milford, N. H., 14 June, 1809; 
died Monday, 17 Sept. 1882 ; removed in childhood with his parents 
to Amherst; till 21 worked on his father's farm, and learned whip- 
making, which his father established in Amherst Plain in 1827. 
He married 29 June, 1830, Betsey P. Andrews, daughter of Abra- 
ham and Mary C. Andrews, of Hillsboro, born 10 July, 1808, died 
in Oct. 1890. In 1831 went to Concord, N. H., established whip 
manufacture in connection with Mr. Batchelder, and continued over 
30 years. 

Commanded Concord Light Infantry, a somewhat noted com- 
pany, and so was called Captain through life. 

In 1841-1842 represented Concord in State Legislature. 

From early days interested in the cause of temperance, he never 
in his life drank a glass of intoxicating liquor, but was an earnest 
worker ; held various offices in temperance organizations ; was at 
time of his death a member of Grand Encampment of Sons of 
Temperance. 

Early interested in religion ; an able discourse by Kev. Thomas 
Whittemore at Merrimack in 1828 brought conviction to his mind 
and he was one of the founders and a cordial supporter of the Uni- 
versalist church in Concord, serving for many years as warden of 
the society, deacon of the church, and superintendent of the Sun- 
day School. He died as he had lived, honored and beloved. His 
wife's death followed his by just one month. 

Children : 

510. i. Charles Carroll,^ b. in April, 1831. 

ii. Henry J., b. 4 July, 1833 ; d. 28 May, 1834. 
iii. Elizabeth A., b. 13 Aug. 1845 ; m. George F. Underhill, of 
Concord. 



316 DANTORTH GENEALOGY. 



401rt. 



Charles PiNCKNEY^ (Timothy,'' David,^ David,^ Jacoh,* Jona- 
than,^ Jonathan,^ Nicholas^), born in Milford, N. H., 16 Sept. 
1812 ; died in Nashua 19 Oct. 1893 ; married 15 Sept. 1840, Nancy 
H. Pierce of Nashua, born 8 June, 1817. In 1813 his parents 
removed to Amherst ; he lived on a farm until 15 years of age, and 
then began to work with his father in the manufacture of whips. 
In 1836 established in that business in Nashua and so continued 
until 1839, when he became owner and editor of the Nashua Ga- 
zette; during his management its influence and circulation was 
greatly increased. In 1845 was appointed postmaster of Nashua. 
In 1849 he joined with Dane and Parker in the tailoring business. 
In 1855 was appointed High Sheriff of Hillsboro co. ; in 1865 be- 
gan the manufacture of suspenders, doing an extensive and success- 
ful business. He was an influential member of the Democratic 
party until 1855, when the repeal of the Missouri Compromise 
caused him to join the Republican party, in which he continued an 
ardent and eflScient member until his death. 

During more than 53 years a constant attendant at the Univer- 
salist church, he was superintendent of its Sunday School from 1836 
to 1851. He served in the city as an alderman, and was a member 
of the State Legislature in 1874-1875. In later years he contrib- 
uted to a local journal an extremely interesting series of articles, 
entitled " Sixty-Six Years Political and Personal Reminiscences." 

He was the first president of the Danforth Family Association 
and ably conducted its first three meetings. At the fourth meeting 
(Boston, 1882) he declined re-election, receiving a unanimous vote 
of thanks for his long-continued, valuable services. His death, 
which occurred in Nashua in Oct. 1893, was felt as a serious loss to 
his family, to the Association, and to the community in which he 
lived. 

Mrs. Danforth was a near relative of President Franklin Pierce. 

Children : 

511. i. Charles Blanchard,^ b. in Nashua, N. H., 30 May, 1841. 
ii. Frank Pierce, b. 5 March, 1846 ; d. in Dec. 1860. 
iii. Abby Hutchins, b. 2 Dec. 1853; d. 7 Oct. 1872. 

402. 

Benjamin Franklin® {Benjamin Pierce,'' David,^ David,^ 
Jacob,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ JVicholas^), born 9 July, 1813; 
died at Boston 1 Feb. 1864; married first, 30 Aug. 1835,"Mary E. 
Teehan. He married second, Rachel A. Kendricks, born in Am- 
herst in 1828 ; she died 15 July, 1879. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 317 



Child : 



Mart Sophia,® b. 9 June, 1836 ; m, "Wm. W., son of Joseph 
and Harriet Vaughn, b. in Woodstock, Vt., in 1832. 

Child of William W. and Mary S. (Danforth) Vaughn : 
Annette If. Vaughn ; residence, Melrose, Mass. 

403. 

David* (David,'' David,^ David,^ Jacob,* Jonathan,^ Jona- 
than,^ Nicholas^), born in Hillsboro, N. H., in Nov. 1821 ; died 
2 Sept. 1882; married 23 Oct. 1849, hie cousin Lephe R., daugh- 
ter of Benjamin Pierce Danforth, born 28 April, 1816 ; died 6 Jan. 
1889. Passed youth on farm; attended public school; at 15 went 
to Boston and engaged with his cousin, Benjamin F., dealer in gro- 
ceries on Western ave., now Beacon st. : then with Messrs. Ellis, 
grain dealers, on Long Wharf; established in trade in Lawrence, 
Mass. In 1864 went to Philadelphia and began manufacturing 
leather beltinij in which he established a laro^e trade and grained hig^h 
reputation. His death from heart disease was sudden and occurred 
while his wife was in Boston to attend meeting of the Danforth As- 
sociation. His wife, who was his cousin, a lady of great energy, 
has continued the business, retainino; the workmen under the charge 
of her nephew Franklin Howard Morrill. She has uniformly taken 
interest in progressive theology and in works of philanthropy and 
charity. Has attended the meetings of the Association and takes 
much interest in her family history. 



404. 

BENJA^im Pierce® {David,'' David,^ David,^ Jacob,* Jona- 
than,^ Jonathan,"^ Nicholas^), born 4 May, 1831; married Pau- 
line Weeks, of Maine. 



405. 

Andrew Jackson* (David,'' David,^ David,^ Jacob,* Jona- 
than,^ Jonathan,^ Nicholas^), born at Antrim, N. H., 27 June, 
1833; married in Boston, Mass., 2 Oct. 1855, Abby Elizabeth, 
daughter of John and Elizabeth Ingraham (Bicknell) Wilson ; 
went to California three days later. Was a miner, farmer and 
book-keeper at Rattlesnake Bar, Newcastle, Iowa Hill and Colfax 
till 1869, when he became a millwright at Virginia City, Nevada, 
and elsewhere ; has travelled extensively in the latter business, even 
to Mexico. Is now (1902) in Humboldt co., Nev. 



318 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

Children : 

512. i. George Kendall,® b. at Cottage Hill, Cal., 31 Oct. 1857. 
ii. Ida. 
iii. Mart Elizabeth. 



406. 

John Nourse* {Solomon^'' Solomon,^ David,^ Jacoh^" Jona- 
thans^ Jonathans^ j^icholas^)^ bom at Merrimack, N. H., 25 Dec. 
1823 ; died at Boston 29 Aug. 1897 ; married 8 June, 1854, Han- 
nah Maria, daughter of Allen and Hannah Carter (Flanders) 
Rhodes, of Lynn, Mass., born in Lynn 12 Oct. 1826. Left an 
orphan at an early age, he had a temporary home with his uncle, 
Daniel Fisher, of Amherst, N. H. Grad. Lowell High School. 
Spent three years in California in the early "fifties." Removed to 
Boston ; was some time a member of the firm of Lee, Danforth & 
Co., stock brokers. A fine tenor singer, member of church choirs, 
Handel and Haydn Society, and other organizations ; one of the 
founders of the Apollo Club, in which he took a leading part till ill 
health compelled his declining further duties, when he was made an 
honorary member, — a rare thing in the club's history. He died in 
Dublin, N. H., 28 July, 1901. 

Children : 

i. Emilie Caroline,® b. 3 Dec. 1855 ; d. 22 Sept. 1859. 

ii. Caroline Brewer, b. 23 March, 1859; m. 26 June, 1884, 
George Aaron Barton, Ph.D., b. 12 Nov. 1859, at East Farn- 
ham, Quebec; son of Daniel (b, in Vermont 19 June, 1819, d. 
1 June, 1898) and Mary S. (Bull) (b. 12 Feb. 1827, d. 5 Jan. 
1893) Barton. 

iii. Marie Louise, b. 25 Nov. 1869 ; m. 10 June, 1896, Calvin 
Gates Page, M.D., b. in Boston, 9 July, 1867 ; son of Calvin 
Gates Page, M.D. (b. Boston 3 July, 1829, d. 29 May, 1869), 
and Susan Haskell Keep (b. 29 Dec. 1830, d. 22 May, 1895). 
Residence, Boston. Mrs. Page is a portrait painter. 

407. 

Charles CuMMiNGS^ {Simeon O.,'' Solomon,^ David, ^ Jacob,* 
Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ Nicholas^), born in Atkinson, Me., 12 
April, 1812 ; died in Amherst, N. H., 18 May, 1887 ; worked on 
a farm till about 1830; then to Merrimack, N. H. ; 1831 to Am- 
herst, worked at whip making for Melendy and David ; removed to 
Reading, Mass. Married 20 Aug. 1835, at New Boston, N. H., 
Clarissa Caldwell, born in New Boston, 22 June, 1810; died 28 
Jan. 1880, at Reading. In his will, dated 28 June, 1884, probated 
24 May, 1887, he bequeated to sisters Eliza Jane, wife of Francis 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 319 

K. Boutelle, of Amherst, N. H., and SophroniaH., wife of Samuel 
H. Kingsbury, of Chicago, 111. ; to granddaughter Alice Danforth 
Eames; son Charles H, Danforth and Harriet E., wife of George 
Richardson, both of Reading. 
Children all born in Amherst : 

513. i. Charles Henry,^ b. 22 March, 1837. 

ii. John Edwin, b. 24 Aug. 1840 ; d. 7 Jan. 1846. 
iii. Harriet E., b. 4 Dec. 1842 ; m. 22 Dec. 1867, George A. Rich- 
ardson, of Reading, b. 19 Nov. 1843 ; shoe business. 

Child of George A. and Harriet E. (Danforth) Richardson : 
Harriet Estella Richardson, b. in Reading, 31 Oct. 1868. 

iv. John Edwin, b. 7 Jan. 1847 ; d. 25 Jan. 1864. 
V. LoviCY Ann, b. 13 April, 1850; d. 17 May, 1878; m. 3 Feb. 
1877, Charles B. Eames, of Reading. 

Child of Charles B. and Lovicy A. (Danforth) Eames : 
Alice Danforth Eames, b. 13 May, 1878. 

408. 

Daniel Osgood^ (^Simeon G.,'' Solomon,^ David,^ Jacob ^'^ 
Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ JSTicholas^), born in Blue Hill, Me., 17 
March, 1816; died in Merrimack, N. H., 31 Oct. 1883; married 
24 Dec. 1840, Harriet E. Couch, daughter of Stephen and Sarah 
Couch, born in Manchester, N. H., 1 May, 1818; she celebrated 
her 83d birtliday 1 May, 1901. He lived till 1830 on farm at Am- 
herst, N. H., where all his children were born; later resided at So. 
Merrimack ; blacksmith, farmer, and justice of the peace. 

Children : 

i. Stephen E.,^ b. 13 Aug. 1843 ; d. at Fortress Monroe, 21 Nov. 
1861 ; in 4th N. H. Regt., in Company B. 

514. ii. John MuRRAy, b. 21 Aug. 1845. 

iii. Catherine Lois, b. 22 Nov. 1848 ; m. 29 June, 1867, James 
R. Carr,b. 10 May, 1841. 

Child of James R. and Catherine L. (Danforth) Carr : 
James Osgood Carr, b. 24 Aug. 1872. 

515. iv. George Elmer, b. 13 Nov. 1861. 

409. 

Solomon^ {Simeon C.,'' Solomon,^ David,^ Jacob,* Jonathan,'^ 
Jonathan,'' Mcholas'), born 8 March, 1818 ; married first, 9 May, 
1837, Sarah Joanna Field, born in 1811 ; died in Aug. 1843. He 
married second, 19 Oct. 1845, Susan Frances Field, born in 1823 ; 
died 11 July, 1847. He married third, 10 July, 1862, Amelia L. 



320 DANFOKTH GENEALOGY. 

Crocker, born 25 May, 1822. He resided in 1880 at Winchester; 
removed to Lowell. Became overseer of a cotton mill ; afterward 
became a merchant, selling musical instruments and music ; was later 
associated with Belden Brothers, Boston, in silk business, and still 
later in real estate business. He was connected with the Eliot Con- 
gregational church ; a Republican and prohibitionist ; member of 
I. O. O. F. A man of sterling character, "square, pure, sincere, 
just." He died in Lowell 7 Dec. 1895. 
Child : 
Ella Susan,^ b. 23 March, 1847 ; teacher ; residence, Cambridge. 

410. 

Vespasian® {Simeon (7.,^ Solomon,^ David^^ Jacob,* Jona- 
than,^ Jonathan,^ Nicholas^ ), hovn 5 Nov. 1820, in Atkinson; 
in 1831 went to Merrimack; 1837 to Lowell; 1849 to Lawrence. 
Married first, 6 May, 1849, Clara Anne Jameson, of Lowell, born 
19 Dec. 1825, died in Lawrence, 29 Nov. 1858. He married sec- 
ond, 2 July, 1859, Caroline Maria Jameson, born in Lowell 24 
Feb. 1838, died at Amherst 4 July, 1864. He married third, 5 
Oct. 1865, Louisa Eliza Brown, of Spring Valley, N. Y., born 5 
Nov. 1838. Residence Cambridge, Mass. 
Children : 

i. Clara Maria,^ b. 9 Nov. 1850 ; d. 19 Feb. 1851. 

ii. Charles Alvah, b. 21 June, 1852 ; d. 23 Sept. 1852. 

iii. Ida Florida, b. 31 May, 1854 ; d. 9 Oct. 1866. 

iv. Clara Annie, b. 14 Oct. 1860 ; d. 5 June, 1862. 

V. Walter Brown, b. 27 July, 1868. 

vi. James Franklin, b. 9 Feb. 1874. 

411. 

Simeon Cummings* {Simeon C,'' Solomon,^ David,^ Jacob,* 
Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ Nicholas^), born 17 May, 1824; res. Wat- 
son, Atchison co., Mo. Author of the book entitled, "Mathemati- 
cal Gem." Married first at Lowell, 24 Sept. 1851, Harriet Cum- 
mings Davis, of Windsor, Vt., born 1 May, 1828; died 4 Nov. 
1862. He married second, 23 Feb. 1865, Martha Robinson, of 
Brown CO., Ohio, bom 17 Dec. 1840. 

Children : 

i. Emeline Belle,^ b. and d. 1 July, 1866. 

• ii. Harriet Mat, b. 5 April, 1868 ; d. 8 Sept. 1868. 

iii. Edwin Clare, ) , ^^ ^ ,Q^fv f 

iv, Edna Clara, \^' ^^ J"^^' ^^^^ ' { d. 14 Sept. 1869. 

V. Evalina Alberta, b. 30 April, 1873. 

vi. Simeon Gut, b. 6 Dec. 1880. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 321 

412. 

Rurus Edmund^ {Simeon C.,'' Solomon,^ David,^ Jacob,* Jona- 
than,^ Jonathan,^ Nicholas^), born at Merrimack, 4 Feb. 1834; 
died at Keene, N. H., 28 June, 1863 ; married 15 Jan. 1856, Ma- 
hala J. liand, born 21 June, 1835. She survived her husband and 
married second, 22 Sept. 1880, Silas T. Jacobs, born 23 Feb. 1821 ; 
shoe dealer ; res. Braintree. 
Children : 

i, Edmund Cummings,^ b. 20 Dec. 185G ; apothecary, Providence, 
R. I. Married 3 June, 1885, Amelia Hazel wood. 
Child: 

Avis Hazelwood,^^ b. in Providence 12 Sept. 1887. 

ii. Frank Noukse, b. 30 Nov. 1860; m. 2 June, 1880, Louisa R. 

Melville, 
iii. Charles Osgood, b. 8 May, 1863 ; m. in Cambridge, 4 June, 

1888, Caroline May Smiley ; res. Cambridge. 

413. 

Jacob Israel® {Rufus,'' Solomon,^ David,^ Jacob,* Jonathan,^ 
Jonathan,' JSTicholas'), horn 21 Oct. 1821; died 6 April, 1886; 
married 10 Aug. 1846, Harriet M., daughter of Joseph and Judith 
Cromack, born 3 May, 1824, died 17 March, 1900. He was a 
trader ; resided at Newburyport. 
Children : 

i, Flora A.,^ b. 16 Aug. 1847. 

ii. Ira B., b. 7 June, 1850; d. 11 Sept. 1851. 

iii. Clarence, b. 20 Jan. 1853 ; d. 11 March, 1857. 
516. iv. Clarence, b. 2 Oct. 1857. 

413 a. 

Calvin H.® {Rufus,'' Solomon,^ David, ^ Jacob,* Jonathan,* 
Jonathan,^ jV/cMas^ ), born 30 Sept. 1831 ; married 29 Oct. 1857, 
Hannah B. Heath, born 25 Nov. 1833. 

Child: 

George S.,^ b. 18 Nov. 1861. 

414. 

Daniel Warner^ (Simeon,'' William,^ David,' Jacob,* Jona- 
than,* Jonathan,' Nicholas'), born in Deny, N. H., 2 March, 
1812; diedl Nov. 1884; married 13 Dec. 1846, Phebe, daughter 
of Dea. Nathaniel Cutler of Burlington, Mass., born 17 Aug. 1815. 



322 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

Resided at Woburn ; shoemaker. He bequeathed his estate to his 
widow and sons. The widow died 20 May, 1888, bequeathing her 
property to her surviving son, D. Warner Danfoi'th, and his three 
children Frank Warner, Homer Wallace and Walter Kendall Dan- 
forth; to the children of deceased son William S., viz. Emily 
Warren, William Wallace and Ralph Burton Danforth. 
Children : 

518. i. Daniel Warner,^ b. 20 Oct. 1847. 

ii. Annie Phebe, b. in Woburn, 14 March, 1849 ; d. 17 Apr, 1849. 

519. iii. William Simeon, b. in Woburn, 3 Feb. 1852. 
iv. Silas Cutler, b. 9 Jan. 1854; d. 28 Sept. 1854. 
V. Lucy Gregg, b. 18 Jan. 1856; d. 14 Dec. 1879, 



415. 

Edwin^ ( William,'' William,^ David,^ Jacob,* Jonathan,^ 
Jonathan,^ Nicholas^), born 1 Sept. 1829; married 16 June, 
1853, Frances Olivia Abbott, daughter of Gardner and Rachel 
(Hart) Abbott, of Andover, Mass., born 2 Sept. 1832. He went 
to California in early days and opened a grocery store in Benicia ; 
had a successful career there ; he and Mrs. Danforth were popular 
members of community and valued helpers in church and Sunday 
School work. He removed to San Francisco, Cal., and has for a 
quarter of a century conducted a bonded warehouse, the family 
occupying a fine social position. 

Children : 

i. Edward Putnam,® b. in N. Andover, 13 Dec. 1854; m. Jenny 
Tay, dau. of Geo. H. Tay, of S. F. He is associated with his 
father in warehouse business. 

ChUd : Dorothy,^" b. in March, 1893. 

ii. Frances Marantha, b. in Benicia, Cal., 31 Jan. 1861. 



416. 

Edward TuKNER^ (^William,'' William,'' David,^ Jacob,* Jo- 
nathan,^ Jonathan^^ Nicholas^), born 10 July, 1831; married 3 
April, 1860, Mary Adeline, daughter of John Davis and Tamson 
Hayes (Hall) Pierce, of Stafford, N. H. Was several years a 
conductor ; subsequently a machinist ; residence Roxbury. 

417. 

Alonzo® ( William,'' William,^ David,^ Jacob,* Jonathan,^ 
Jonathan,^ Nicholas^), born 21 July, 1837; married first, 21 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 323 

July, 1861, Louisa Je<anettc, daughter of Samuel aud Louisa H. 
Waterman, of So. Scituate, born there in 1840. He married 
second, 27 Feb. 1869, Sarah B., daughter of John and Flannah S. 
Bates, of Roxbury, born in 1844, died 21 Dec. 1869. He married 
third, 30 Nov. 1870, Caroline L., a sister of the latter, born 30 
June, 1852. 

Children : 

i. Aloxzo Bates,^ b. 21 Dec. 1869 ; d. 14 Feb. 1899. 
ii. Harry LE^yIS, b. 12 July, 1878. 



418. 

William' ( William,'' William,^ David,' Jacob,* Jonathan,^ 
Jonathan,^ Nicholas^), born 11 Aug. 1839; died at Chelsea 18 
May, 1882; married 1 March, 1871, Rachel, daughter of Caleb B. 
and Rebecca Templeman, of St. John, N. B., born in 1850. She 
married second, in 1883, Nickerson S. Small, born in Brewster, 
Mass., in 1847. 



419. 

Le'S\t:s E.^ {David,'' Jacoh,^ David,' Jacob,* Jonathan,^ Jo7ia- 
</i«;i,^iV7cAo/a5'), born in Walpole, N. H. [Aug. 1826]; married 
first, at Bellows Falls, N. H., Jan. 1, 1848, Harriet Newell Putney 
of Westmoreland, N. H. He married second, at Eddyviile, la., 4 
Nov. 1877, Angeline Gibson. He resided at Cavendish, Vt. ; Wor- 
cester, So. Wilbraham, Fitchburg and Lowell, Mass. ; Manchester, 
N. H., and Germantown, Pa., for longer or shorter periods, gaining 
experience in the various departments of woolen manufacture. In 
1866 he became superintendent of the woolen mills of Gugenheim, 
Wile & Fox, at La Porte, Ind. Li 1870 he became associated with 
Mr. Stanly in the ownership of the woolen mills at Eddyviile, la., 
where he has since resided. 

Children : 

ol9a. i. Frank Lewis,^ b. in Lowell, 11 April, 1850. 

ii. Adah Nelson, b. in Manchester, Vt., 19 April, 1852 ; m. (1) 
in Iowa, Henry Hunter ; child, Hattie Hunter, d. at 7 years of 
age. She m. (2) Dr. Davidson Scott; she d. at Mt. Pleasant, 
la., in March, 1887, and was buried beside her mother at 
Eddyviile, la. 

iii. George Eugene, b. at Eddyviile, la., 3 Sept. 1878 ; ni. at 
Chicago, 111.. 28 March, 1900. 

iv. Robert M., b. 15 Nov. 1880 ; d. 11 Feb. 1882. 

V. Flora Angie, b. 21 April, 1889. 



324 DANTORTH GENEALOGY. 



420. 



Alonzo H.* {David,'' Jacob,^ David,^ Jacoh,'^ Jonathan,^ 
Jonathan,- Nicholas^), born 10 April, 1837, in Westminster, Vt. ; 
married in 1862 Mary E. Laduke ; divorced in 1866. He married 
second, 28 May, 1878, Margaret J. Fennell. 

He left home at 10 years of age; worked five years for board and 
clothing, M^hen 150 cts. bought "blue drilling enough for one year's 
dress-suits." Afterward in hotel business, doing every branch 
thereof from scouring knives to keeping a first class hotel at Albion, 
Mich. Shipped Merino sheep to Texas till 1860. In 1861 served 
three months in Missouri Home Guards ; then went to Burlington, 
Vt., and enlisted in Ist Vt. Cavalry ; rose to rank of 2d lieutenant. 
At Banks's retreat, 24 May, 1862, at Middletown, Va., led his com- 
mand in a charge ; was badly wounded and horse killed under him ; 
was earned home ; re-enlisted and elected captain of cavalry in 
Burlington, Vt. ; stationed at St. Albans and detached on special 
service by Gov. Smith during the Fenian raid ; honorably discharged 
at close of war, and has a pension. 

Present residence, Lawrence, Kansas. Has devoted time to teach- 
ing " Rational Horsemanship " and horse training, on which subject 
he has published a manual. 

Child : 



George,^ b. 29 Sept. 1863. 



421. 



David® {David^ Jacob, ^ David,^ Jacob,* Jonathan,^ Jona- 
than,^ Nicholas^), born 8 May, 1839; married Flora Putnam. 
Resides at Brimfield, 111. ; farmer and merchant. 

422. 

Jacob® (David,'' Jacoh,^ David,^ Jacob,* Jonathan^ Jona- 
than,^ JSficholas^), born 4 July, 1843; married Esther Mullett. 
Resides at Brighton. An expert in matters of the care and manage- 
ment of hoi'ses. 

423. 

Albert® (^Octa,'' Samuel,^ Samuel,^ Samuel,* Samuel,^ Jona- 
than,'^ Nicholas^), born [at Hudson] 30 April, 1836; married 
first, Faustina Atherton, of Bolton, born in March, 1832, died 8 
Jan. 1863; he married second, 19 March, 1864, Charlotte L., 
daughter of Reuben and Martha O. Holman, of Leominster, born 
22 March, 1844. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 325 

Children : 

i. George Henry,^ b. 2 March, 1859. 

ii. Ida Frances, b. 6 Nov. 18G1 ; m. G Nov. 1884, Edwin F. 
AVhitney, b. 9 Aug. 1859. 

424. 

Alfred^ (Octet,'' Samuel,^ /Samuel,^ Samuel,* Samuel,' Jona- 
than," Nicholas^^, born in 1838; married Anna M., daughter of 
Jonathan and Mary (Knight) Shattuck, of Bolton. A blacksmith. 
Residence, Newtonville. 

425. 

Walter* {Octa,'' Samuel,'^ Samuel,^ Samuel,* Samuel,^ Jona- 
than,^ Nicholas^), born 14 March, 1845; married 28 Jan. 1865, 
Sarah Jane, daughter of John and Sophia Briggs, of Mt. Holly, 
Vt., born 23 Aug. 1844. He is a machinist. 

Children : 

i. Charles Walter,^ b. 8 Jan. 1866. 

ii. Frederick, b. 20 April, 1868. 

iii. Herbert Octa, b. 1 April, 1870. 

iv. Laura, b. 18 April, 1876. 

426. 

Andrew® (Octa,'' Samuel,^ Samuel,^ Samuel,* Samuel,* Jona- 
than,^ Nicholas^), born in 1847 ; married 12 Aug. 1869, by Rev. 
R. S. Edes, Orianna, daughter of John D. and Almira B. Wyer, 
of Leominster, where they reside. He is a machinist. 

427. 

George A.® (Daniel,'' Samuel,^ Samuel,^ Samuel,* Samuel,^ 
Jonathan,^ JSFicholas^), born at Troy, 2 July, 1852 ; married Eva 
L. Gleason. 

428. 

Abram® (Reuben,'' Sanmel,^ Nicholas,^ Samuel,* Samuel,* 
Jonathan,^ Nicholas^), born in Lewis (Essex Co.), N. Y., 1810; 
died in Plattsburg, N. Y., 1884; married Mary Stevens Flanders, 
daughter of Jonathan and Abigail (Walker) Flanders, born in 1818, 
died in 1865. 

Children, all but the eldest born at Au Sable Forks, N. Y. : 

i. James Henry,« b. in Sandy Hill, N. Y., 30 .July, 1837 ; d. 1867 ; 

m. Augusta Collins, 
ii. Louisa Minerva, b. 15 April, 1839 ; m. John Robertson. 



326 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

Child of John and Louisa M. (Danforth) Robertson : 

Margaret Robertson, m. D. L. Bradshaw. Ch. : William L. 
Bradshaw ; Jessie L. Bradshaw. 

iii. Adeline Elizabeth, b. in 1841 ; d. in 1848. 

iy. Miles Reuben, b. in 1843 : d. in 1863 ; killed at the battle of 

Bull Run. 
V. Mary Etta, b. in 1844 ; d. in 1858. 
vi. Clara Augusta, b. in 1846 ; m. 12 May, 1863, William Henry 

Chappell ; res. Plattsburg, N. Y. 

Children of William H. and Clara A. (Danforth) Chappell : 

1. Oarrie Marie Chappell, b. 30 May, 1864 ; m. 18 Sept. 

1884, Wm. Wilberforce Glover. Ch. : Wilber Chap- 
pell Glover, b. in June, 1887. 

2. Emma Louisa Chappell, b. 27 Aug. 1870 ; m. 2 Sept. 

1891, Geo. Marshall Cole, of Brockville, Can. Ch. : 
Eugene Cole, b. in 1892 ; Howard Chappell Cole, b. 
in 1893. 

3. Fanny D. Chappell, b. 17 Sept. 1872 ; d. 29 Dec. 1884. 

vii. William Henry ; res. Greenpoint, N. Y. 

429. 

Myron* {Reuben,'' Samuel,^ Ificholas,^ Samuel,* Samuel,^ 
Jonathan, Nicliolas^^ , born in 1817; married Sylvia Freeman. 
Resides at Plattsburg, N. Y. 

Children : 

i. B ELD EN.' 

ii. Henry. 
iii. Myron. 
iv. Jenny ; m. Durgin. 

430. 

Hiram Doane® {Aaron Taijlor,'' Isaac,^ Nicholas,'' Samuel,* 
Samuel,^ Jonathan,^ Nicholas^), born 20 Jan. 1823 ; died 22 Jan. 
1885; married at MonticeJlo, N. Y., 7 Oct. 1847, Mary Jane, 
daughter of Dr. Cuyler and Vina (Ford) Tanner, of Stephentown, 
N. Y., born 10 Feb. 1827. Residence (1888), Utica. Organ 
builder ; later in shop of Black River R. R. 

Children : 

521. i. LooMis Legrand,' b. 15 Oct. 1849. 

522. ii. Floyd La Motte, b. 30 Oct. 1851. 

^"' -c^ ' >■ b. in 1855 ; d. when 5 weeks old. 

IV. Ford, J 

V. Lucy (Amelia), b. 7 Feb. 1858; m. 18 Jan. 1881, William 

Frederick Hopkins, son of William Edwin and Sophia Lucy 
(Curtiss) Hopkins, b. in Utica, 17 Jan. 1859. Res. with her 
mother. 



DANTORTH GENEALOGY. 327 

431. 

James Henry^ (Azel IF./ Francis^^ Nicholas,^ Samuel^* 
Samuel,^ Jonathan,^ Nicliolas^')^ bom 26 Sept. 1840; manned 

27 Sept. 1865, Julia E. Marshall, daughter of William ]Marshall of 
Philadelphia, N. Y. Kesided at last report on the old homestead, 
Philadelphia. 

Children : 

i. Warren.^ 
ii. Sarah. 

431a. 
Charles Franklin* {Charles,'' Samuel,^ Jonathan,^ 8amuel,* 
Samuel,^ Jonathan,^ JSFicholas^), born in Orwell, O., in 1836; 
married Augusta Richardson Pierson, born in Northampton, Mass., 
1833. 
Child : 
Josephine M.,^ b. 11 March, 1874 ; grad. Medical Coll. 1897. Prac- 
tises medicine in Cleveland, O. 

432. 
Sylvester,* M.D. {Rev. William,^ William,^ William,'' 
Jonathan,* Samuel,^ Jonathan,^ Nicholas^), born at Berkshire, 
Vt., 10 April, 1812; died in Boone, la., 3 Sept. 1881; married 

28 Nov. 1832, Hannah M., daughter of Joseph and (Homer) 

Palmer, born in Pilot Mound, died at Boone, la., 17 Aug. 1885. 

Children : 

524. i. Joseph Palmer,^ b. 14 Feb. 1834. 

525. ii. William Vanns, b. 27 March, 1836. 

iii. Periielia Hepsibeth, b. 21 Aug. 1838 ; m. Albert Miller; he 
d. in 1867. Ch. : Harvey Roy Miller, b. 28 Sept. 1862; m. 
Rose Hemuiger. 

iv. Phebe Ebonett, b. 30 Oct. 1840; m. in 1874, John Joseph 
Zenor, b. in Terre Haute, Ind., 1839. Res. Monroe, Wash, 

526. V, David Jonathan, b. 12 Feb. 1842. 

vi, Mary Aurelia, b. 15 Dec. 1851 ; m. (1) 1 Jan. 1883, George 
Simms, who d. 1 Aug. 1885. She m. (2) 4 Dec. 1888, Richard, 
son of Richard and Margaret Hennessy. Ch. : Richard Hen- 
nessey, b. at Bruce Corners, N. Y. Res. Monroe, Wash. 

vii. Rebecca, d. in 1854 at Farmington, Wash, co.. Wis. 

433. 
I William B.* ( William,'' William,^ Williain,^ Jonathan,* 
Sanmel,^ Jonathan,'^ JSficholas^ ) , born at Woodstock, Vt., 30 
March, 1814; died in March, 1859 ; married 25 Dec. 1844, Chris- 
tina Martin. Had four sons and one daughter, " somewhere in the 
west." 



I 



328 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 



434. 

Jonathan Faensworth* ( William,'' William,'^ William,'' Jo- 
nathan,* Satnuel,^ Jonathan,^ Nicholas^), born at Byron, N. Y., 
26 Feb. 1817 ; died at Tacoraa, Washington, before 1902 ; married 
19 April, 1843, Emily Charlotte, daughter of David and Emily 
(Kendall) Klice, born 25 Aug. 1820. Resided at Reedsburg, 
Mich., and at Tacoma, Washington. 

Children : 

527. i. Clarence Arthur,® b. 21 Jan. 1844. 

ii. Frances Emily, b. 10 July, 1847; m. 14 Feb. 1869, James 
Montgomery Cramer, son of John P. and Elizabeth Cramer, b. 
3 June, 1830. 

Children of James M. and Frances E. (Danforth) Cramer : 

1. James Clifton Cramer, b. 3 Aug. 1874. 

2. Robert Earle Cramer, b. 2 July, 1878. 

ill. Coral Herbert, b. 1 Jan. 1853 ; lawyer New Tacoma, "Wash. ; 

d. 25 Feb. 1889. 
iv. Horace Greeley, b. 11 March, 1856; d. 24 Sept. 1863. 
V. Alice Viola, b. 11 April, 1861 ; d. 13 Oct. 1863. 



435. 

William® (^Jonathan,'' William,^ William,^ Jonathan,* Sam- 
uel,' Jonathan,' JSricholas'), born 29 Aug. 1827; died 28 Dec. 
1880; married 15 Oct. 1861, Mrs. Annis O. Scribner; she died 10 
Dec. 1875. 

436. 

QuiNCY A* {Jonathan,'' William,^ William,'' Jonathan,* Sam- 
uel,"^ Jonathan,' JSTicholas^), born 19 Feb. 1841 ; married 14 June. 
1872, Gertrude Silbernazle. 



437. 

Joseph Baker® (Joseph Baker,'' Isaac, ^ William,'' Jonathan,* 
Samuel,^ Jonathan," Nicholas^), born 31 Aug. 1819, in Barnard, 
Vt. ; was postmaster there under Pres. Folk ; publisher of Vermont 
Patriot newspaper; recorder of deeds at Montpelier. In 1851 re- 
moved to Rock Island, 111. In 1858 he w\as editor of the Argus and 
subsequently of the "Rock Islander" newspaper. Married Miss Jenny 
Doty, of Montpelier ; she died childless. He removed to Sau Jose, 
Cal., and there died 1 Jan. 1896. 




Dr. Isaac Newton Danforth. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 329 

438. 

Charles Eastman^ {Joseph Balcer,'' Isaac,^ William,^ Jona- 
than/ Samuel,^ Jonathan,- Nicholas^), born 11 July, 1824; mar- 
ried 14 Oct. 1851, Matilda M., daughter of Wm. H. K. and Ann 
V. M. Bibby, of Paterson, N. J., born 15 Nov. 1831. Since 1894 
he has been president of the Southern Eailvvay Construction Com- 
pany, residing in Chattanooga, Tenn. 

Children : 

i William Bibby,^ b. in Paterson, 14 Oct. 1854. 

ii. Elizabeth Mina, b. in Paterson, 8 Feb. 1856 ; m. 15 Oct. 1885, 

in N. Y. City, Frank T. Richardson, 
iii. Charles Eastman, b. in Hanover, N. H., 3 May, 1863 ; m. 

10 Nov. 1890, Maggie Richardson, 
iv. Josephine Boudinot, b. 28 Sept. 1871, in Jersey City. 



439. 

Wtlll4M Cullen^ {Joseph B.,'' Isaac,^ William,^ Jonathan/ 
Samuel/ Jonathan/ jSficholas^ ) , born in Barnard, Vt., 9 Feb. 
1828; merchant, and Judge of County Court; married Nancy 
Wilbur Cox, born 2 Oct. 1830. He was one of the Vice-presidents 
of the Family meeting in Chicago in 1893. 

Child: 

Nancy Elizabeth,^ b. 3 Dec. 1854 ; m. 5 Dec. 1876, Hon. John 
Blaisdell Corliss, now a member of Congress from Michigan. 
Children of John B. and Nancy E. (Danforth) Corliss : 

1. John Blaisdell Corliss, b. 3 Nov. 1877. 

2. Elizabeth Danforth Corliss, b. 1 Nov. 1881. 

3. Majorie Maria Corliss, b. 2 Nov. 1883. 



440. 

Isaac Newton* (Albert Haller/ Isaac/ William/ Jonathan/ 
Samuel/ Jonathan/ JSficholas^), born at Barnard, Vt., 5 Nov. 
1835 ; grad. Med. Dartmouth Coll. 1862 ; removed to Chicago, 111., 
and began practice. Dean of Women's Medical School, N. W. 
University, and Prof, of Practice of Medicine ; holds other eminent 
positions ; member Association of American Physicians, Illinois 
Medical Society, etc. He presided at the Danforth Family Meeting 
in Chicago in 1893. 

Dr. Danforth has written numerous technical articles on medical 
subjects, displaying acute discernment and broad knowledge of his 
profession ; he has also ^vritten on the historical side of such matters, 



330 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

bringing before his readers the theories and practices of ancient prac- 
titioners, such as Dr. Samuel Fuller of the Mayflower company and 
Rev. Dr. John Wesley, founder of the Methodist branch of the 
Church. Dr. Danforth has been a most congenial friend and patron 
of the movement for this Danforth Genealogy. He married first, 9 
June, 1869, Elizabeth Skelton, daughter of Rev. John and Esther 
(Drake) Skelton, of Halifax, Yorkshire, and Chicago. 

"She was born in South Ouram, Eng., 30 April, 1843. When 
a girl of twelve years she came to the United States and removed to 
Chicago 4f In this city she attended the public schools and grad. 
from the high school at the age of 17. After her graduation she 
spent nine years as a teacher in the Brown school. 

During the year in which she came to Chicago she united with 
the Centenary Methodist Episcopal Church, and her devotion to the 
work of the church was unceasing. For 25 years she sang regularly 
in the choir. The work of the Woman's Foreign Missionary So- 
ciety occupied her attention more than any other department of 
charity, and in connection with this society she became one of the 
most prominent women of the city. For a number of years she held 
the position of vice president of the northwestern branch of the or- 
ganization. During these years most of the work of the president 
fell to her, as the president was compelled to go to Washington. 
Mrs. Danforth was, therefore, virtually at the head of the greater 
portion of the foreign missionary work of the Methodist church, es- 
pecially of its medical work. 

In connection with the Wesley Hospital, Mrs. Danforth also ac- 
complished much good. She was the prime mover in the organiza- 
tion of the Ladies' Hospital Association. She was a member of the 
Woman's Club and the Woman's West End Club. She delivered 
frequent addresses before Methodist assemblies of women, both in the 
east and in the west." (From Chicago Evening Post, Aug. 2, '95.) 

The "Elizabeth Skelton Danforth Memorial Hospital" at Kiu- 
kiang, China, to whose erection and endowment near relatives con- 
tributed largely, has been established by the Methodist Foreign 
Missionary Society, and will keep her personality before thousands 
in coming years, carrying out some of her favorite purposes for the 
benefit of others. 

He married second, 7 Jan. 1898, Mrs. Mary A. (McPherson) 
Barnes, widow of Dr. Norman S. Barnes, who died thirteen years 
before, after a number of years in the practice of medicine in 
Chicago. 

Children : 

i. William Clark,^ b. 30 July, 1878. 
ii. Sarah Esther, b. 2 Nov. 1879. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 331 

441. 

Charles Bosworth' {Albert Holler,'' Isaac,'' William,^ Jona- 
than,* Samuel,^ Jonathan,^ Nicholas^), born in Barnard, Vt., 25 
Dec. 1839; married 15 June, 1864, Adaline M., daughter of Am- 
brose B, and Tabitha Galucia, of Dedham, born in 1837, died 1902. 
He is a merchant, residing in Dedham. 

Children : 

i. Albert Parkman,^ b. 1 June, 1866. 

ii. Mary Evangeline, b. in Dedham, 30 July, 1871. 

441a. 

Samuel Parkman® {Samuel Parlcman,'' Isaac,^ William,^ 
Jonathan,* Samuel,'^ Jonathan,^ Nicholas^), born at Barnard, 
Vt., 27 Feb. 1838; died in Claremont, N. H., 10 June, 1866; 
married Mary Ball. 

Child: 
Frederick B.,® b. at Barnard ; resides at Claremont, N. H. 

442. 

Albert Haller* {Isaac W.,^ Jonathan,^ William,^ Jona- 
than,* Samuel,^ Jonathan,'^ Nicholas^), born in 1839; residence 
Monson. 

443. 

William H.,* {Isaac W.,"^ Jonathan,^ William,^ Jonathan,* 
Samtiel,^ Jonathan,' JSTicholas^) , born in 1842; died in 1882; 
married Ellen L. Briggs, born at Tolland, Conn. Kesidence, Mon- 
son. 

Child : 
Harrt,^ b. 29 April, 1880 ; d. in Monson. 

444. 

LoRRiSTON Francis^ {Hosley,'' Jonathan,^ William,^ Jonathan,* 
Samiiel,^ Jonathan,^ Nicholas^), bom 19 April, 1843; married 
12 Nov. 1873, Cynthia Jane ("Jennie C") Fox, born in New 
Millport, Pa., 29 Jan. 1854, daughter of David A. and Margaret 
(Lewis) Fox; died at Lake City, la., 24 Jan. 1894, beloved and 
lamented, especially by her church associates. [See obituary and 
resolutions in local paper] . 

The following taken from the Cedar Kapids Democrat, Oct. 29, 
1892, gives some account of Mr. Danforth: 



332 DANTOETH GENEALOGY. 

"Away up in the 10th district, where in years gone by Democrats 
have been few, but to the sorrow of the RepubUcans are now more 
numerous, they selected Hon. L. F. Danforth as candidate for Presi- 
dential Elector. He was born in Pomfret, Vt., in 1843 ; was edu- 
cated in district schools and two terms in South Woodstock Aca- 
demy. In the war for the Union he served in the 4th Regt. Vt. In- 
fantry ; came to Iowa in 1846 ; taught school several years and then 
went into mercantile business in which he continues. In 1873 was 
member of the General Assembly and has served more than ten years 
as chairman of the democratic county convention and much of the 
change in favor of democracy that has taken place in his vicinity is 
due to his untiring efforts." 

Adopted child : 
LuLU,^ b. in 1881. 



445. 

ROBEET Southgate' (JLro,^ Samuel,^ William,^ Jonathan^^ 
Samuel,^ Jonathan,^ Nicholas^), born 22 Oct. 1828 ; married 3 
Feb. 1859, Abbie Ellsworth. Farmer; resided at Bronson and 
Peru, Ohio ; removed to Tacoma, Wash. Mrs. Danforth was pas- 
tor of the Kent church at Ellsworth, O., 1889-1891; afterward at 
Huntington ; assistant pastor of the Every Day Church, Boston, 
Mass., and since at Tacoma, Wash. 

Children : 

i. ViNNiE,9 b. 27 Dec. 1859 ; d. iu Boston 7 July, 1900 ; m. 22 Jan. 
1878, Rev. George Lander Perin, b. in Newton, la., 31 Jnly, 
1854, son of Caleb and Mary J. (Metteer) Perin ; he studied 
at Willamette Univ., Salem, Ore., and at St. Lawrence Coll., 
Canton, N. Y., where he grad. in 1878 (Divinity). He preached 
at Kent, and Bryan, 0. ; was called to Shawmut Universalist 
church, Boston, in 1882 ; resigned in 1890 and went as mis- 
sionary to Japan. Returned to Boston in 1894 to his former 
parish, the name of which was changed at his instance to " The 
Every Day Church," an unsectarian, institutional organization. 
Children of George L. and Vinnie (Danforth) Perin : 

1. Vera Perin, b. 22 Oct. 1878; m. at the Every Day 

Church, 22 Jan. 1897, Ralph Edgar Lane, of Lex- 
ington. 

2. 3Mba Perin, b. 13 Dec. 1880. 

3. Mary Metcnlf Perin, b. at Tokio, Japan, 15 Dec. 1891. 

4. Donald Wise Perin, b. at Tokio, Japan, 26 Dee. 1893. 

5. Ellivood Tenney Perin, b. in Boston, 22 Dec. 1895. 

ii. Lucy, b. 20 Nov. 1863 ; m. 2 Sept. 1890, Rev. Elmer J. Felt, of 
Norwalk, 0. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 333 

Children of Elmer J. and Lucy (Danforth) Felt: 

1. Harold Danforlh Felt, b. at Peru, 0., 17 Oct. 1891. 

2. Wendell Kaleel Felt, b.at Norwalk, 0., 25 March, 1894. 

446. 

Capt. Horace Perry* {Aro,'' Samuel,^ William,^ Jonathan,* 
Samicel,^ Jonathan,^ Nicholas^), born in Peru, O., 17 May, 1833 ; 
married 7 Sept. 1865, Emma, daughter of Henry Thomas and Nancy 
Irwin (Wales) Butterworth, born 12 April, 1841. Her grand 
parents were Hicksite Quakers, and removed from Virginia to Ohio 
at an early day, on account of their anti-slavery principles. Capt. 
Danforth served in the War for the Union in co. H, 106 regt. 111. 
Vol. Inf., in Tennessee, Mississippi and (after the fall of Vicksburg) 
in Western states. Has been a farmer and horticidturist. Resides 
at Ann Arbor, Mich. 
Children : 

i. Aro Butterworth,^ b. at Peru, 17 Jan. 1867; d. at Mound 

City, 13 Oct. 1868. 
ii. Caroline, b. at Mound City, 3 April, 1869 ; m. 22 April, 1895, 
Frank B. Gregg, M.D, ; residence, Wellington, 0. Child : 
Robert Danforth Gregg, b. 28 Jan. 1901. 
iii. Efpie Lynch, b. at Butterworth Station, Warren co., O., 24 
Oct. 1873 ; grad. Univ. of IVIich. ; teacher in the Misses Ely's 
school, in New York city. 
iv. Robert Southgate, b. at Butterworth Station, O., 25 Dec. 1875 ; 

grad. Univ. of Mich. ; residence. Mill City, Ore. 
V. Henry Thomas, b. at Butterworth Station, O., 5 May, 1879. 

447. 

Albert Parkman^ {Isaac C.,'' Samuel,^ William,^ Jonathan,* 
Samuel,^ Jonathan,^ JSTicholas^), born 1 Aug. 1852 ; died 13 May, 
1892 ; married; was a telegraph operator at Detroit. 



NINTH GENEKATION. 



450. 

George Henry' (^Thomas Shepard,^ Thomas,'' Tho^nas,^ Sam- 
uel,^ Samuel,* Samuel,^ Samuel,^ Nicholas^), born 15 Aug. 
1844 ; married 12 Sept. 1870, Sarah H. (Grant) Wilson. Kesidence, 
Alexandria, Neb. 

ChUd: 
Lola Mat,io b. 25 March, 1881. 

451. 

Francis Eugene' {Thomas 8hepard,^ Thomas,'' Thomas,^ 
Samuel,^ Samuel,* Samuel,^ Samuel,* Nicholas^), born 23 Feb. 
1851; married 15 Sept. 1878, Mrs. Annette C. (Howe) Smith, 
daughter of Joseph T. and Eliza D. Smith, born in Natickin 1844. 

Ch ildren : 

i. Edward Archer,^'' b. in Natick 16 Dec. 1879. 
ii. Lillian Jennie, b. in Natick 24 April, 1882. 

454. 

Eugene Henry' {Henry R,^ Jarvis,'' William,^ Oliver,^ Sam- 
uel,* Samuel,^ Samuel,^ Nicholas^), born 10 Dec. 1854 in Bos- 
ton ; married first, 11 Feb. 1885, Priscilla P., daughter of James 
and Eliza Lynde, born in 1857 ; she died 1 Jan. 1891. He married 
second, 15 June, 1898, Melissa Hodgdon, widow, of East Boothbay, 
Me. Besides in Chelsea. 

455. 

James Henry' {GeorgeW.,^ Henry T.,' Jonathan,^ Elhanah,^ 
Samuel,* Samuel,'^ Samuel,^ Nicholas^), hovn 20 Sept. 1872; 
married 16 Oct. 1895, Daisy E. Adams. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 335 



456. 

Eugene Gustave' (B. Franklin,^ Henry T.,' Jonathan,'' El- 
ha7iah,° Sa7nnel,* Samuel,^ Samuel,^ Nicholas^), born in Louisi- 
ana, Mo., 17 March, 1868; married 2 March, 1892, Ida May, 
daughter of Sylvester Warren and Sarah Ann (Scaly) Newton, 
bom in Shandon co., O., 10 May, 1873. Residence, Osage Mis- 
sion, Kansas. 

Child: 
A son, born 2 Sept. 1893. 



457. 

J. George® {Charles l/ewis,^ Z/ewis,'' James,^ Elkanah,^ Sam- 
uel,* Samuel,^ Samuel,'^ JV^icholas^ ) , born in Sinclairville, N. Y., 
1 Sept. 1865; married at Springlake, Dak., 1 Nov. 1887, Mary 
Eveline, daughter of John and Ann (Hooper) Edwards, of York- 
shire, Eng., born in Hazel Green, Wis., 22 Aug. 1869. Residence, 
Rockford, 111. 

Children : 

i. Hattie May,io b. in Danforth 30 Aug. 1888. 

ii. Josephine Ann, b. in Rockford, 111., 6 Oct. 1889. 

ill. Bessie, b. in Rockford 22 Sept. 1891. 

iv. Lilian, b. in Rockford 14 Dec. 1892. 

458. 

Lewis Everett® (Charles Lewis,^ Lewis,'' James, ^ Ellcanah,^ 
Samuel,* Sa7nuel,^ Samuel,^ Nicholas^), born in Sinclairville, N. 
Y., 10 Dec. 1868 ; married at Spokane Falls, Wash., in Feb. 1889, 
Clara M. Coy. Residence, Spokane Falls. 

Child : 
NiNA,i° b. in 1891. 

459. 

Henry Delaplaine® (John B.,^ Joseph,'' Joseph,^ Thomas,^ 
Thomas,* Samuel,^ Samuel,'^ Nicholas^), born 7 Oct. 1840; 
married 17 Dec. 1872, Jane WicklifFe, daughter of William Carter 
and Elizabeth (Garnett) (Dickinson) Knight, born 5 June, 1846. 
He died of paralysis 19 Aug. 1878. He was educated at Richmond 
CoUege; was a teacher from 1859 to 1861. In the Civil War he 
entered service in the ranks. Served under Stonewall Jackson dur- 
ing winter of 1861, was twice wounded at Kingstown, March 1862, 



336 DANFOETH GENEALOGY. 

furloughed and transferred to Martin's battery. In Feb. 1863 be- 
came Ist Lieut. ; was for a brief time on Gen. Longstreet's staff, 
and in March joined Gen. Garnet's brigade of Pickett's division with 
which he continued to the end of the war acting as ordnance officer, 
Inspector General and Asst. Adjutant general. In 1865 as Captain 
of Cavalry commanded the remnant of the brigade and surrendered 
it at Appomatox Court House. Returning to Richmond he became 
in June 1865, Asst. Sec. of the Mutual Assurance Co., and on the 
death of his father succeeded him as Secretary thereof. 
Children : 

i. Elizabeth Knight,*° b. 14 Oct. 1875; d. 31 July, 1876. 
ii. John Buchanan, b. 20 April, 1877. 



460. 

Edward Harshaw^ {Echvard Moseley,^ Edward John,'' Ed- 
ward,^ Thoynas," Thomas,* Samuel,^ Samuel,' Nicholas^'), born 
in Summit, Wis. 4 Aug., 1852 ; educated at Allen's Grove, W. and 
at Oshkosh, Wis., engaged in hardware trade. He married 17 June, 
1875, Ella, daughter of John F. and Sarah C. (Young) Bishop, 
born in Lowell 7 Feb. 1856. 

Children : 

i. Edward Moseley,^" b. in Oshkosh 26 Jan. 1877. 
ii. Earl, b. in Philadelphia, 13 Nov. 1881. 



460a. 

George Henry ^ {George Henry, ^ Edward John,'' Edward,^ 
Thomas,^ Thomas,* Samuel,'^ Sanniel,^ JSTicIiolas^), born in Mor- 
ristown, N. J., 16 July 1868 ; passed his childhood in Madison, N. 
J. ; grad. Yale Univ. ]890 ; resided in Switzerland for a year with 
the family. Returning, he was with the Am. Bank Note Co. in 
New York till 1894, when he went to California, where he was an 
assayer two years. At present he has a position with the Union 
Carbide Co. at Niagara Falls, N. Y. He married in Millburn, N. 
J., 22 Jan. 1891, Elizabeth Henderson, daughter of J. Q. Ay mar 
and Elizabeth Ann (Henderson) Williamson of Wyoming, N. J., 
born in Jersey City, 25 Feb. 1864. 

Children : 

i. Elizabeth Henderson,^") , „ T.y irim 
ii. George Henry, Jr.,^" \^-^ ^^^- ^^^^- 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 337 



461. 



Rev. James Romeyn,* Jr. {James R.,^ Edward J.,'' Ed- 
ivard,^ Thomas,^ Thomas,* Samuel,^ Samuel,'' jS/'icholas^), born 
in Woodstock, 111., 7 July, 1868; he was married at Mystic, 
Conn., 21 May, 1897, by his father, to Prudence M., eldest daugh- 
ter of Samuel Cheeseboro and Sarah Catharine (Ilancox) Lang- 
worthy, born 1 Sept. 1870. Grad. Amherst Coll. 1888 ; Yale 
Theol. Sem. 1891 ; Marburg, Germany, 1891-2 ; settled in Mystic, 
Conn., in 1892; at St. Albans, Vt., 1897; at High St. Church, 
Auburn, Me., 1 June, 1901. 

Children : 

i. Catherine Hancox,^° b. at St. Albans, Vt., 30 April, 1898. 
ii. James Romeyn (third), b. at same, 8 March, 1901. 



461«. 

Rey. Ralph Emerson* (James R.," Edicard J.,'' Edward,^ 
Thomas,^ Thomas,* Samuel,^ Samuel,'^ Nicholas^'), born in 
Philadelphia, Pa., 1 Oct. 1877 ; studied in Liege, Rome and Berlin ; 
also in AVilliams Coll. and Union Theol. Seminary ; was ordained 
at Newfane, Vt., 1 Feb. 1901. He married in Jersey City, N. J., 
9 Nov. 1899, Bertha, dauirhter of Isaac Stuart and Margaret Eliza 
(Fitch) Taylor, born 10 Aug. 1868. 

Children : 

i, Stuart Tatlor,i° b. in Jersey City, N. J., 23 Sept. 1900. 
ii, Edward Joseph, b. in Newfane, Vt., 20 Feb. 1902. 



462. 

Edward William^ (JoZfH,** William,'' William,^ Thomas,' 
Thomas,* 8amuel,^ Samuel,^ JSFicholns^), born in Jersey City, 
5 May, 1844; died at Hoboken, N. J., 19 June, 1890; married 
Anna Mary, daughter of John M. and Jemima Reeder, of Port 
Jervis, N. Y., born 12 March, 1843. 

He enlisted with his father in 1861, and served out his time ; ap- 
pointed second sergeant; was afterward quartermaster. AVas some 
time in the office of the Morris and Essex R. R. at Hoboken, N.J. 

Children : 

i. Mary Edna,i^ b, in New York 1 Feb. 1872. 
ii. Ella Wilckens, b. in New York 26 Sept- 1873 
iii. Elizabeth Reeder, b. in Hoboken 31 May, 1876 ; d. at Ho- 
boken 23 July, 1878, 



338 DAISHFOETH GENEALOGY. 



463. 

John Howard^ (Jo/m,^ William,'' William,^ Tliomas,^ Thom- 
as,* Samuel,^ Samuel,'' JVtcholas^), born at Oswego, N. Y., 4 
Nov. 1854; married 8 June, 1882, Katherine C. Ingersoll, bom 
in Cleveland, O., 25 July, 1861. 

Children : 

i. Katherine Howard,^" b. in Cleveland 1 May, 1883. 

ii. Arthur Edwards, b. in Cleveland 6 Nov. 1884. 

iii. Mary Louise, b. in Cleveland 21 Feb. 1889. 

iv. Eleanor, b. in Cleveland 23 March, 1891. 

V. Harold Curtiss, b. in Cleveland 22 Oct. 1892. 

463«. 

Frederick William^ (Freder-ick Lyman,^ Josiah,'' William,^ 
Thomas,^ Thomas,* 8amuel,^ Samuel,^ JSficholas^) , born in 
Buffalo 15 July, 1860; married 22 June, 1893, Grace Wilcox, of 
Providence, R. I. He is a dealer in Real Estate and Mortgages in 
Buffalo. 

Children : 

i. Emma Louise,^'' b. 28 Sept. 1896. 

ii. Frederick Wilcox, b. 24 May, 1900. 

464. 

Frank Lobdell' {Frederick Lyman,^ Josiah,'' William,^ 
Thomas,^ Thomas,* Samuel,^ Samuel,^ Nicholas^), born at 
Buffalo N. Y., 18 Aug. 1862; married first, 23 June, 1885, 
Susette Bertha, daughter of Wm. Hull and Jane Eliza (Tate) 
Barnes, born in Buffalo 13 Dec. 1863. He married second, Mrs. 
Augustine L. Walker. He is a real estate dealer in Buffalo. 

Children : 

i. Clara Barnes,^" b. 19 June, 1888. 
ii. Frederick Lyman, b. 21 Dec. 1892. 

464 ff. 

William Edgar^ {Frederick L.,^ Josiah, "" William,^ Thomas,'' 
Thomas,* Samuel,^ Samuel,'' Nicholas^), born at Buffalo, N. Y., 
28 Sept. 1864; married 28 Sept. 1897, Edith, daughter of Walter 
Scott and Anna Marilla (Hines) Ovens, born in Buffalo 17 Sept. 
1873. He is cashier of the Commercial Bank of Buffalo. 

Child : 

Janet,i° b. 26 May, 1900. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 339 



464 5. 



Nahtoi Elijah'' {Elijah,^ JSFahum,' Elijah,^ Elijah,' Thom- 
as,* Samuel,^ Samuel,'' Nicholas^), born at Jefferson, N. Y. ; 
married there Florence Hendrickson. Agriculturist. 

ChUd: 

Hannah Alice^° : m. Smith L. Multer. 



464 c. 

George Elmer' {Sylvanus M.,^ JSTahim,' Elijah,^ Elijah,' 
Thomas,* Samuel,^ Samuel,'^ Nicholas^), born at Jefferson, N. Y. ; 
married Romelie Hubbard. Agriculturist. 

Children : 

i. Blanche A.^" 

ii. Edna. 

iii. Harry. 

iv. Lucy. 

464 d. 

Charles L.^ {Sylvanus M.,^ JVahum,'' Elijah,^ Elijah,' 
TJiomas,* Samuel,^ Samuel,^ Nicholas^) , born at Jefferson, N. Y. ; 
married Flora Haines. Residence, St. Joseph, Mich. Painter. 

Child : 

Ethel.io 

464 e. 

Cllftord G.' (Sylvanus 31.,^ Nahum,'' Elijah,^ Elijah,' 
Tliomas,* Samuel,^ Samuel,^ Nicholas^), born at Jefferson, N. Y. ; 
married Nancy Stewart. Agriculturist. 

Children : 

i. Mabel E.^o 
ii. " Baby." 

464/. 

Herbert Mortlnier' (Erskine,^ JSfahum,'' Elijah,^ Elijah,' 
Thomas,* Samuel,^ Samuel,^ Nicholas^), born at Athens, N. Y., 
26 June, 1862; married at Milwaukee, Wis., 9 July, 1885, Lena 
Anna, daughter ofLudwig Pracht, born 5 Sept. 1848, at Buchenan, 
Kreis Biedenkopf, Preusen, Germany. 

Farmer and stamp collector ; clerk, letter-carrier, horticulturist, 
carpenter, author and inventor; resides at Benton Harbor, Mich. 



340 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

ChOd: 

Lillian Grace," b. at Chicago, 111., 13 April, 1886. 

465. 

Henry Jay," ( William A.,^ Heni-y 31.,'' Samuel,^ Elijah," 
Thomas,* Samuel,^ Samuel,'' Nicholas^) born 21 Nov. 1868; 
married 2 June, 1891, Mrs. Celia McKastern, daughter of Joseph 
and Susannah (Paget) Miller, born in Aurora, 111., 9 July, 1862. 
Resides at Bowling Green, O. 
Child : 
Elwood Miller," b. 1 April, 1892. 

466. 

Almon George," {William A., ^ Henry M.,'' Samuel,^ Eli- 
jah,^ Thomas,* Samuel,^ Samuel,^ Micholas^) born 24 June, 
1870; died 4 March, 1899; married June 25, 1891, Helen 
Matilda, daughter of James and Eliza (Brookes) AVjthe, born in 
Buffalo, 10 Dec. 1870. 

Child : 

Ethel May," b. 6 Nov. 1891. 

466 a. 

Arthur Jerome" ( William A.,^ Henry 31.,'' Samuel,^ Eli- 
jah,^ Thomas,* Samuel,^ Sam^iel,^ JV^icholas^), born 26 June, 
1875 ; married 25 Sept. 1901, Christina Van Natter. Residence, 
Buff'alo, N. Y. 

467. 

George Chester" {Almon G.,^ Asa H.,^ Asa,^ Elijah,'' 
Thomas,* Samiiel,^ Samuel,^ JVicholas^), born at Washington, 
111., 11 Aug. 1862; grad. Chicago Law School 1882; several 
years cashier of his father's bank; in 1899, with his brother-in-law, 
Mr. McCoy, purchased the Gas and Electric Light Plants of De- 
catur, 111. ; sold and removed to Hammond, Ind., where he built a 
gas plant ; sold to an association, and removed to Independence, 
Mo., where he owns the lighting plant. 

He married 12 Sept. 1882, Peachy Bacon, of Louisville, Ky. 

Children : 

i. Byron," now a pupil at Armour Institute, Chicago, 111. 
ii. Frances Y„ in school at Knoxville, 111. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 341 



468. 

Henry F.' (Thomas H.,^ Thomas A.,' Joseph,'' Thomas," 
Thomas,* Jonathan,* Jonathan,^ Nicholas^), born 1 April, 1837 ; 
married 10 Oct. 1859, Elosia T. Blaisdell, born in Nov. 1840. 

Child : 

Nellie Amanda,^'' b. 8 Jan. 1860. 



468 a. 

Frank Hoffman^ {Thomas Henry, ^ Thomas A.,"" Joseph,^ 
Thomas,^ Thomas,* Jonathan,"^ Jonathan,"^ JSficholas^) born in 
Boston 3 Jan. 1869; married 15 Sept. 1897, Grace Elizabeth, 
daughter of George Henry and Mary Elizabeth (Adams) Duetin, 
born 20 Jan. 1871. He is a broker; residence Somerville. 

Child : 

Marion,io b. 1 June, 1900. 



469. 

George Marshall® (Benjamin F.,^ Benjamin F.,'' Thomas,'' 
Thomas,^ Thomas,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ Nicholas^) born 19 
May, 1853 ; farmer at Rindge ; married 15 April, 1880, Emma 
A. Jones, of Rindge, born 19 April, 1858. The pair weighed on 
the wedding day, 460 pounds. He died 5 Dec. 1891. 

Children : 

i. Marcus,^" K 20 Jan. 1881. 
n. Mabel, j 

iii. Grace, b. 17 Sept. 1889. 

iy. Clarence, ) ^_ ^^ ^gg^^ 

V. Florence,) -'^ 

470. 

Alfred H.® (Ehenezer,^ Jonathan,'' Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ 
Jonathan,* Jonathan,'^ Jonathan,^ JVicholas^) born 25 Cept. 
1827 ; married in 1851, Lucia R. Clement; residence, Hamburg, la. 



471. 

Charles^ (Fbenezer,^ Jonathan.," Jonathan,'^ Jonathan,^ Jo- 
nathan^ Jonathan^ Jonathan- JSFicholas^) bom in May, 1832; 
married Marcia Alexander. Residence, Ainsworth, Nebraska. 



342 DANTORTH GENEALOGY. 

472. 
Samuel Salem® or Sainiuel Silas® {James,^ Jonathan,'' Jona- 
than,^ Jonathan,^ Jonathan,* Jonathan,* Jonathan,^ Nicholas^), 
born 11 March, 1849; married 2 July, 1873, in Massena, N. Y., 
Jenny C, daughter of Henry B. and Caroline C. (Morse) White. 
Residence, Massena Springs, N. Y., "using part of the house built 
by his father 76 years ago." 
Children : 

i. Kate L.^*^ ; m. 18 Jan. 1900, James Phipps. 
ii. Cora ; m. 12 Feb. 1901, John P. McLean. 

473. 
Albert Lewis® {Albert G.,^ Leonard,'' Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ 
Jonathan,'^ Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ Mcholas^), born 26 April, 
1847 ; married Mary Ellen Stoddard, of Stamford, P. Q. 
Children : 

i. George Albert.^" 
ii. Harry Fitzgerald. 
iii. Alice. 

474. 
Harvey Lewis® {Harvey B.,^ Leonard,'' Jonathan,^ Jona- 
than,^ Jonathan,'^ Jonathan,^ Jonathan,'^ Nicholas^), born 28 
March, 1853 ; married 2 Aug. 1880, Sarah L. Holmes. 

474«. 
Albert Calvin® (Albon James,^ Luther,'' Jonathan,^ Jona- 
than,' Jonathan,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ Nicholas^), born at 
Bombay, N. Y., 17 May, 1848; was educated at Fort Covington 
Academy; at the age of 17 enlisted in the same regiment with his 
father, the 14th N. Y. Heavy Artillery, and served to the end of the 
war. Studied for the ministry and entered the Black River Confer- 
ence of the M. E. Church ; is now (1902) presiding elder of Water- 
town District of the Northern N. Y. Conference ; residing at Water- 
Lown, N. Y. 

He married 11 May, 1875, Lucy Maroa, daughter of Rufus and 
Adeline (Wilcox) Davenport, of Malone, N. Y., born at Bangor, 
N. Y., 10 April, 1852. 
Children : 

i. Guy RufuSj^" b. at West Stockholm, N. Y., 12 June, 1876 ; 
grad. Univ. of Buffalo Deutal College; m. 11 June, 1900, 
Anna B., dau. of Philip and Ida Sage, of Copenhagen, N. Y. 
He is a dentist in Watertown, N. Y. 
ii. Harley Albon, b. at Nicholsville, N. Y., 4 Dec. 1881*; grad. 
Mexico, N. Y., High School. REsides with parents. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 343 



474 6. 

Leslie Russell' {Alhon James,^ Luther,'' Jonathan,^ Jona- 
than,^ Jonathan,* Jonathan,'^ Jonathan,^ Nicholas^), born at 
Bombay, N. Y., 29 March, 1849 ; married Margaret Ann, daugh- 
ter of Robert and Mary Ann BLick, born at Oswego, N. Y,, 1 May, 
1856. He is a minister of the M. E. Church, now (1902) pastor 
of the First Church of Haverhill, Mass. 

Children : 

i. Mary Frances,^" b. at Quincy 8 Oct. 1873. 
ii. Calvin Otis, b. at Fort Covington, N. Y., 20 Jan. 1876. 
ill. Ella Leeta, b. at Groveton, N. H., 9 July, 1886. 
iv. Lottie Estelle, b. at Goffstown, N. H., 16 Oct. 1890 ; cl. at 
Lancaster, N. H., 20 May, 1897. 

474 c. 

Charles Winters® (Albon James, ^ Luther,'' Jonathan,^ Jo- 
nathan,^ Jonathan,'^ Jonathan,^ Jonathan,'^ Nicholas^^, bom at 
Fort Covington, N. Y. Resides at Manchester, N. H. 

474 d. 

Otis Stanley® (Albon James,^ Luther,'' Jonathan,^ Jona- 
than,^ Jonathan,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,"^ JV^icholas^ ) born at Fort 
Covington, N. Y. He entered the ministry of the Baptist church 
at Manchester, N. H., but after two years of successful work re- 
signed and joined the Methodist Conference. He was a very popu- 
lar minister, occupying prominent pulpits and much esteemed 
wherever he went. Attended the Chicago Danforth Family Meet- 
ing, and will be remembered with pleasure by all who saw and heard 
him there. He died of Bright's disease at the home of his brother. 
Rev. A. C. Danforth, at Cfayton, N. Y., 15 Sept. 1896. He mar- 
ried Minnie J., daughter of George F. and Martha Marshall, of 
Colebrook, N. H. She survives him and resides at Brockton, Mass. 

Children : 

i. Angie Mae,^" b. 16 Nov. 1885. 

ii. Richard Otis, b. 27 July, 1891 ; resides with his uncle, Rev. 
Leslie R. Danforth. 



474 e. 

William Faber® (Albon James,^ Luther,'' Jonathan,^ Jona- 
than,° Jonathan," Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ Nicholas^), was some 
time overseer in a large cotton mill at Bedford, Mass. 



344 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

474/ 

Stanley Faber' {Stanley Faber,^ Luther,'' Jonathan,^ Jo- 
nathan,^ Jonathan,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ jSficholas^) , born 16 
March, 1866 ; married, first, Susan Dingman ; married second, 
Cora Voodar. Resides at Dexter, N. Y. 
Children : 

i. Gordon,!" b. 18 March, 1898. 
ii. Gertrude, b. Feb. 1901. 

475. 

Charles Frederick® (Isaac,^ Israel,'' David,^ Jonathan,^ 
Jonathan,'^ Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ JSficholas^^, married Elizabeth 
Darling. He is a shoe manufacturer at Bangor, Me. 

Child : 
Joseph.!" 

476. 

Frederick® {Charles,'^ Israel,'' David,^ Jonathan,^ Jona- 
than,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,'^ JSficholas^^ , born 8 Feb. 1848; 
married 6 Dec. 1880, Caroline A. Stevens, of Pittston. He is a 
civil engineer. Residence, Gardiner, Me. 

Children : 

i. George Clapp,^" b. 9 Sept. 1881. 
ii. Margaret. 
iii. Richard. 

477. 

George Frederick® (Franklin,^ Israel,'' David,^ Jonathan,^ 
Jonathan,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ JSTicholas^ ) , bom 7 Sept. 
1844; married 31 Dec. 1871, Emma Maria Sawyer, of Norridge- 
vvock. Me. He is a dentist at Norridgewock. 

Children : 

i. Alice,!" b. 8 June, 1874. 
ii. Henry. 

478. 

Edward Franklin® {Franklin,^ Israel,'' David,^ Jonathan,^ 
Jonathan,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ Nicholas^ ), born 1 Sept. 
1856 ; married Harriet Cowan, of Riverside, Me. Lawyer, Skow- 
hegan, Me. 
Children : 
i. Annie.!" 
ii. Franklin. 



DANFOETH GENEALOGY. 345 

480. 

Henry Gold' {George Franklin,^ Isaac,'' Davicl,^ Jonathan,^ 
Jonathan,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,'' Nicholas'^, born at Kochester, 
N. Y., 14 June, 1854; grad. H. U. 1877, LL.B. 1880; nian-ied 
8 Nov. 1888, Edwina Louisa, daughter of Edwin and Josephine 
(Hewes) Blake, of Buffalo, N. Y. He is a lawyer of large prac- 
tice, residing in Rochester. 

481. 

Geoege Heney^ {George Henry," Aaron,'' Benjamin,'^ Jona- 
tlian,^ Jonathan,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,- Nicholas^), born 18 
Oct. 1859 ; married 7 Oct. 1881, Laura E. Clark, of Rockland, Me. 



482. 

Joseph Francis' {Joseph Varnmn,^ Aaron,'' Benjamin,^ 
Benjamin,^ Jonathan,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ Nicholas^), born 
in Troy, N. H., 31 Dec. 1854; married 12 Oct. 1882, in Cincin- 
nati, O., Elizabeth Frances, daughter of Joseph and Alice (Thomas) 
Folmer, born in Cincinnati, O., 1 May, 1857. 

Children : 

i. Josephine Frances,^" b. in Cameron, 111., 14 July, 1883. 
ii. Joseph Charles, b. in Cameron, 111., 20 Julj, 1885. 



483. 

Phineas Aranthus' {Phineas Alpheus,^ Robert,'' SamueJ,^ 
Benjamin,^ Jonathan,* Jonathan,* Jonathan,^ JSficholas^) , born 
in Ogden, N. Y., 28 March, 1828; died at Rochester, N. Y., 6 
Nov. 1874; married at Gait, Ont., 7 Oct. 1852, Elizabeth 
Cheeseman, born in Gait, Ont., 18 April, 1836. Mrs. Elizabeth 
(Cheeseman) Danforth married second, 8 June, 1882, David 
Rudman, of Irondequoit, Monroe co., N. Y. ; he died 1 March, 
1887. 

Children : 

i. Minerva Hephzibah,i^ b. m Gait 18 Aug. 1853 ; d. at Roch- 
ester 14 Feb. 1859. 

ii. Frances Eliza, b. at Flora, Ont., 4 Dec. 1855 ; m. 24 Jan. 
1881, John Edward Swift, sou of John Wm. and Celia (Aus- 
tin) Swift, b. in Chicago, 111., 12 Feb. 1857. 

iii. John Alpheus, b. in Gainesville, N. Y., 24 Feb. 1857 ; d. at 
Rochester 3 July, 1859. 



346 DANTORTH GENEALOGY. 

iv. Harriet Elizabeth, b. in Rochester 12 Oct. 1858; d. at 
Salem, Ont., 6 Nov. 1868. 

V. George Edwin, b. iii Rochester 18 Feb. 1861 ; d. at St. Cath- 
erine's, Ont., 27 Sept. 1861. 

vi. Eunice Manning, b. at St. Catherine's, Ont., 27 June, 1862 ; 
d. at Rochester, N. Y., 24 July, 1900; m, 31 Dec. 1883, 
George E. Hodges, b. in Bowdoinham, Me., 22 July, 1854. 
Res. Rochester. 

Children of George E. and Eunice M. (Danforth) Hodges : 

1. Florence Ethel Hodges, b. in Rochester 22 Dec. 1884. 

2. George Raymond Hodges, b. in Rochester 7 Feb., d. 7 

June, 1886. 

3. Eunice Mabel Hodges, b. in Rochester 11 June, d. 

6 Aug. 1887. 

4. Willie Hodges, b. in Rochester 10 April, 1890 ; d. 

10 Aug. 1890. 

vii. Hephzibah Cross, b. in Salem, Ont., 12 March, 1864; m. in 
Rochester 16 June, 1887, .John Frederic Farber, son of John 
Philip and Sarah Elizabeth (EUwanger) Farber, b. 3 March, 
1863. Res. Rochester. 

Children of John F. and Hephzibah C. (Danforth) Farber : 

1. Elizabeth Danforth Farber, b. in Rochester 24 June, 

1888. 

2. Frederick EUwanger Farber, b. in Rochester 31 Dec. 

1897. 

viii. Evelyn, b. in Salem, Out., 29 March, 1866 ; d. at Irondequoit, 

N. Y., 3 March, 1883. 
ix. Elizabeth, b. in Salem, Ont., 6 April, 1868; m. in Batavia, 
N. Y., 3 May, 1892, Shirley Nelson, son of Dwight and Anne 
(Pease) Osborn, b. at Newbury, O,, 13 July, 1868. Residence, 
Cleveland, O. 
Child : 

Evelyn Danforth Osborn, b. 17 Nov. 1893. 

483 a. 

Augustus Melville^ {Phineas A.,^ Robert,'' Samuel," Ben- 
jamin,^ JonatJian,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan," JVicIiolas^), born in 
Rochester, N. Y., 6 July, 1831; died 8 Oct. 1890; residence, 
Gainesville, N. Y. ; P. O., Silver Springs. He married in Gaines- 
ville, N. Y., 22 Sept. 1859, Thcrina Maria, daughter of Daniel 
and Mary E. (St. Clair) Freeman, born in Rutland, Vt., 14 Dec. 
1840. 

Children : 

544. i. Frederic Mortimer,'^ b. in Gainesville 14 Aug. 1860. 

545. ii. Louis Edward, b. in Gainesville 20 Aug. 1863. 

Two other children died in infancy. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. • 347 



484. 

George Douglas* (Hiram,^ Cyrus,'' Samuel,'' Benjamin," 
Jonathan,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,'' Nicholas'), born in Fletcher, 
Vt., 16 March, 1855; farmer; P. O. address, Buck Hollow, 
Franklin co., Vt. Married 25 Oct. 1877, Emma Dell Rugg, born 
in Fairfax, Vt., 14 Feb. 1856. 

Children : 

i, Harlan Douglas,^" b. 5 Oct. 1878. 

ii. Jennie Bell, b. 21 June, 1880. 

iii. Allen Elbridge, b. 29 April, 1886. 

iv. Hazel Dell, b. 3 March, 1887. 

V. Nina Pearl, b. 8 Sept. 1889. 

vi. Inez Jessie, b. at BuckhaUow, Vt., 28 Sept. 1894. 



485. 

Daniel Sylvester** (Isaac Hill,^ Daniel C.,' Peter, ^ Benja- 
min,^ Jonathan,'^ Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ Nicholas^), born at St. 
Albans, Vt., 27 May, 1848 ; was many years conductor on Central 
Vt. Railway ; sometime proprietor of Albion Hotel, Montreal ; 
married 22 Jan. 1868, Eunice G. Wheeler, of Fletcher, Vt. Re- 
sides (1902) at St. Albans, Vt. Has taken great interest in Free 
Masonry ; has attained the " 33d degree " and held very high ofl&ces 
in the fraternity. 



486. 

Dana Stephen® {Elisha Lee,^ Daniel C.,'' Deter, ^ Benjamin,^ 
Jonathan,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ J^icholas'), born in Liberty, 
O., 12 June, 1853; married 16 Oct. 1877, Julia Amanda Riner, 
born in Onarga, 111., 2 Jan. 1859. Resides (1902) at Del Rey, 
Iroquois, co., 111. 

Children : 

1. Mart Abbt,i« b. 15 July, 1878; m. 25 Jan. 1900, Charles 
Murphy, b. 29 Aug. 1870. 

Children : 

1. Vera May Murphy, b. 19 Dec. 1900. 

2. Lela Pearl Murphy, b. 24 Aug. 1901. 

ii. Arthur Lee, b. 9 April, 1882. 
iii. Walter Clyde, b. 6 Nov. 1885. 
iv. Ray Riner, b. 3 Oct. 1890. 



348 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 



487. 

Philander Gordon® {Samuel,^ David,'' Peter,'^ Benjamin,^ 
Jonathan,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ JVichoIas^'), born 25 April, 
1855; married 9 April, 1887, Dora Skidmore, born 5 Dec. 1857, 
Mansfield, O. ; painter and decorator; res. Elkhart, Ind. (1890). 



Thomas Cor\^tn® {Jeremiah Morroto,^ David,'' Peter, ^ Benja- 
min,^ Jonathan,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ Nicholas^) , born in Union 
CO., O., 14 Sept. 1848 ; married 2 April, 1884, Charlotte Elizabeth 
Langworthy, born in Princeton, O., 8 Dec. 1861, He was for sev- 
eral years a school teacher, and was editor of the "Record," Eed 
Oak, Iowa. In 1890 in mercantile business with his brother-in-law, 
Robert A. Linn. In 1902 merchant, and postmaster at Peoria, O. 

Children : 

i. Polly Roberta,^" b. 14 April, 1888. 
ii. WiLLETTA Elizabeth, b. 5 May, 1889. 

488a. 

David Sargent' {Jeremiah M.,^ David,'' Peter,^ Benjamin,^ 
Jonathan,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,'^ JVicholas^) born at Raymond's, 
O., 24 Jan. 1861 ; married 3 April, 1884, Jenny May Tobey, born 
at York Centre, O., 16 Sept. 1863. He is a farmer; lived on the 
farm where he was born many years. After several removals resides 
(1902) near Marysville, O. 

Children : 

i. Gkace Mat,!'' ^^ jg ^eh. 1885. 

ii. Thomas Dwight, b. 22 Aug. 1889. 

iii. Florence Marguerite, b. 12 Jan. 1884. 



489. 

George Dexter' {Oapt. Joseph,^ Joseph,'' Josiah,^ Joseph,^ 
8amuel,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ JSficholas^), born 23 Jan. 1843; 
married 18 Nov. 1875, Ann Ella Teague, born 19 May, 1851 ; died 
6 April, 1881. He is a miller and box manufacturer, resides at 
Tyngsboro. With his father he took great interest in the commence- 
ment of the Danforth Family Meetings and has rendered valuable as- 
sistance to the committee preparing this volume, in matter relating 
to this section of the family. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 349 

Children : 

i. Joseph Dexter,^o b. 8 Sept. 1876; )in class of 1902, Tufts 

ii. Charles Wakuen, b. 12 Aug. 1878 ; j College. 

iii. Ellon Teague, b. 5 April, 1881, — 26 hours old when his mother 

died; has served at the Philippine Islands in Co. C, 21st U. S. 

Infantry ; was honorably discharged 29 Jan. 1902. 

490. 

Kev. James^ {James M.D.,^ Josiah,'' Josiah,^ Joseph,^ Sam- 
uel,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,- Nicholas^), born in New Boston, N. 
H., 2 July, 1846; married in July, 1884, Carolina F., daughter of 
Capt. Joseph Danforth (No. 351). 

He was graduated at Meadville ; entered the ministry and was 
ordained pastor of the First Parish in Dunstable 11 Nov. 1884. 
Resides now in Tyngsboro. 

491. 

Ola Henry' {Joseph Henrij,^ Asa,'' Josiah,^ Joseph,^ Sam- 
uel,'^ Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ Nicholas^), born 19 June, 1858; 
married 24 Oct. 1885, Annie Gray, daughter of Alexander and 
Mary (Barton) Gray, born in Oldtown, 1 Sept. 1858 ; resided for- 
merly at North Stratford, N. H. ; removed to Oldtown, Me. 

Children : 

i. Joseph Harry,io b. 6 May, 1888. 
ii. Herbert Gray, b. 9 Dec. 1889. 

492. 

Theodore Thomas^ {Thomas,'' Thomas,^ Thomas,^ Samuel,^ 
Jonathan,'^ Jonathan,^ Nicholas^), born 30 July, 1855 ; died in 
Walla Walla, Wash., 21 March, 1891; shoe dealer in Dunkirk, 
N. Y. Married 25 June, 1889, in Dunkirk, Harriet C. Fullager. 

Child : 
Thomas Fullager, ^° b. in Dunkirk, 6 Oct. 1891. 

492 a. 

Henry Joel® {Joel,^ TJiomas,'' Thomas,^ Thomas,^ Samuel,* 
Jonathan,^ Jonathayi,^ Nicholas^) born at Jamestown, N. Y., 27 
July, 1865; married at Toledo, O., 21 Sept. 1892, Alice M., 
daughter of Alfred and Mary Kellar, bom at Sandusky, O., 30 Sept. 
1868. Residence, Milwaukee, Wis. 
Children : 

i. Ralph Kellar,^" b. at Warren, Pa., 26 June, 1893. 
ii. Martha, b. at Milwaukee, Wis., 30 Nov. 1897. 



350 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

493. 

AsAHEL Beach' (Jw5^m,® TJiomas Paine,'' Jonathan,^ Thomas,^ 
Samuel,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ Nicholas^), born in Rutledge, 
N. Y., 30 Sept. 1831 ; married first, 2 Sept. 1854, Sila Elizabeth 
West, born in Warren co.. Pa., 14 Oct. 1836 ; died at Greenville, 
Mich., 3 March, 1864. He married second, at Greenville, in July 
1865, Mary Ann, daughter of Garrett and Maria Sager, born in 
Albany, N. Y., 19 Nov. 1835. In furniture business, Ovid, Mich. 

Children : 

550. i. EsTELLES Horace,^" b. in Lament, Mich., 2 March, 1856. 

551. ii. Clarence West, b. in Greenville, Mich., 3 May, 1858. 

iii. Leslie, b. in 1860 ; d. in Nov. 1875 ; drowned, skating on 

Thanksgiving day. 
iv. Hattie Maud, b. in Greenville, Mich., 27 Nov. 1867. 

494. 

Van Ness George® {Justin,^ Thomas Paine,'' Jonathan,' 
Thomas,^ 8amuel,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ Nicholas^), born in 
Columbus, Pa., 12 Sept. 1836 ; hotel keeper and merchant, Detroit, 
Marion co., Oregon. Married in Greenville, Mich., 6 Dec. 1860, 
Lucina Almira, daughter of Isaac D. and Deborah (Church) MiUer, 
born in Pontiac, Mich,, 14 April, 1837. 

Children : 

i. DeWitt Weslet,^° b. in Greenville, Mich., 21 Jan. 1865 ; res. 

Detroit, Oregon, 
ii. Florence Alma, b. in Greenville, 24 Aug. 1868 ; d. in Sept. 
1897 ; m. Clyde S. Keep, 2 Dec. 1885 ; b. in Eckford. Mich., 
21 Nov. 1860, son of Simeon Bert and Catherine (Rickner) 
Keep ; tel. operator, Grand Ledge, Mich. 

ChUd of Clyde S. and Florence A. (Danforth) Keep : 
Glen Allison Keep, b. in Rodney, 26 Sept. 1886. 

iii. Helen Adeline, b. in Evarts, Osceola co., Mich., 20 Nov. 1873 ; 
m. 12 Sept. 1893, Saxon Patten Kerr, b. in Quebec, Canada, 
31 Dec. 1854, son of George A. and Margaret (HaU) Kerr. 
Children of Saxon P. and Helen A. (Danforth) Kerr : 

1. George Saxon Kerr, b, 24 Aug. 1894. 

2. Marguerile Emily Kerr, b. 22 April, 1896. 

iv. Maude Ethel, b. in Greenvdle, 6 March, 1875 ; d. 12 Sept. 
1875. 

495. 

WiLLARD Johnson® {Justin,^ Thomas Paine,'' Jonathan,^ 
Thomas,^ Samuel,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ Nicholas^), born in 




Hon. Elliott Danforth. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 351 

Columbus, Pa., 22 May, 1841; married 17 Jan. 1872, Mary 
Margaret, daughter of Richard AVeeks and Mary (Downs) Pierce, 
born at Flat Rock, Mich., 28 April, 1844. She is a physician ; 
grad. Hahnemann Med. Coll., Chicago, 111. ; practised some time 
in Georgia. Is supreme medical examiner of the order of "The 
Ladies of the Maccabees." Residence, Port Huron, Mich. 



495 a. 

George Lintner' {Peter Srvart,^ George'' Jonathan," Thom- 
as,^ Samuel,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ Nicholas^), born 19 July, 
1844; married 15 Dec. 1869, Anita, daughter of George and 
Hannah (Daggett) Whitaker, of New York City. He is a lawyer, 
highly esteemed ; has taken interest in family history, and has in 
his possession many ancient commissions and memorials of service. 
Residence, Middleburg, N. Y. He was a member of the last State 
Constitutional Convention. 
Children : 

i. Anita,io b. 28 Dec. 1870 ; d. 5 March, 1872. 

ii. George Lintner, b. 13 Oct. 1873 ; d. 3 April, 1874. 

iii. Pierre Whitaker, b. 11 July, 1875. 

495 h. 

Elliot^ {Peter Swart,^ George,'' Jonathan," Thomas,^ Sam- 
uel,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,- JSficholas^) , born 6 March, 1850; 
married first, 17 Dec. 1874, Ida Prince, only child of Dr. Gervis 
Prince, president of the First National Bank of Bainbridge ; she 
died 5 Nov. 1895. He married second, Nov. 30, 1898, Mrs. 
Richard Mott Laimbeer, only daughter of James and Mary (Nes- 
bitt) Black. 

After receiving a liberal education he commenced the study of 
law in the office of his father, and was admitted to the bar in Janu- 
ary, 1872. Removing to the village of Bainbridge, N. Y., in the 
summer of 1878, he formed a law partnership with the Hon. 
George H. Winsor. He was chosen a member of the committee 
on prizes of the New York State Bar Association, and for three 
years held the office of president of the village of Bainbridge, and 
one of the directors of the First National Bank, subsequently be- 
coming its president. For nine years he was a member of the 
school board of his village. Mr. Danforth now entered into the 
broad field of politics. From the first liis affiliations were with 
the Democratic party, and he came before the people as a represen- 
tative of the young Democracy of the Jacksonian school. In 1880 he 
was a deleo-ate to the national Democratic convention at Cincinnati, 



352 DANTOETH GENEALOGY. 

and in 1884 to the Democratic national convention at Chicago. 
Soon after the election of the Hon. Lawrence J. Fitzgerald as 
state treasurer, in 1885, Mr. Danforth was appointed deputy state 
treasurer, and was re-appointed deputy for the term of two years. 
On the first of October, 1889, he was unanimously nominated by 
the Democratic convention at Syracuse for state treasurer, and was 
elected to that office, receiving a plurality of 16,000 over Gen. Ira 
M. Hedges. He was re-elected in 1891, over the same competitor, 
by a plurality of nearly 50,000. In 1892 he was a delegate 
to the Democratic national convention held at Chicago, and strongly 
advocated the nomination of Senator Hill for president. In 1894 
Mr, Danforth opened law offices in the Home Life Building in New 
York City, and has been very successful in his practice. In 1896 
he was a delegate to the Democratic national convention ; and at 
the Buffiilo convention Mr. Danforth was elected chairman of the 
Democratic state committee, and conducted the fight in this state 
for the nominees of the Chicago convention. In 1897, holding the 
same position, he carried through the campaign which resulted in 
the election of Alton B. Parker to the office of chief judge of the 
Court of Appeals by a plurality of 67,000. In 1898 he was nomi- 
nated for the office of lieut. governor, and ran 10,000 votes ahead 
of the ticket. In 1899 he was chairman of the executive committee 
of the state committee ; and in 1900 was a delegate to the memorable 
National Convention of the Democratic party at Kansas City. 

Mr. Danforth is a member of the Society of American Authors, 
and many of his literary addresses have been published, including 
the following : " The Indians of New York," " Old Schoharie," 
and " Mamaroneck." 
Children : 

i. Mart Prince,io b. 18 Nov. 1875 ; m. in March, 1898, Edward 

L. Knight. 
ii. Edward, b. 30 Dec. 1878 ; N. Y. Coll. of Physicians and Sur- 
geons, class of 1902 ; is to be one of the resident physicians 
of Bellevue Hospital after graduation. 

495 c. 

Charles Henry® (John,^ John,'' JoJm,^ JoJm,^ Saimtel,* Jona- 
than,^ Jonathan,^ Nicholas^), born 1 April, 1850; married 24 
Nov. 1875, Clara Eliza Hewes, of Lynnfield, born in Dec. 1850. 
Residence, Salem, Mass. In mci'cantile life. 
Children : 

i. Raymond Hrwks,^° b. 8 Nov. 1877. 
ii. Arthur Perkins, b. 19 Jan. 1879. 
iii. John, b. 19 Dec. 1880. 



DANTORXn GENEALOGY. 353 



496. 

Aaron Porter® {Aaron Flint, ^ Joseph,'' Joshua," Joshua," 
Samuel,* Jonathan,' Jonathan,'^ Nicholas* ) , bom 23 Nov. 1847 ; 
married 14 Feb. 1880, Catheriae Hotfman, of Clucago. He reeidea 
in Chicago ; has been a conductor on an express train to Rock Island 
for many years. 

Cliildren : 

i. Stanley Portek,i° b. 20 Oct. 1881 ; d. 17 April, 1882. 
ii. Clara Porter, b. in Nov. 1883. 
iii. Mary Louise, b. iu March, 1886. 



496a. 

Benjamin Perry* (Aaron F.,^ Joseph,'' Joseph,'^ Joshua," 
Samuel,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ ^icholas^ ), born in Nashua, 
N. H., 15 Feb. 1863; married -22 Feb. 1888, Mabel Lewis, of 
Lynn. Resides at West Peabody. Is a market gardener. 

Children : 

i. Benjamin LeoNj^" b. 21 Dec. 1888. 

ii. Esther Mabel, b. 30 March, 1890. 

iii. Edith Louise, b. 3 March, 1895. 

iv. Bernice Lillian, b. 9 Dec. 1896. 

V. Elbridge Putnam, b. 21 Dec. 1898 ; d. 22 Oct. 1899. 

vi. Susan Elizabeth, b. 2 March, 1901. 



497. 

Joseph Augustus* {George A.,^ Joseph,'' Joshua," Joshua," 
Samuel,* Jonatha7i,' Jonathan,^ Nicholas^), born in Middleton, 
8 July, 1855 ; married 24 Nov. 1874, in Danvers, Ellen O. Dris- 
coll, born in Ireland. Resides in Danvers. Is a gardener. 

Children : 

i. George Augustus,i° b. 23 Septi 1875 ; d. 8 May, 1876. 

ii. Joseph Augustus, b. 29 July, 1877. 

iii. Mary Ellen, b. 14 May, 1879. 

iv. Francis Edward, b. 16 Nov. 1880. 

V. Charles Timothy, b. 18 Feb. 1883. 

vi. William, b. 24 Dec. 1884. 

vii. James, b. 2 Sept. 1886. 

viii. Leo, b. iu Oct. 1888. 

ix, Alice, b. iu April, 1894. 



354 DANTORTH GENEALOGY. 



498. 

George Edwin' (^George A.,^ Josejih,'' Joshua,^ Joshua,^ 
Samuel,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,'^ Nicholas^) , born in Middleton, 
3 March, 1859 ; married 14 Aug. 1879, Miriam Richardson, daugh- 
ter of Gustavus and Nancy Tufts, born in 1860. 
Children : 

i. Eva MaV b. in Middleton 25 Aug. 1880; d. 15 Sept. 1881. 
ii. Dora Belle, b. in Middleton 14 Dec. 1882. 
iii. Norman Leroy, b. in Middleton 1 Aiig. 1886. 



500. 

Henry Porter® {Henry, ^ Jonathan R.,^ Jonathan,^ Jona- 
than,^ Samuel,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,'^ Nicholas^), born at Deer 
Creek, 111., 24 Dec. 1849; married first, 31 Jan. 1877, Sarah 
Lamphere ; she died 7 Sept. 1888. He married second, 11 Feb. 
1893, Lucia Scott. Removed in 1872 to Fairbury, 111. In 1893 
resided at Cropsey, McLean co., 111. 

Children : 
560. i. William Leslie,^" b. 13 June, 1878. 
ii. Henry Albert, b. 15 Nov. 1881. 
iii. Leroy. 

501. 

Byron Walker® {Henry, ^ Jonathan R.,'' Jonathan,^ Jona- 
than,^ Samuel,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,"^ Nicholas^), born at Deer 
Creek, 111., 23 Jan. 1852; went in 1873 to Fairbury, 111. ; has a 
farm; is engaged in stock raising; married 11 Feb. 1873, Phebe 
Van Camp, of Deer Creek, 111. 
Child : 

Nellie May,^« b. 3 May, 1875; m. 10 March, 1897, Ira, son 
of John T. and Ellen" H. Brown, b. 12 Oct. 1874. He is a 
farmer ; resides at Fairbury, 111. 
Child : 

Lura Marie Brown, b. 17 July, 1899. 

502. 

Lewis Judd® {Henry, ^ Jonathan R.,^ Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ 
Snmiel,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ Nicholas^^, born at Deer Creek, 
111., 13 Sept. 1858; married 11 Jan. 1883, Julia Kingsbury, of 
Washington, 111., born 22 July, 1860. Residence, Deer Creek, 
111, ; he is president of the Deer Creek Bank. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 355 



Children : 

i. Geokge Henry," b. 24 Sept. 1884. 

ii. James Walkeh, b. 17 April, 1887. 

iii. Elsie Harlan, b. o Dec. 1800. 

iv. Isabella, b. 24 Oct. 1894. 

V. Mary Florence, b. 10 July, 1897. 

vi. Harlan Kingsbury, b. 22 Aug. 1900. 



503. 

James Austin® (Henyy,^ Jonathan R . ,'' Jonathan,^ Jonathan,' 
Samuel,* Jonathan,'* Jonathan,^ Nicholas^), born at Deer Creek, 
111., 23 April, 1861; married, 7 Dec. 1887, Mary, daughter of 
Benjamin and Elizabeth B. Pratt, born 30 March, 186(3. He ie 
vice-president of the Deer Creek Bank. 

Child : 

Benjamin Austin," b. 16 Feb. 1889. 



504. 

Chaeles Ward® {Roderick Foster,^ Charles,'^ Keyes,^ Jona- 
than,^ Samuel,* Jonathan,'^ Jonathan,^ Nicholas^), bom 30 
April, 1859, at Stone Church, Genessee co., N. Y. ; married in 
Baltimore 19 Oct. 1879, Marion Washington, daughter of Richard 
W. and Mary E. (Powell) Vaughan, born in Dover, Va., 22 Feb. 
1860. Residence, Baltimore, Md. ; in railroad business. 

Children : 

i. Julia Powell,^" b. in Baltimore 4 Oct. 1880. 

ii. Cameron Ward, b. in Bahimore 23 May, 1882. 

iii. Ruth Elizabeth, b. in Baltimore 28 Sept. 1884. 

iv. Ira Hamilton, b. in Baltimore 17 Feb. 1888. 



505. 

Montgomery Elias® {Roderick Foster,^ Charles,'' Keyes,^ 
Jonathan,^ Samuel,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,'^ Nicholas^ ),hovn at 
Stone Church, N. Y., 16 Oct. 1861 ; married in Washington, 14 
Dec. 1892, Mary Howe Pool, born in Bertie co., N. C, 26 Feb. 
1860. (Her father, Hon. John Pool, U. S. senator 1867-1873, 
died 16 Aug. 1884, aged 59 years ; he married 16 Dec. 1856, 
Elizabeth, daughter of Dr. Wm. Mebane, of Bertie co, N. C. ; she 
died 16 Oct. 1873, aged 37.) 

Residence, Washington, D. C. ; manager of the Washington 
branch of the United States Radiator Co. of Dunkirk, N. Y. 



356 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 



506. 

Roderick Foster' (^Roderick Foster ^^ Oharles,'' Keyes,^ Jona- 
thans^ Samuel^* Jonatlian^^ Jonathans'^ Nicholas^) s born 12 May, 
1863 ; married Minerva Shannon, daughter of George T. and Lydia 
Sheldon, born 5 March, 1863. Grad. Georgetown Medical College 
in 1885 ; is a surgeon in the U. S. Navy ; now stationed (1902) at 
Cebu, Philippine Islands. 

507. 

John Bartense' {Roderick Foster^* Charles,'' Keyes,^ Jona- 
than,^ Samuel,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan, ^^ Nicholas^ ) , born 29 May, 
1865; married 20 Aug. 1890, at Washington, Gertrude Eva Bee. 

He is manager of the Knox Express Co. of Washington, D. C. 

507«. 

Jesse C* {Timothy 8.,^ Timothy,'' David,^ David," Jacob,* 
Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ Nicholas^), born in 1834; married first, 
Annette, daughter of Samuel W. and Elizabeth T. Walker, of 
Norridgewock, Me. He married second, Mary E. Walker, sister of 
his first wife. 
Child: 
George A.,^" b. in Danbury ; m. Lilla E., dan. of Charles S. and 
Mary Cawley, b. in Haverhill, N. H., 1858. 

508. 

Alfred W.' {Timothy S.,^ Timothy,'' David, ^ David, ^ Jacob,'- 
Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ Nicholas^), born in Amherst, N. H., in 
1844; married 8 Sept. 1873, Alice A., daughter of Daniel Eaton, 
born in Randolph, Vt., in 1850. 
Children : 

i. Bertha Eaton,'" b. in Reading 2 Sept. 1874. 
ii. Percy Ray, b, in Reading 19 Oct. 1877. 
iii, Alice Lucy, b. in Readiug 22 Nov. 1880. 

509. 

Frank W.' {Timothy S.,' Timothy,' David," David,' Jacob,* 
Jonathan,^ Jonathan,- Nicholas^), born at Amherst, N. H., in 
1847 ; married 14 May, 1868, Emma I., daughter of Sewall and 
Margaret Pierce, born in Winchester 1850. 
Children : 

i. Alfred L.,^° b. in Winchester 6 Nov. 1868. 

ii. Clarence Artuur, b. at Reading 22 Dec. 1878 ; d. 9 Aug. 1879. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 357 



510. 

Col. Charles Carroll' {Joel Crosby,^ Timothi/,' David,' 
David," Jacob,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ Nicholas^), born in April, 
1831 ; married 23 July, 18G0, Mary A. Holmes, of Nashua. 

He went to Wisconsin about 1855», where he remained till 1872, 
when he returned to Concord, where he has since resided. Is a 
member of the firm of Morrill & Danforth, Insurance Agents ; is 
connected with several insurance and investment companies. Has 
been a Freemason since Feb. 17, 1859, and has taken numerous 
degrees and honors in the fraternity. Has served the public as 
member and clerk of the House of Repi'esentatives ; colonel on 
governor's staff; member constitutional convention; chairman of 
Police Commission of Concord, member of Pan-xVmerican Exposi- 
tion commission, etc. He took an active part in several of the 
family meetings. 



511. 

Charles Blanchard' {Charles Pinchney,^ Timothy,'' David,^ 
David," Jacob,* Jonathan,* Jonathan,^ JSTicholas* ), born in Nashua, 
N. H., 30 May, 1841 ; died of pneumonia 15 Jan. 1890; married 
12 July, 1863, Frances Elizabeth, daughter of Charles W. and 
Lydia Church (Tripp) Adams, of Rochester, N. Y., born 24 March, 
1842 ; died 17 Sept. 1898, and was buried beside her husband and 
his parents in Farm Cemetery, Hudson, N. H. 

He was educated in the public schools of Nashua and Northfield 
Academy : learned the printer's trade and was a compositor in the 
offices of the "Oasis" and "Grazette," of Nashua, and was foreman 
and afterward city editor of the Manchester Daily Mirror. He was 
connected with the Boston Herald, as reporter, music and dramatic 
critic, and city editor, from 1861 until his death in 1890. 

In the position of city editor, particularly, Mr. Danforth displayed 
capacity and fidelity of a high order. 

The Herald's obituary notice was a fine tribute to his worth ; we 
quote its opening lines : 

" By the death of jMt. Charles B. Danforth, the Herald loses one of the 
oldest and most trusty members of its staff. The mere statement that he 
held the office of city editor on this paj^er for twenty-five years is sufficient 
proof of his capacity and fidelity." 

Children : 

1. Chables FREr)ERiCK,^°born in Boston 10. July, 1864. Educated 
at the Brimmer, Chauncy Hall and English High Schools ; he 



358 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

early entered tlie Insurance business and is a fire inspector, 
working especially for the prevention of conflagrations. He is 
an enthusiastic sportsman and writer on angling and hunting. 

ii. Helen Marion, b. 14 Sept. 1866 ; died 11 Sept. 1867. 

iii. Frank Pierce, b. 8 May 18G9. He was educated at Nashua, 
N. H., and became a photographer. Has an establishment in 
Rosario, Argentine Republic ; is a lecturer on South American 
topics ; like his brother, a member of the order of the Sons of 
the American Revolution. 



512. 

George Kendall® (^Andrew Jachson^^ David ^"^ David, ^ 
David,^ Jacob,* Jonathan,^ Jo7iathan,'^ JVicholas^), born at Cot- 
tage Hill, Cal., 31 Oct. 1857 ; married 25 Dec. 1882, Emma Jane, 
daughter of Daniel Sherman and Asenath (Cummings) Baker, of 
Nevada City, Cal. He learned, at an early age, the trade of mining 
engineer at Virginia City, Nov., and has w^orked at it a large part 
of his life ; was with the St. Gothard and Nevada City mine five 
years. At other times has followed the business of freighting among 
the Sierra Nevadas. Residence, Nevada City. 
Children : 

i. Sherman Edward,^" b. 4 Jan. 1884; in High School, class of 

1903. 
ii. George Herbert, b. 22 Dec. 1886 ; learning the blacksmith's 

iii. Ida Mat, b. 5 May, 1891 ; d. 10 March, 1892. 
iv. Nellie Elizabeth, b. 16 Jan. 1895. 



513. 

Charles Henry® (Charles O.,^ Simeon G.,'' Solomon,'^ David,* 
Jacoh,'^ Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ Nicholas^ ) , born in Amherst, N. H., 
22 March, 1837 ; shoe dealer ; res. Reading. Married 23 May, 
1861, Sarah Frances, daughter of John and Eliza J. Lovejoy, of 
Amherst, born 13 Nov. 1836. 

Child : 

Charles Merrick," b. in Reathug 13 Oct. 1866; d. 19 Feb. 1895 ; 
m. Nellie M. Brown, b. 16 July, 1863. She is a music teacher. 
Ch : Harold Elwyn,^^ b. 2 Oct. 1892. 



514. 

John Murray^ {Daniel Osgood,^ Simeon (7./ Solomon,^ Da- 
vid,^ Jacob,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ Nicholas^), born at Amherst, 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 359 

N. H., 21 Aug. 1845 ; farmer ; married in Merrimack, by his father, 
16 Jan. 1878, Mrs. Sarah Augclinc (Coburn) Sargent, born in 
Tyngsboro, 14 Oct. 1837 ; resides at Nashua; machinist. 
Children : 

i. Leox ELLSAroRTn,^° b. 22 March, 1880; gratl, Nashua High 
School 1898 ; did a large corn ball business while a mere boy ; 
is now a newspaper reporter and correspondent. 

ii. Eatmond Edwin, b. 23 Aug. 188G. 

515. 

George Elmer' {Daniel Osgood,^ Simeon Ciimmings^'' Solo- 
mon,^ David,' Jacob,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ I^icholas^), hoxn 
at Amherst, N. H., 13 Nov. 1861 ; married 21 Oct. 1885, Annie 
P. March. Residence, Manchester, N. H. 

Child : 

DOKOTHT.^° 

516. 

Clarence' {Jacob I.,* Rufus,'' Solomon,'^ David,'' Jacob,* 
Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ JSTicJiolas^), born 2 Oct. 1857 ; married 31 
Oct. 1881, Elizabeth N. Daniel, born 27 Jan. 1855. Kesides at 
Newburyport. 

Child : 



Flossie.^** 



518. 



Daniel Warner' (Daniel W.,^ Simeon,'' William,^ David,* 
Jacob,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,'^ JSficholas^), born 20 Oct. 1847, in 
Deny, N. H. ; resided at Somerville. Married 25 Dec. 1873, lone 
Taylor, daughter of Benjamin Franklin Taylor of Kalamazoo, Mich. 

Children : 

i. Frank Warner,^" b. in Somerville 16 Oct. 1874. 
ii. Homer Wallace, b. 17 Aug. 1877. 
iii. Walter Kendall, b. 8 July, 1885. 

519. 

William Simeon' {Daniel Warner,^ Simeon,^ William,^ 
David," Jacob,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ Nicholas^), bom 3 Feb. 
1852; died at Somerville, 24 March, 1885. Married 17 April, 
1877, Sarah Ann, daughter of James McFeely, of Woburn, born 
27 Jan. 1856. Was discount clerk in Faneuil Hall Bank, Boston. 



360 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

Children : 

i. Emily Warken/" b. 4 May, 1879. 
ii. WiLLiAJi Wallace, b. 4 April, 1881. 
iii. Ralph Burton, b. 30 March, 1883. 

519 «. 

Frank Lewis® (Letvis JE.,^ David,'' Davkl,^ David," Jacoh,^ 
Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ Nicholas^ ) , born in Lowell 11 April, 1850 ; 
married at Fitchburg 19 March, 1873, Flora Victoria, daughter of 
Joseph Gibbs. He left High School at 15 to become a clerk in a 
general store; went to La Porte, Ind., after a few years and became 
foreman of the weaving department in a woolen mill ; returned to 
Fitchburg in 1872, and entered the tailoring establishment of Mr. 
Gibbs, whose daughter he afterward married. After considerable 
experience in the business there and with Hollander & Co. of Bos- 
ton, he removed to Chicago, 111., where he had a leading position 
with the famous tailor Edward Ely three years, and then opened an 
establishment of his own. 



521. 

LooMis Legrand® {Hiram Doane,^ Aaron Taylor,'' Isaac,^ 
Nicholas,^ Samuel,'^ Samuel,^ Jonathan,^ Wicholas^), born in 
Monticello, N. Y., 15 Oct. 1849 ; married in 1874, Emma Augusta, 
daughter of Wolcott and Susan (Westman) Hamlin, born in An- 
dover, N. H., 20 Sept. 1850; she is a singer of distinguished 
ability, and has sung much in prominent choirs ; is also an excellent 
pianist and organist. 

His early years were spent in Mohawk and in Utica, N. Y. He 
attended the High School and Academy in Utica from 1868 to 1871. 
He was in the employ of one of the large manufacturing establishments 
of that city, rising from a minor clerkship to the bookkeeper and 
cashier. He began medical study in 1871 with the late Dr. M. M. 
Gardner of Utica. In Oct. following he went to N. Y. City and 
attended lectures in the Homeopathic College. Was in the choir of 
the Brick church (Presbyterian), 5th Ave. and 37th Street, eight 
years as basso, at a good salary. In 1872-73 attended lectures in 
the College of Physicians and Surgeons, and was graduated in 1874, 
and opened an office near to his present residence, and began prac- 
tice in the city. Dr. Danforth was appointed in 1885, adjunct pro- 
fessor of Obstetrics in the N. Y. Homoeopathic Medical College, and 
in 1889 Professor; is secretary of the faculty; attending physician 
of the hospital ; member of the N. Y. County Med. Soc. and of the 
Am. Inst, of Homoeopathy. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 361 



522. 

Floyd La Motte' {Hiram D . ,^ Aaron T.,' Isaac,'' Mcholas,' 
Samuel,* Samuel,' Jonathan,'' jVicholas^), born 30 Oct. 1851; 
married 3 Aug. 1880, Caroline Northrop. He is a dentist ; resided 
in New York city in 1896. 

Child : 
Margaret^*' ; a school teacher at New Rochelle, N. Y. 



524. 

Joseph Palivier* (Si/lvester,^ William,'' William,'' William," 
Jonathan,* Samuel,' Jonathan,^ Nicholas^), born 14 Feb. 1834; 
married Nancy Walker. Residence, Escanaba, Delta co., Mich.. 
He died about 1 Jan. 1902. 

Children : 

i. Florence Viola,^° b. in Wisconsm, 21 Jan. 1853 ; m. 14 Feb. 
1872, James Babcock ; res. Harvey, 111. 

Children of James and Florence V. (Danforth) Babcock : 

1. Jennie Augzcsta Babcoch, b. 27 March, 1873. 

2. Hubert James Babcoch, b. 16 Feb., d. 12 Sept. 1875. 

3. Frank Jasper Babcoch, b. in Minn. 7 Aug. 1877. 

4. Arthur Roy Babcoch, b. 16 Sept. 1881. 

ii. Leon. 

iii. Eva Rosina, b. in Marion, "Wis., 12 March, 1858; m. in 1878, 
Miller Severns, of West Concord, Minn. 

Children of Miller and Eva R. (Danforth) Severns : 

1. Charles Fletcher Severns, b. in 1879. 

2. Nina Belle Severns, b. in 1882. 

iv. Byron, b. 29 Nov. 1872 ; m. Panquette. 



525. 

William Vanns' (Sylvester,^ William,'' William,^ William,^ 
Jonathan,* Samuel,' Jonathan,^ Nicholas^ ^, born in Genesee co., 
N. Y. 27 March, 1836 ; married Elsie Bowen. Residence, Far- 
mington, Wis. 

Children : 

i. MiLO.io 

ii. Ida, m. James Jeffers. 

iii. llilARr, m, James Sleighton. 



362 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

526. 

David Jonathan® (Sylveste?^^ William,'' William," William,^ 
Jonathan,'^ Samuel,^ Jonathan,^ JSFicholas^) , born in Byron, N. 
Y., 12 Feb. 1842. Kesided Gladstone, Mich; removed to Fern 
Hill, Wash. Married Mary Perry. 

Children : 

i. Aruhur Wilbur.^" 
ii. Eravin Webster. 
iii. Walter Glenn. 
iv. Jonathan. 

527. 

Claeence Arthur® {Jonathan F.,^ William,'' William," Wil- 
liam,^ Jonathan,* Samuel,^ Jonathan,^ N'icholas^) , born in Byron, 
N. Y., 21 Jan. 1844 ; res. Beaver City, Neb. ; was three years in the 
war. Has since been postmaster. Married 7 Nov. 1872, Alice 
Louisa, daughter of Charles C. and Emeline Ayer, of Williams ville, 
Erie co., N. Y. 

Children : 

i. Francis Irving,i° b. 1 Sept. 1873. 

ii. Caroline Josephine, b. 18 April, 1875. 

iii. Marshal Coral, b. 1 July, 1879. 

iv. Edison Arthur, b. 3 April, 1881. 



TENTH GENERATION. 



544. 

Fredeeic MoExniER'" {Augustus M.,^ Phinehas A., ^ Rohert,'' 
Samuel,^ Benjamin,^ Jonathan,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ Nicho- 
las^), born in Gainesville, N. Y., 14 Aug. 1860; married in Gor- 
ham, X. Y., 22 Oct. 1884, Margaret, daughter of George and ^lary 
E. (Green) Van Anden, born in Gorham 12 March, 1854. Resi- 
dence, Gainesville. 

Children : 

i. Mart," b. 26 Aug. 1885. 

ii. Elsie Marie, b. 30 July, 1887. 

545. 

Louis Edward'" (Augustus 31.,^ Phinehas A.,^ Eohert,'' 
Samuel,^ Benjamin,^ Jonathan* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ Nicho- 
las^), born in Gainesville, N. Y,, 20 Aug. 1863 ; married 7 ]\Iarch, 
1892, Sarah Maria, sister of Margaret, his brother's wife, born 22 
Aug. 1873. He is a school teacher; resides at Silver Springs, N. 
Y. 

Children : 

i. Helen Mabel," b. 27 Jan. 1895. 
ii. Fred St. Clair, b. 21 Jan. 1897. 

550. 

EsTELLES Horace'" {Asahel Beach, ^ Justin,^ Thomas Paine,'' 
Jonathan,^ Thomas,' Samuel,* JoJiathan,' Jonathaii,' Nicholas^), 
born in Lamont, Mich., 2 March, 1856 ; res. Detroit ; house 
painter and decorator. Married first, 23 Sept. 1879, Ella E., 



364 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

daughter of David and Charlotte (Cook) Egabroad, born in Ovid, 
Mich., 5 March, 1858; died in Chicago, 10 Dec. 1887. He 
mai-ried second, in Ovid, Mich., 24 Aug. ^1891, Flora A. Faxon, 
daughter of George and Mary (Jones) Faxon , born in Oskaloosa, 
Iowa, 27 May, 1865. 
Children : 

i. Charlotte Ella,*^ b. in Ovid 7 July, 1884, 



1893. 



551. 



Clarence West'" {Asahel Beach,^ Justin,^ Thomas Paine,'' 
Jonathan,^ Thomas,^ Samuel,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ Nicho- 
las^), born in Greenville, Mich., 3 May, 1858; res. Owossee, 
Mich. ; fai'mer and storekeeper. Married 4 Dec. 1884, Anna Belle 
Welch, daughter of John W. and Ida (Kinsley) Welch, born in 
Milwaukee, 2 April, 1860. 

Children : 

ii. Ianthe Elaine," b. in Ovid 27 May, 1888. 
iii. Marguerite, b. in Bay City 8 Feb. 1891. 
iv. Eobert Earl, b. in Detroit, 16 Aug. 1894. 

560. 

William Leslie'" {Henry Porter ,^ Henry ,^ Jonathan P.,'' 
Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ Samuel,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ Nicho- 
las^), born at Farrsbury, 111., 13 elune, 1878; married 7 July, 
1900, Margaret Ruth, daughter of Willis Edward and Mary Frances 
Ward, born 21 Aug. 1878. 

Child : 
Clarence Ward," b. 30 Nov. 1901. 



SECOND PART. 



WILLIAM DANFORTH, 

AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 



1. WILLIAM DANFORTH/ OF IPSWICH AND 

NEWBURY. 



At Ipswicli, in the year 1660, there was hving a young man 
commonly called " William Danforcl." How long he had resided 
there we cannot learn. He was at that time in the employ of Wil- 
liam Pritchett. His name got into public records (now filed in 
Essex County Court, Salem) by his accompanying another young 
fellow, Daniel Black, to the neighboring town of Rowley, " the last 
day of June, 1660," and carrying a message from Black to a 
daughter of Edmund Bridges. The girl came to a neighbor's house, 
where Black tried to persuade her to become his wife, or, as the 
father phrased it, " made love to her." The General Court had 
passed stringent laws to cover such cases ; so Mr. Bridges prose- 
cuted the bold suitor for seekino; his daughter's hand without his 
permission ; and the magistrates compelled Black to pay a fine of 
five pounds for his conduct. William had to pay one of ten shill- 
ings for helping on the rash suitor ! He was, however, in Court in 
a pleasanter way 29 Sept. 1663, giving testimony on behalf of Mr. 
Pritchett in a land case ; and at that time he deposed that his age 
was " 22 years," making his birth fall about the year 1640. Again, 
in 1670, his testimony as a good witness was given. 

Not far from 1675 he removed to that odd corner village, Byfield, 
where Newbury (in which his home lay), Rowley, and Bradford 
shook hands, so to speak ; and the rest of his life and those of sev- 
eral of his children seem to have been passed within hailing distance 
of Byfield meeting-house ; so that the family is properly termed 
"The Newbury Family." 

Jan. 9, 1675, he received 2 shillings and six pence from the town 
of Newbury for killing a wolf. 



368 DANTORTH GENEALOGY. 

William Danford, with Edmund Dear and Philip lYelch, peti- 
tioned Essex County Court in June, 1678, to have possession of 
certain money left by William Dorton in the hands of John Ring 
(Rindge) ; they claimed that Dorton " willed that if he came not to 
Ipswich in the space of three years, the money should be given to 
four of his countrymen," namely, the three petitioners and Ring. 
Edward Allan, Killcrist Ross, Edward Neiland, and Elizabeth 
Deare gave testimony in the case ; and the Court adjudged the 
money to the four. 

He took the oath of allegiance along with other Newbury men in 
1678. [Essex files, XXX, 567.] 

In some way he was a " partner " of William Longfellow, ances- 
tor of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ; at least, they were 
both called to Court in March, 1681, for slaughtering an " oxe " and 
some " piggs " which were claimed by Joseph Plumer and " Robin 
Robinson the Scotchman " ; and the Court compelled Longfellow 
and Danford to pay the value of the animals to Plumer and the 
Scotchman. [Essex Court files, VI, 26 ; IX, 29 ; XI, 82 ; XV, 
105 ; and Records.] We find no later mention of our man in town 
records, beyond the entries of births of children except the abate- 
ment of his tax for the year 1688 ; and in that entry Daniel Cheney, 
the constable, wrote his name "William Danforth." 

William married first, in Ipswich, March 20, 1670, Hannah, 
daughter of the pioneer Robert Kingsman, or Kinsman* ; she was 
born in Ipswich, about 1644: was remembered in her father's will 
in 1664 with a legacy of forty pounds ; she died in Newbury Oct. 
18, 1678. 

He married second (place and time not known) Sarah, daughter 
of Francis and Ann Thurloe,f who deeded them land Jan. 1, 1696, 

* " Robert Kinsman of Ipswicli " made his will 25th of Jan. 166Jr, bequeathing his 
" meddow Land at Chebacho " to his son Robert, he paying to " Isaack and Sarah 
Ringe the children of my daughter Mary tenn pounds apeece when they come to age " ; 
to "my daughter Mary the wife of Usuall Wardell ten pounds and to her foure elder 
children Twenty shillings apeece viz. Daniel, Roger, Mary and Susan Ringe ; to 
daughter Sarah, wife of Samuel Younglove; my four acre lott " ; to daughter Hannah 
forty pounds ; to daughter Martha, wife of Jacob Foster, 30 pounds ; to daughter Ta- 
bitha. Kinsman, dwelling-house and appurtanances ; to " cousin Richard Nicolls ton 
pounds " ; to daughter Foster's child, a heifer : Son Robert Kinsman and Robert Lord 

Probated 28 March, 1665. 

t Richard Thorla (Thorlo, Thurley, Thurloe, Thurlow), planter, settled first in 
Rowley, and owned land about 1640; removed to Newbury where he lived to the close 
of his life. He built a bridge at his own cost over Newbury river, and the General 
Court fixed the toll for animals 3 May, 1654. lie gave part of his farm 27 Jan. 1669, 
to his son Thomas, which was to pass to his son Francis in case of Thomas' death. 
His wife, Jane, joined in the deed. The son Francis, was a capable citizen; was ad- 
mitted " freeman " (*'. e., voter and office holder, etc.) of the Colony, 11 May, 1670. 
Married Feb. 5, 1665, Ann, daughter of Anthony Morse, who came in the ship James, 
April 5, 1635, from Marlborough, England. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 3G9 

which Francis had received from his fatlicr Ricliard. " W'illiain 
Danforth, phinter," and his wife Sarah, sohl hind in Ncwl)ury July 
15, 1679; and in 1698 they sokl the tract which her father had 
given them. The deeds give particidars of rchitionship and history 
of transfers. He sokl hind that had heen granted to him by the 
proprietors 15 July, 1709 ; sohl a wood lot 27 March, 1721. 

He died after that date, but we do not find the record of either 
his death or that of Ins second wife. 

Whence came this man ? In what town did he open liis eyes in 
that year to which liis own testimony points us as the period of his 
birth — 1640? AVas he "Irish" as the constable's writ called him 
in 1660, or was that a mere guess, because Mr. Syinonds and other 
Ipswich people had Irish servants, and any young workman not 
connected with town families might naturally be associated with 
them ? The names of his " countrymen " mentioned in the probate 
records do not clear up the mystery. 

"Danford," (Danforth), is definitely an English name; perhaps 
the boy's parents had gone across the channel in a former gener- 
ation ; or he might have spent a few years in the North of Ireland 
and come to America in a vessel which brought passengers from 
both islands. His marriages here, and the names of his children, 
seem to indicate that he was English ; but there appears to be no 
means now by which his origin can positively be learned. 

It will be noticed that " Danford " was a common spelling of the 
name, Danforth in Friimlingham, the birth-place and early home 
of Nicholas, the Cambridge pioneer, as well as in Devon and other 
counties of England. " William," too, was a Christian name well 
known in that clan from the fifteenth century. [See pages 1-3.] 
So it is not at all unlikely that this youth who came to Ipswich and 
settled afterward at Newbury was a kinsman of the older man, 
Nicholas Danforth, of Cambridge, whose descendants have been the 
more numerous. The Cambridge and Newbury Danforth families 
may both be branches from the one ancient East Anglian stock. 

Children : 

i. [William ?J 

ii. SIart, b. in Ipswich Sept. 19, 1673. 

2. iii. Richard, b. in Newbury Jan. 31, 1679-80. 

3. iv. John, b. in Newbury Dec. 8, 1681. 

4. V. JoxATHAX, b. iu Newbury May 18, 1685. 

vi. Thomas, b. in Newbmy Dec. 28, 1688; d. intestate; adminis- 
tration of his e'state was granted Feb. 24, 1723, to "his brother 
Joseph Danforth, cordwainer, of Newbury." The inventory 
showed that he had become the owner of land at " Casco Bay 



370 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

in Falmouth," etc. ; was in debt to Josejjh, John, Jonathan and 
Mary " Danford." 

5. vii. Francis, b. at Newbury March 15, 1691. 

6. viii. Joseph, b. in Newbury May 12, 1694. 

Perhaps " Rebecca Danforth " who m. in Newbury April 18, 
1718, " Francis Otkers," was also a child of William.^ 



2. 

EiCHARD^ ( William^), born in Newbury 31 Jan. 1679 or 1680; 
married there June 30, 1702, Mary White. No other particulars 
of this couple have been found. Removal to some distant region or 
the early death of Richard would seem to be the only explanation 
of the entire absence of their names from the documents in which we 
find references to the other children of William of Newbury. 



JoHN^ ( William^), born in Newbury Dec. 8, 1681 ; died Oct. 
1, 1772, "in his 93d year; he had been very helpless for a year 
past " ; married first, wife unknown ; married second (published Nov. 
4, 1713), Nov. 24, 1713, Dorcas White. She was a member of the 
Byfield church in 1744 ; she died March 26, 1788, " aged 90 or 91." 

He seems to have spent most or all of his life in Newbury, near 
the Byfield meeting-house, where part of his children were baptized 
(perhaps all, but not all recorded) . The following deed supplies 
information as to the children who were living at a particular date. 

" Nathaniel Danford of Contoocook, husbandman ; John Danford, 
Jr., of Newbury, Mass., housewright ; William Danford of Contoo- 
cook ; Thomas Danford of Canterbury ; Sarah, wife of James Head ; 
Mary, wife of James Gibson ; and Elizabeth Danford, singlewoman," 
joined in a deed of land in Canterbury to their brother Moses Dan- 
ford of Canterbury, May 6, 1753. [Exeter, N. H. Deeds, Lib. HI, 
p. 51]. 

Children : 



7. 


i. 


Nathaniel,' b. about 1703. 


8. 


ii. 


Thomas, b. about 1705. 


9. 


iii. 


William, b. about 1708. 


10. 


iv. 


Samuel, b. Dec. 11, 1715. 


11. 


V. 


John, b. Feb. 17, 1720. 


12. 


vi. 


Oliver, b. before Dec. 24, 1720, when he and Samuel and John 
were baptized. 


13. 


vii. 


Moses. 




viii, 


, Sarah, m. James Head. 




ix. 


Mary, m. James Gibson. 




X. 


Elizabeth. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 371 

4. 

Jonathan" ( William'), born in Newbury INIay 18, 1685; was 
living at the time of his brother Thomas' death in 1723-4. 

It may be that he is the Jonathan Danford who became an early 
settler at Pennecook, N. H. , along with other Newbury men. "Jona- 
than Danford, of Pennecook, carpenter," bought land in Canterbury, 
N. H., Sept. 3 1733. "Jonathan Danford, of Canterbury, cari)en- 
ter," sold land in C, formerly the home lot of AVilliam Buesell, 
June 2, 1738. 

Child: 
14. Jonathan, b. about 1730. 

5. 

Francis^ ( William'), born in Newbury March 15, 1691 ; mar- 
ried a wife whose name has not come down to us. llemoved to 
Arundel, otherwise called Cape Porpoise and Kennebunkport, Me. 
" Lived near the present dwelling of Asaph Smith " ; [Hist. Ken- 
nebunkport, 1837]. Was a resident from 1732, at least, till 1758, 
when his wife died. His children, Enoch, Isaac, Anna, " and per- 
haps others," are mentioned in the history. An elevation in the 
town bore the name of "Danforth's Hill" till recent times, but the 
locality is not now known. Enoch is said to have " removed to 
Topsham." Of the latter part of Francis' life and of the time of his 
death, nothing has been learned by us. 

Children : 

18. i. Enoch.^ 

19. ii. David, bapt. at Rowley Dec. 31, 1727. 

iii. Anne, bapt. at RoAvley Dec. 31, 1727; m. David Plutchins, of 
Kennebunkiiort, Me. 

20. iv. Isaac, bapt. at Rowley Dec. 31, 1727. 

21. V. Abner, b. about 1744. 

6. 

Joseph' (William') born 12 May, 1694; filed marriage inten- 
tion 26 Oct. 1717; was married Dec. 13, 1717, to Bethiah Noyes. 
They joined with other heirs (not children) of Kev. Nicholas Noyes 
in a quitclaim deed 14 April, 1718. He bought land in Rowley in 
1720, and removed thither. He signed his bond as administrator 
of his brother Thomas' estate in 1723 " Joseph Danford." "Joseph 
Danforth of Newbury," cordwainer (shoemaker), with his wife, Be- 
thiah, sold land in Rowley in 1724; Joseph and Bethiah Danforth 
were members of the Byfield church in 1744; Sept. 9, 1748, still 
residing in Rowley, he bought land in Bradford, and soon removed 
thither. Bethiah, widow of Joseph late of Bradford, requested the 



372 DANTORTH GENEALOGY. 

appointment of " her only son Eliphalet," of Bradford, as adminis- 
trator of the estate of her husband, 2 May, 1753 " ; and "Eliphalet 
Danforth," as he signed himself, gave bonds for the performance of 
the trust, five days later. " Mr. John Sari [Searle] and Mrs. Bethiah 
Danford of Bradford" filed marriage intention in Rowley May 15, 
1756. Bethiah Danforth married at Byfield 6 Nov. 1756, Joseph 
Flood, jr. " Joseph Danforth wife," died " April, '98." 
Children : 

21. i. Eliphalet,^ b. in 1718 (date not given in the record) ; bajjt. 

Aug. 24, 1718. 
ii. "A child," bapt. Sept. 4, 1720. 
ill. Stephen, bapt. Dec. 20, 1722. 
iv. Sarah, b. 23, bapt. 29 June, 1729 ; m. in Bradford, Nov. 6, 1750, 

David Pearsons, Jr., of Newbury. 



THIRD GENERATION. 



7. 

Nathaniel^ {John,^ William^), born about 1703 ; married in 
Boxford Oct. 18, 1724, Priscilla Wycom. He was baptized, "an 
adult person," — in Rowley, Dec. 3, 1727, and his children Eunice 
and Nathaniel were baptized the same day. He removed, as we 
learn from land transfers, to Contoocook, N. H., before 1741.* 
He was a farmer. He was one of the Contoocook soldiers who 
petitioned for John Rollin to be commissioned as a captain Nov. 29, 
1743. Also one of the petitioners for protection from Indians, 
March 20, 1755. Removed to Boscawen before 1766. 

Children : 

i. Eunice,* bapt. Dec. 3, 1727. 

24. ii. Nathaniel, bapt. the same day. 

25. iii. Stephen, bapt. Oct. 5, 1729. 

iv. John, or Jonathan, b. in Boxford (Georgetown), Jan. 14 ; bapt. 

Feb. 3, d. Feb. 14, 1744-5. 
V. Hepiizibah, bapt. Feb. 22, 1746-7. 

8. 
Thomas^ {John,'^ William^), born in Newbury about 1705; re- 
moved to Canterbury, N. H. He was one of the "inhabitants of 
Rumford, Canterbury and Contoocook," who petitioned for a guard 

* " Nathaniel Danforth of Contoocook, adjoining Rnmford," sold land in Contoocook, 
May 12, 1741, which he had purchased of Thomas Webster, one of the patentees of the 
township. 



DANTORTH GENEALOGY. 373 

against the Indians Jan. 2, 1747. [N. 11. State Papers.] AVith 
his brothers and sisters, he deeded hind to his brother Moses 6 May, 
1753. He, of Canterbury, bon-rht forty acres of hmd in Canter- 
bury Nov. 16, 1750 ; sokl hmd there Sept. 27, 175M : andJune 10, 
1761, bought hmd in New llohlerncss, N. II., and sohl hind in 
Canterbury April 8, 1762, " which Capt. Josiah ^liles purchased of 
Capt. Jeremiah Clough." 

Thomas Danford, Jr., was a soldier in Col. Timothy Bedel's 
regiment, March 5, 1776. He marched in Capt. Taylor's company 
of Col. Stickney's reo-iment, from Sanbornton, N. H., " engao-ed, 
July 22, 1777." [N. H. Rev. Kolls, Vols. XI. and XIV.] Tho- 
mas, Jr., was one of the selectmen of Eaton, N. H., in 1793. 
[State Papers XH.] Thomas Danford, of Stafford co., N. H., aged 
" 77," was receiving a pension of $96.00 per annum, as reported in 
1834. 

Child : 
28. Thomas, Je.,* b. about 1757. 



9. 

"William' {John,'* William^), was a settler at Boscawen, N. H., 
as early as 1733 ; aided in the erection of the first saw-mill. Owned 
at one time the mill at the head of King Street. He married a 
sister of Richard Flood, one of the first settlers of the town. [His- 
tory of Boscawen.] He was one of the " Contoocook " soldiers who 
petitioned Governor Wentworth, Nov. 29, J 743, to give John 
Rollins a captain's commission. [N. H. Town Papers X.] 

Children : 

32. i. William," b. 18 Aug. 1748. 

33. ii, Jedidiah. 

iii. Mart ; m. John Jackson, or Jackman. 

iv. Susan; m. Nathan Corser; he d. about 1800 ; no children. 



10. 

Samuel* (John,' WilUam'), horn 11 Dec. 1715; died 26 Aug. 
1800; married, 13 (or 23) Jan. 1737, Mehitable, daughter of 
Joseph and Abigail (Pearson) Brown, bom in 1715, died in Oct. 
1794. He was by occupation, a millwright and farmer. Resided 
in Rowley. He sold half his homestead to his son Joseph, 7 Aug. 
1765. He gave certain lands to his daughter Elizabeth, July 4, 
1786, placing them in care of his son Joseph, who secured the same 
to her by bond the same day. 



374 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

Children : 

i, and ii. Twin daughters, b. and d. in 1737. 
35. iii. Joseph/ b. 31 Oct., bapt. Nov. 5, 1738. 

iv. Eunice, b. 6 March, bapt. 8th, 1740-1 ; d. 9 May, 1763 ; m. 
Aug. 1757, Stephen Brown. 

V. Lois, b. 19, bapt. 26 June, 1743 ; m. 16 July, 1765, John Col- 
man. 

vi. Ruth, b. April 30, bapt. May 5, 1745 ; d. 6 or 8 Feb. 1811 ; m. 
April 11, 1765, Abner Woodman. 

vii. Anna (Nancy), b, June 7, 1751, bapt. same day ; d. Nov. 12, 
1754. 

viii. Anna, b. 25 Sept. 1755 ; m. (1) May 23, 1779, Joseph Downer; 
m. (2) 11 March, 1792, Josiah Carr. 

ix. Elizabeth, b. 25 Sept. 1755; d. 3 April, 1843, unm., "aged 
87 years." 

11. 

John' {John,' William'), born 7 Feb. 1720; died 26 Aug. 
1800; marriage intention 20 Sept. 1735, with " Abigail Fitts, of 
Newbury"; marriage recorded 11 Nov. 1735, with "Elizabeth 
Fitts of Newbury." This was a slip of the clerk's pen, for the 
record shows that " Abigail Danforth, widow of John Danforth, who 
belonged to Canterbury, N. H.," died in Byfield, Sept. 10, 1781, 
" ao-ed 58 years." He lived in Newbury at the signing of the family 
deed (See in No. 3), in 1753 ; but afterward removed to Canter- 
bury, N. H.* He was a signer with Samuel and others of Canter- 
bury, of a petition for the incorporation of the north-east part of the 
town, afterward called Loudon. 
Children : 

i. Bethya,* "of John Danforth, Jr.," bapt. at Byfield, Oct. 17, 
1736 ; m. July 1, 1756, Joseph Flood. [County Records.] 
38. ii. Samuel, bapt. March 19, 1737-8. 

iii. Mary, bapt. Oct. 26, 1740. 

iv. Jane, bapt. Jan. 17, 1741-2. 

V. Mary, bapt. July 6, 1746; "the last child in the old meeting 
house" [Byiield Church Records]. 

vi. Dorcas, bapt. March 26, 1749. 
89. vii. Elkanah, bapt. 5 May, 1751. 

viii. Lydia, bapt. Dec. 3, 1752. 

12. 

Oliver' {John,^ William'), born in Newbury, bapt. Dec. 24, 
1727; married there Oct. 14, 1756, Anna Stickney. She was 
bapt. in Byfield church Sept. 25, 1757; died in Nov. 1800. 

* "John Danford 3d, published his intention of marriage with Mercy CofEn, in 
Newbury 21 Jan. 1763; and the bans were forbid by Mercy Coffin." 
John Danford Jr. married Mercy Martin Sept, 4, 1766. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 375 

Cliiklren : 

41. i. Exocn,* b. in Newbury; bapt. in Byfielil church May 17, ^7i 
ii. Pail, bapt. Nov. '25, 17G1; d. Oct. 22, 1765. 



L761. 
1; d. Oct. 22, 1765. 
41. iii. Paul, bapt. Oct. 5, 176(1. 



13. 

Moses' (Jolin,' WiUiam'), born in Newbury about 1728; re- 
moved to New Hampshire as a ehikl, with liis parents. Made liis 
home in Canterbury; was one of " the inhabitants of Kunifurd, Can- 
terbury and Contoocook " who petitioned for a guard against the In- 
dians Jan. 2, 1747. He received in 1753 a deed of land from his 
brothers and sisters, which gives much information about the family ; 
it is given in the article upon his father (No. 3 ). He sokl hind in C. 
which had formerly belonged to "William Bussell May 1<S, 1753. He 
sold other lands there in 17G3 and 1770, his wife Mary signing the hit- 
ter with him. Moses Danforth of Boscawen, husbandman, with Mary, 
his wife, sold land in B. Jvdy 28, 1763. The same persons, of" San- 
bornton," sold land in S., "laid out to the original right of Josiah 
Sanborn," May 8, 1770. He was enrolled as one of " Jere Clough's 
Scouts," mentioned in N. H. State Papers, in 1745, who doubtless 
did important work in protecting the settlers against the Indians. 
Signed a town petition in 1764. Either he or his son of the same 
name was a petitioner among Sanbornton people in 1786, for relief 
from burdensome taxation. At all events it is lie who, "of Sanborn- 
ton," bought land there Sept. 28, 1767. See article upon the son 
Moses, No. 44. He married Mary (Molly) Flood; she died Dec. 
11, 1815. [Hist. Sanbornton]. 

Children : 

42. i. Moses.* b. about 1754. 

ii. Jeremiah ; a soklier in the train band of Canterbury, N. H. 
[1777]. [N. H. State Rolls XII.] 

43. iii. EzEKiEL. 

44. iv. Henry. 
v. Jane. 
vi. Lois, 
vii. Eunice. 
viii. Susan. 

14. 

Jonathan' (Jonathan,'^ William^), born at Meredith, N. II., 
about 1730 [conjectural]; Jonathan Danford was a soldier in 
Capt. Ebenezer Smith's co. of militia, raised in ^Meredith, N. H., 
and adjacent towns, " that marched to the relief of Ticonderoga July 
7, 1777. The same was enrolled with Thomas Danford, Jr. and 



376 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

marched from Sanbornton, N. H. July 22, 1777, in Capt. Taylor's 
CO. of Col. Stickney's regt. on a second expedition to Ticonderoga. 
[N.fl. Rev. Rolls]. 
Children : 

[This list has heen given in fragments and perhaps incorrectly com- 
bined]. 

45. i. Jonathan,^ b. Dec. 23, 1757. 

ii. Enoch, b. in 1759 ; d. at Meredith Village, N. H. 

iii. Stephen ; res. Waterville, N. H. 

iv. Nathaniel ; res. near Campton, N. H. 

46. V. Noah. 
vi. Abiah. 

vii. Sally ; m. Foss ; res. near Campton, N. H. 

47. viii. Ebenezek, b. May 3, 1785. 

18. 

Enoch' {Francis,^ Willimn^), born in Rowley (Byfield) ; re- 
moved with his father to Arundel (Cape Porpoise, now Kennebunk- 
port) Me. Witnessed the will of John Smith of A. April 7, 1748. 
Removed to Topsham and later to Brunswick, Me. His children 
afterwards made their home at Pownalborough (since called Wis- 
casset) , a little farther east. 

"Enoch Danford, of Brunswick, Me." was one of the sureties of 
Samuel Wilson, of Little River, administrator of the estate of Rob- 
ert Wilson, of Topsham, Me. April 12, 1783. 

Enoch Danford was a mariner on the ship "Vengence" com- 
manded by Capt. Thomas; engaged June 27, 1779, discharged 
Aug. 27, 1779 ; service two months on the Penobscot expedition. 
Roll sworn to in Suffolk county. We find no other man to whom 
this record is applicable, for the son Enoch was at this time doing 
duty in the army. So we conclude that the fiitlier, although as much 
as fifty-two years old, was the sailor here described. 

Children : 

50. i. Enoch, Jr.* 

ii. Sarah; m. at Pownalborough (published June 3, 1764) John 
Albee, of Freetown, Me. 

51. iii. Joshua. 

iv. Abigail ; m. at Pownalborough Nov. 18, 1773, Joseph Lowell. 

52. V. David. 

vi. Deborah; m. at P. (published Aug. 16, 1760) Jacob Metcalf. 

53. vii. Daniel. 

viii. Mary ; m. at P. June 1, 1772, Thomas Rines, of Jeremy Squam 
Island. 

54. ix. Paul ; ra. at P. (pubhshed Oct. 31, 1795) Betsey Light, of the 

same place. 
N.B. Compare this record with that of Paul, son of Oliver.' 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 377 

21. 

Abner,' (Franris' WilUam^), horn probably at Arundel, ^fe. ; 
seems to have gone to Bradford during the Revolutionary War and 
there enlisted ; for we know no other person to whom the record here 
given can apply ; he served in the Revolution*, and, residing in " Lin- 
coln co." (Me.) "aged 74, "f received a pension of $1»G.00 per annum 
for "service in the Massachusetts line " from the year 181.S. He 
resided at Harps well, close by Brunswick, at the beginning of the 
last century, and in 1882 removed to Litchfield, Me., and settled on 
a farm recently occupied by Asa Nutting, Ensign and Alanson Dan- 
forth, on Oak Kill. The family have kept the tradition that he came 
from jNlassachusetts ; resided at one time in Topsham, Me. ; whence 
he removed to Litchfield ; that he was a grandson of Francis 1 )an- 
forth who lived at one time at Kennebunkport, Me. ; and that he watj 
born about the year 1760. 

At this stage of the investigation it is not absolutely certain that 
we have placed him in the right generation or family ; but strong 
probabilities point to the place assigned him. His wife was Lucrctia. 
This we learn from a record in the town books of Brunswick, giving 
the marriage of their son Moses in the year 1807, and stating his 
birth-tlate and parentage. 

Children : 

60. i. MosES,* b. May 19, 1787. 

61. ii. Enoch, b. in Brunswick Feb. 14, 1789. 
iii. 

iv. 

V. 

62. vi. Isaac. 

63. vii. Samuel, b. in Bnmswick, Me., Dec. 15, 1799. 



22. 

Eliphalet' (Joseph,* William^), born in Byfield Parish, bapt. 
Aug. 24, 1718; married Nov. 23, 1738, Martha Burbank, of 
Newbury. He was a " cordwainer," ^. e. a shoemaker ; bought 
land in Rowley in 1743 and 1744; removed to Bradford about 
1748; settled his father's estate in 1753; sold the Bradford home- 
stead April 2, 1756, and removed to Bow, N. H. There bought 

* Abner (Danford), Muster Master's receipt, dated Boston, Oct. 16, 1782, signed 
by John Popkin, jSIuster Master, stating that he had received said Danford of Capt. 
William Bailey, in behalf of Class No. 3 of the town of Bradford, to serve in the Con- 
tinental army for the term of 3 years. 

t This age may be what was reported when he applied for a pension in 1818, or what 
was given at the issue of the census report of 1834. 



378 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

land of Moses Merrill March 28, 1760, and sold it June 12, 1763, 
his wife sii^ning the deed with him. Resided temporarily in Rum- 
ford, N. H., and leased land there March 20, 1761, for tw^o years. 
Signed a petition June 8, 1761, for the removal of obstructions 
from the Merrimac river, in order that masts, etc., might be floated 
down to market and for the use of the royal navy. 

Removed to New Amesbury, N. H. ; sold land May 8, 1766. 

Children : 

64. i. Stephen,* bapt. at Byfield Dec. 2, 1739. 

65. ii. Simeon, bapt. at Byfield March 9, 1745. 



FOURTH generatio:n^. 



24. 

Nathaniel* {Nathaniel,'^ John,^ William^), born in Rowley 
(bapt. Dec. 3, 1727) ; settled with his father at Contoocook, N. H. 
Removed to " New Britton in the county of Hillsborough," N. H. 
(since called Andover), before March 10, 1779, when he signed a 
petition of the inhabitants for incorporation. [N. H. State Pa- 
pers, vol. XI.] 

He married Mary, daughter of Edward and Sarah Emery, of 
Contoocook, N. H., as we learn from a deed in which they joined 
with their brother William Emeiy Oct. 12, 1761. 

He died at Salisbury, N. H. in 1821, ie. 96. [Mass. Hist. Soc. 
Coll. 3d series, I, p. 176.] 



28. 

Thomas* {Thomas,^ John,^ TFiY^mm' ), born probably in Can- 
terbury, N. H. 

Thomas Danford, Jr. was a soldier in Col, Timothy Bedel's regi- 
ment from Sanbornton, N. H. " engaged July 22, 1777." [N. H. 
Revolutionary Rolls XI and XIV.] 

Thomas Danford, Jr. was one of the selectmen of Eaton, N. H., 
in 1793. [State Papers XII.] 

Thomas Danford " of Stafford co., N. H. nged 77," was receiving 
a pension of $96 per annum, as reported in 1828. 



DANFORTn GENEALOGY. 379 

32. 

William' (William,'' John," William'), horn at Bo.scawcn, 
N. H. Aug. 18, 1748; marned Olive KUiot, who died Nov. 12, 
1840, "aged 92"; he died Oct. 13, 1838, "aged 92." 

He was a corporal inCapt. Samuel Atkinson's coini)any "at C!oo3 
in Haverhill, N. H." Dec. 1, 177G. He was also a sergeant in Capt. 
Peter Kimhall's co., Col. Thos. Stiokney's regt. "in (xen. Stark's 
brigade, made out of the 13th regt. N. H. militia July 20, 1777, 
which joined the Continental army at Bennington and Stillwater." 
[N. H. Rev. Rolls.] 

For his services he received a pension ; he was reported on the 
Pension Rolls of the year 1834 as "of Merrimac county, N. H., 8G 
years old." 

Children : 

i. Mary (Pollt),^ b. Nov. 22, 1772 ; m. Folsom Bean. 

80. ii. Enoch, b. Oct. 19, 1774. 

iii. Ruth, b. Feb. 20, 1777 ; m. Seth Conner. 

81. iv. WiLLiAJi, b, Jan. 22, 1780. 

V. JoHX, b. in Aug. 1784 ; d. in infancy. 

82. vi. JoHx, b, Dec. 11, or 18, 1785. 

83. vii, Edmund, b. July 8, 1791. 

33. 

Jedidiah' {William,'^ John," William'), born at Boscawen 
about 1750; married first (intention Oct. 5, 1771) Sarah, daugh- 
ter of Nathaniel Rix ; she died in 1791, and he married second, 
April 4, 1792, Lydia Chase. Residing in Canterbury, N. H., 
Dec. 17, 1793, they sold land in that town. He receipted July 2, 
1776, at Boscawen, N. H. for bounty and advance pay in Capt. 
James Shepard's co. in the Continental army. He was a private in 
Capt. Samuel Atkinson's co. at "Coos in Haverhill, N. H." Dec. 1, 
1776. As one of the inhabitants of the town he petitioned June 1, 
1791, to have the west part set off and called Bristol. In the cen- 
sus of 1834 he was reported of "Grafton county, 76 years old," 
receiving a pension of $20 per annum. 

He removed to Stanstead, Canada, and died there. 

Children : 

i. An-xa,5 b. May 5, 1772. 

ii. Peter, b. April 26, 1774; removed to Malone, N. T. ; d. child- 
less. 

84. iii. Jedidiah, b. April 26, 1777. 

85. iv. Nathan, b. Aug. 28, 1779. 

V. Sarah, b. June 5, 1781 ; d. at Hopkintoa, N. H. Aug. 20, 1841. 
vi. Jonathan Sticknet, b. May 11, 1783. 



380 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

vii. PoLLT, b. Jan. 18, 1787. 
Yiii Abiah, b. March 21, 1789. 
86. ix. Eix, b. May 25, 1791. 
X. Willis, b. June 13, 1794. 
xi. Ajios Gould, b. Nov. 30, 1796. 



36. 

Lieut. Joseph* (Samuel,^ John,^ William^), born in Rowley 
Dec. 1738; died Aug. 9, 1807; married first, in June, 1767, Re- 
becca, daughter of Dea. William Brown, born Feb. 22, 1739, died 
April 20, 1798. He married second. May 22, 1800, Anna Quimby. 
He was a carpenter; resided in Newbury (Byfield). He was an 
officer in the army of the Revolution.* He sold all his real estate 
in Newbury to his sons Friend and Samuel May 3, 1805. He 
"died in a fit" before Sept. 10, 1807, when administration of his 
estate was granted to his son Samuel ; the widow was mentioned in 
the probate account. 

Children : 

i. Friend,^ b. May 2, 1769 ; living in Newbury in 1819. 

90. ii. Samuel, b. July 14, 1772. 

iii. Rebecca, b. Sept. 12, 1779 ; m. (1) Sept. 30, 1800, John Buck- 
ley, of Haverhill, who d. May 13, 1807 : she m. (2) Dec. 9, 
1809, John Chapman, who d. April 17, 1838. 

91. iv. Joseph, b. March 25, 1782. 

38. 

Samuel* (John,^ John/ William^), born in Newbury (bapt. 
at Byfield church March 19, 1737-8) ; seems to be the Samuel 
Danforth whose marriage intention was filed at Boscawen, N. H., 
March 21, 1767, with "Mrs. Mercy Flanders"; he is called" of 
Canterbury." He bought land in C. April 4 of the same year. 
Samuel Danforth files intention of marriage with Mary Blaisdell 

* Joseph. List dated Newbury, Jan, 25, 1779, of men who received pay of the Se- 
lectmen of Newbury for serving 1^ mos. under Maj. William Rogers at Rhode Island. 

Joseph. Sergeant, Capt. Jacob Gcrrish's co., which marched on the alarm of April 
19, 1775, to Cambridge; service, 6 days; also, Lieutenant, Capt. Caleb Kimball's co. ; 
list dated Newbury, March 18, 1777, of men Avho received wages for -t mos. 20 days 
service at Winter Hill ; also, 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Kimball's co., Col. Gerrish's regt. ; 
muster roll dated Dec. 4, 1777 ; detached Nov. 13, 1777 ; company detached from 
militia to guard Lieut. Gen. Burgoyne's army; also, 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Stephen 
Jenkins* co.. Col. Jacob Gerrish's regt.; entered service Oct. 14, 1779; discharged 
Nov. 22, 1779 ; service, 1 mo. 20 days, travel included ; regiment detached from militia 
of Suffolk and Essex counties to reinforce army under Gen. Washington ; reported 
commissioned Oct. 23, 1779. 



DANFORTII GENEALOGY. 381 

Sept. 29, 1782. He was one of the inhabitants of the Northeast 
part of the town who petitioned for HOj)arate incorporation Jan. 5, 
1773, and were set off as tlie parish of Louthui Jan. 23, 1773. 

"Samuel Danforth, carpenter, of lioseawcn," sold land in the 
parish of Loudon, town of Canterbury April 23, 177G, Elkanah 
Danforth being one of the witnesses. Samuel D. was a "Conti- 
nental soldier" from Boscawen Sept. 18, 1776, in Ca|)t. Frye's co. 
He was fifer in Col. Cilley's regt. in 1781, and enrullccMbr extra 
pay on account of the depreciation of the currency. 

39. 

Elkanah'* {John\ John," William}), bom in By field, bapt. 
May 5, 1751; married in Jan. 1777, Mary (^lolly) Flanders. 
He removed to New Hampshire, making his home in Tamworth, 
where he was living, a "husbandman" in 1775. He there enlisted, 
in May, " aged 25 years," in Capt. Jere Clough's co. of Col. Poor's 
regt. ; received three months' pay Sept. 18, 1775. He re-enlisted 
at that time in Capt. Henry Dearborn's co. of Col. Arnold's regt., 
and served 12 months. He enlisted again in July, 1777, in Capt. 
Peter Kimball's co.. Col. Thos. Stickney's regt., and served 2 
months and 6 days " in the Northern Continental army at Benning- 
ton and Stillwater." [N. H. State Papers and Rev. Rolls.] 

Capt. Dearborn reported him among others Oct. 30, 1776, as 
"men who went to Quebec last fall under command of Col. Arnold, 
who have not Received their pay for the month of June, 1775." 
Residing at Haverhill, Grafton co., N. H., March 30, 1818, he 
applied for a pension, giving his age as ^^ Q>Q years." The pension 
was granted — $95 a year. He died in the year 1830. 

41. 

Enoch* {Oliver,^ John,^ William^), born in Newbury; bapt. 
at Byfield meeting-house May 17, 1761 ; married first, in Newbury- 
port, Feb. 3, 1782, Anna Newton, of the same place; she died 
Jan. 4, 1798. He married second, Feb. 15, 1810, Mrs. Martha 
Morrill, of the same. 

He sold, Oct. 4, 1802, land which had been "left him by his 
father Oliver Danford, late of Newbury," as stated in the deed. 

Children : 

96. i. Enoch,5 b. June 4, 1791. 

ii. Elizabeth, b. March 4, 1797; m. Aug. 25, 181G, Joseph 
Putnam. 

* Compare this record mth that of Elkanah Danforth, No. 29 (page 54), a resident 
of Taunton, Mass. 



382 DANTOETH GENEALOGY. 



42. 

Moses" {Moses,^ John,^ William^), born in Canterbury or 
Sanbornton, N. H., about 1754; married Mehitable Stevens, of 
Northfield, N. H. 

"Moses Danford, aged 21, of Sanbornton, Stafford co., N. H., 
husbandman," was enrolled in Capt. Gordon Hutchins's company, 
Col. Stark's regiment, in 1775; and in "the detachment of Col. 
Stickney's regt. that marched to the relief of Ticonderoga July 8, 
1777 " ; and is probably the man who enlisted from Loudon, N. H,, 
"for 3 months service in the Continental army," July 17, 1780. 
[N. H. Rev. Rolls]. 

"Moses Danforth, of Rockingham county, N. H.," received a 
pension of $96 per annum in 1819. [U. S. Pension Rolls.] He 
spent his last days in Northfield, N. H. [Hist. Sanbornton.] 

Children : 

i. MosES^; resided at "West Concord, N. H., in 1878. 

ii. Phinehas ; resided at Canterbury, N. H. 

iii. EzEKiEL. vi. Susan. 

iv. Jane. vii. Nancy. 

V. Eliza. 

43. 

EzEKiEL* {Moses^^ John,^ William^), born at Canterbury, 
N. H. ; served in the Revolution in Capt. James Shepherd's co., in 
the Continental army; was "reported by Col. Badger of Gilman- 
town July 23, 1776, to go to Crown Point." [N. H. Revolutionary 
Rolls.] "He was killed in the Canadian campaign, probably at 
Bemis' Heights ; his widow was a pensioner in 1845, aged 97 years ; 
she died three years later at West Plymouth, Mass., where she had 
been living with her only son." [Hist. Sanbornton.] 

Child : 

97. EZEKIEL.5 



44. 

Henry" (Hoses,' John,' }Villia7n)\ horn probably in Sanborn- 
ton, N. H. about 1763; died at Franklin Falls, N. H., Feb. 27, 
1830, "aged 67"; enlisted April 19, 1781, being reported as "17 
years old ; 5 feet 5 inches high ; of light complexion " ; was mustered 
for three years or the war. He received a ball in his breast, which 
first struck the guard of his gun, then glanced and imbedded itself 
in his breast-bone, where it was found at the removal of his body 
from its first resting-place, twenty-four years after his death. He 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 383 

received a pension of $1)6.00 (originally $30.00). He resided at 
Sanbornton and Nortlificld, N, H,, sonic time ; removed to Frank- 
lin Falls, N. H. INlarried Betsey Hancock, of Northiield. [N. 11. 
State Papers and Hist. Sanbornton.] 
Children : 

i. Betsey,^ b. 1784 ; d. Dec. 11, 18G4. 

ii. Jane (Jenny), m. Robert Page, of Aiulover, N. II. 

iii. Martha, b. in Sanbornton, N. H., May 22, 1791 ; m. ]\Iark 

Chase. 
iv. Henky ; removed to New Orleans, La. 
V. Mary (Polly), m. (1) Samuel Ash ; m. (2) James Mitchel, of 

Andover, N. H, ; m. (3) Jonathan Frost, 
vi. Dorothy (Dolly), b. 1799 ; m. John Burdeen, of Canterbury, 

N. H. 
vii. John, b. 1802 ; m. iu Northfield, N. H. m June, 1823, Eliza 

Danforth ; rem. to Concord, N. PI. 
viii. Mehitable, b. Nov. 20, 1804 ; m. Jonathan Kezar, of Noilh- 

field, N. PI. 

45. 

Jonathan" {Jonathan,^ Jonathan,'^ William^), [supposed] born 
Dec. 23, 1757; married Jane Foss, born March 3, 1751 (sic copia). 
He died at Waterville, N. H. 

46. 

Noah* (Jonathan,^ Jonathan,'^ William^}, born at date un- 
known ; resided at Tarn worth, N. H. 

Child : 
100. PIenry Whittier,^ b. May 7, 1820. 

47. 

Ebenezer* (Jonathan,^ Jonathan,'^ William^), [supposed] born 
May 3, 1785; married* March 31, 1810, Hephzibcth Dufour, born 
Jan. 24, 1788, died Oct. 10, 1866. He resided at Meredith Vil- 
lage, N. H. ; removed to Geneva, N. Y. 

Children : 

i. Elbridge Gerry,5 ^ gept. 4, 1811 ; d. in 1848 or 1849 ; m. 

Aug. 28, 1837, his cousin, Mary Dufour. 

ii. Susan Boavman, b. Sept. 14, 1812 ; m. I):ivis. 

iii. Ebenezer, b. March 23, 1814 ; m. Permelia Howard, of Geneva, 

N. Y. 
iv. Jarvis S., b. Sept. 5, 1816; d. in 1880 ; m. Ruth Midaugh. 

* Married in Boston Dec. 6, 1807, Ebenezer Danforth and "Rebeckah Raymond," 
"of Lexington" says the Intention, "of Burlington" says marriage record. 



384 DANTORTH GENEALOGY. 

V. John C, b. June 26, 1818 ; d. in 1821. 

vi. Eliza Ann, b. June 6, 1821 ; m. Dec. 26, 1853, Rev. J. R. Mann. 
Children : 

1. Eben Danforth Mann, b. May 28, 1859 ; res. Fort Scott, 

Kan. 

2. Helen Lilian Mann, b. Sept. 3, 1861 ; m. Feb. 7, 1881, 

Dr. W. A. Forster ; res. Kansas City. 

vii. Gregory, b. Nov. 3, 1823; m. July 4, 1848, Elizabeth Ann 
Lacey. 
101. viii, Willis, b. Sept. 23, 1826. 

ix. Addison, b. July 4, 1829 ; m. in Sept. 1851, Mrs. Elizabeth Hale. 

50. 

Enoch* (Enoch,^ Francis,^ William^). 

Enoch (also given Jr.) (Danford), Brunswick, Return of men enlisted or drafted 
into Continental army from Col. Jonathan Mitchell's (2d Cumberland co.) regt., as 
returned by Maj. Nathaniel Larrabee, dated Brunswick, Dec. 10, 1777 ; residence 
Brunswick ; engaged for town of Brunswick ; joined Capt. John Reed's co., Col. 
Alden's regt. ; term 3 years ; also private Capt. Reed's co., Col. John Brooks' (late 
Alden's) regt.; Continental army pay accounts for service from Feb. 11, 1777, to Dec. 
31, 1778; reported taken prisoner Nov. 11, 1778; also Capt. John Reed's co.. Col. 
Ichabod Alden's battalion; muster return dated Jan. 12, 1778; mustered by Col. 
Sewell, Muster Master for Lincoln co., and by Continental Muster Master reported 
on furlough ; also Capt. Reed's co. (late) Col. Alden's regt. ; return of men in camp 
before Aug. 15, 1777, certified at Cherry Valley, Feb. 24, 1779 ; also Capt. Reed's co., 
Col. Brooks' regt.; Continental army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to 
Dec. 31, 1780. 

51. 

Joshua* {Enoch,^ Francis,^ William^), born ; married in 

Boston, Mass. by Rev. Mr. Baldwin, Dec. 10, 1797, to Susannah 
Martin. He removed to Pownalborough, since called Wiscasset, 
Me. Was chosen guardian 12 Aug. 1806,^ by Fanny, daughter of 
John Bridge, of Pownalborough, trader, deceased. 

" Mrs. Susan Danforth, wife of Major Joshua Danforth of this 
town, died Oct. 27, 1813" [Town record]. 

Below* we give the Revolutionary record of this man ; perhaps he 
did more than these notes in Mass. Archives show, and earned the 

* Joshua (Danford). Private Capt. Zadoc Buffington's co.. Col. Samuel Johnson's 
regt.; enlisted Aug. 19, 1777; discharged Nov. 30, 1777, at Cambridge: service, 3 
months, 12 days, in Northern department. 

Joshua. Private, Capt. Simeon Brown's co.. Col. Jacob Gerrish's regt. of guards ; 
Bervice from April 2, 1778, to July 3, 1778, 3 mos. 2 days. Roll dated Camp at 
Winter Hill. 



DANFORTII QEXEALOOY. 385 

title of " IMnjor " in service ; or it may have been conferred from an 
appointment in the militia. 
Children : 

i. James,^ b. at Pownalborough Jan. 2J, 1800. 

ii, Alexander M., b. at rownalborough March 10, 1802. 

iii. Thomas Lesle, b. at Pownalborough in Fub, 1801. 

iv. Joseph Cukuier, b. at Pownalborough .lau. 25, 1806. 

V. Ann Brown, b. at Pownalborough aiarch 19, 1808. 



52. 

David'' (Unoch,^ Francis," William^), horn about 1745; spent 
his early manhood in Pownalborough, since called Wiscasset ; mar- 
ried there Feb. 12, 1770, Mary Young (published Dec. 17, 1769) 
[Pownalboro record] ; she died Jan. 20, 1832. He removed to 
Sladison, Me,, March 10, 1777 [family tradition] . llesided there 
and afterward at Solon, Me. Was a farmer. The record below 
seems to show him a soldier of the Revolution.* He died in Solon 
March 13, 1827. 

Children : 

i. Sylvia,^ b. in Pownalborough Aug. 13, 1770 ; m. John Albee. 
Children : 

1. Simeon Jliee. 3. Abial Albee. 

2. Silvia Albee. 4. Rlioda Albee. 

ii. Betsey Chase, b. in P. Feb. 2, 1773 ; m. Charles Savage. 
Children : 

1. James Savage. 6. Alvin Savage. 

2. Gershom Savage. 7. Jerome Savage. 

3. Albert Savage. 8. Fanny Savage. 

4. Manier Savage. 9. Betsey Savage. 

5. Columbus Savage. 10. Mary Savage. 

iii. Dorcas : m. William Salley. 
Children : 

1. David Salley. 4. Malinda Salley. 

2. William Salley. 5, Betsey Salley. 

3. Joseph Salley. 6. Lydia Salley. 

110. iv. Ebexezer, b. April 10, 1779. 

111. V, Simeon. 

112. vi. Silas. 

* David (Dakford), Private Capt. Benjamin Lamont's co., Col. Samuel McCobb's 
regt.; enlisted July 9, 1779; discharged Sept. 24, 1779; service 2 months and 16 
days at Penobscot. 



386 DANTORTH GENEALOGY. 

vii. Thankful, m. Jeclidiah Thompson. 
Children : 

1. Sumuel Tliompson. 5. Lena Thomipson. 

2. Jonas Thompson. 6. Mary Thompson 

3. Elihii Thompson. 7. Malinda Thompson. 

4. William Thompson. 8. Sarah Thompson. 

viii. Mary, m. Gershom Fletcher, Removed to New York. 
Children : 

1. Gershom Fletcher. 4. Simeon Fletcher. 

2. Joseph Fletcher. 5. Mary Fletcher. 

3. Alvin Fletcher. 6. Sarah Fletcher. 

ix. Thirza, m. William Metcalf. 
Children : 

1. David Metcalf. 4. Jotham Metcalf. 

2. William Metcalf. 5. Naomi Metcalf 

3. Danforth Metcalf. 6. Lora Metcalf. 

53. 

Daniel'* {Enoch,'^ Francis,^ WilUam^), His early life was 
8pent at Brunswick or vicinity. After the war, having served among 
Massachusetts men, he settled at Newbury. Daniel Danforth resid- 
ing in Newbury, Mass., married Sept. 15, 1798, Eunice, daughter 
of Amos Poor, of N., who sold them a tract of land which they again 
sold April 8, 1808. Probably he is the man described in the follow- 
ing military records : 

Daniel (Danford), Brunswick, Col. Alden's regt. ; list of men returned by en- 
listment committee of the town of Salem, certified at Salem May 18, 1778, as having 
engaged to serve in the Continental army for the term of 3 years or during war to 
the credit of said town ; also private, Capt. Reed's co., Col. John Brooks' regt. ; Con- 
tinental army pay account for service from March 31, 1778, to Dec. 31. 1779; resi- 
dence Brunswick ; also Capt. John Reed's co. (late) Col. Ichabod Alden's (6th) regt. ; 
Muster Roll for March and April, 1779, dated Cherry Valley; enlisted March 31, 
1778 ; enlistment 3 years. 

Daniel. List of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for Suffolk 
Co., dated Boston, April 12, 1778 ; Capt. Reed's co.. Col. Alden's regt. 

Daniel, Haverhill. Private, Capt. Nicholas Blasdel's co., Col. Wigglesworth's 
regt. ; pay abstract for travel allowance from Albany home ; warrant allowed in 
Council Jan. 27, 1777. 

60. 

Moses* (Abne)',^ Francis,- William^), born [in Brunswick, 
Me.J May 19, 1787 ; married in Brunswick Nov. 4, 1807, Betsey 
Grant; he died in B. Feb. 26, 1861. [Town records]. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 387 

61. 

Enoch' (Abner," FrancL^," ir<7//«m'), horn in Brunswick, Mc. 
Feb. U, 1789 ; died in Litchfield, Me. Dec. G, 1M72 ; married first, 
Annie D. Cotton, who died Nov. 20, 1888 ; he married second, 
Abigail AVhite, who died Sept. 29, 1848 ; he married third, Kebccca 
Higgins, who died in 187G. With his father he removed in 1822 to 
Litchfield, Me., where he passed the remainder of his life. 

Children : 

i. William,^ b. Dec. 17, 1821 ; m. Mary J. Ilarrin^'tou ; d. in 1823. 

ii. Orrin, b. Feb. 1825 ; d, unm. May 26, 1883. 

118. iii. Abner S., b. Oct. 20, 1829. 

119. iv. Dexter W., b. April, 1832. 

V. George F., b. July 30, 1835 ; d. April 13, 1839. 

62. 

Isaac* (Abyiei-,^ Francis,^ William^), bora in Brunswick, Me. ; 
removed with the family to Litchfieltl, Me., in 1822. He married 
Margaret Coombs; she died Oct. 0, 1851. 

Children : 

i. Dorothea,^ b. March 13, 1813 ; m. (1) Walter Haskell ; m. (2) 
Samuel Eally [Ely]. She d. Aug. 3, 1898. 

ii, OcTAViA, b. Nov. 4, 1814; m. James Nutting. Died in Hal- 
lowell, Me. 

120. iii. Enoch J., b. Oct. 9, 1818. 

iv. Mary, b. July 6, 1819 ; m, Turner Harrington ; d. in Topsham, 
Me., iu 186G. 

V. Dorcas, b. Oct. 13, 1821 ; m. Elisha Nickerson ; res. Bruns- 
wick. 

vi. Sarah, b. 1823 ; m George Berry; d. in Bowdoinham, Me., in 
1889. 

vii. JunA, b. June 10, 1824; m. Charles Brown ; res. Topsham. 

viii. Isaac H., b. 1826; m. (1) Elizabeth Peters ; m. (2) Hannah 
Remick ; d. in Bowdom, Me. May 3, 1900. 

ix. Susan, b. Sept. 20, 1830; m. (1) Charles Harrington; m. (2) 
Amos Nickerson. Res. Topsham. 

63. 

Sa^itjel* (Abner,^ Francis,' William'), born in Brunswick, 
Me. Dec. 15, 1799 ; married Sarah Coombs ; died in Oct. 1804. 
Children : 

i. Elbridge C,® b. Jan. 7, 1817. 

ii. Jane C. b, July 12, 1821 ; m. Asa Nutting. 

121. iu. Ensign, b. March 7, 1823. 



388 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

iv. LuciNDA, b. April 28, 1825 ; m. Joseph Richardson ; res. Ayer, 

Mass, 
V. Margaret, b. April 30, 1828 ; d. Aug. 7, 1853. 
vi. James I., b. Feb. 16, 1831 ; res. at Bath, Me. ; m. Mary Higgins. 

Deceased. 
122. vii. Samuel, Jr., b. Dec. 11, 1832. 
viii. Joseph, b. Feb. 1, 1835. 

ix. David, b. March 14, 1837 ; d. March 11, 1839. 
X. Mary E., b. Sept. 1, 1839 ; d. Sept. 3, 1848. 
xi. Eliza A., b. April 14, 1843 ; m. D. F. Curtis ; res. Lisbon, Me. 
xii. Sarah F., b. Dec. 20, 1846 : m. B. C. Davis ; res. Green, Me. 



64. 

Stephen^ {Eliphalet,'^ Josej^h,^ William}), bom in Rowley 
(bapt. at Byfield church Dec. 2, 1739 ; married in Bradford Jan. 
5, 1758, Betsey Parker. Resided at Bradford. He was a cord- 
wainer ; bought land of Moses Platts Dec. 28, 1772 ; sold laud there 
Aug, 7, 1773, his wife joining in the deed. There is a family tra- 
dition that he was a soldier in the Revolution and that he fell in the 
battle of Bunker Hill. If this is correct the records given below* 
must apply to some other person, possibly to a son and namesake 
whose birth has not been reported to the writer. 

Children : 

[Stephen,^ located in this family without full evidence, but by hy- 
pothesis], 
i. Hannah,* b. Sept. 22, 1758 ; m. June 3, 1779, Thomas Cheney ; 

[see Cheney Genealogy] ; she d. March 14, 1841. 
ii. Rachel, b. in 1761 ; m. Oct. 24, 1780, Henry Hardy. 
125. iii. Joseph, b. Oct, 6, 1763. 

iv. Elizabeth, m. in June, 1786, Joseph Swan, of Methuen. 
V. Silas, b. March 23, d. in May, 1766. 
vi. Betty (may be the EHzabeth above), b. April 23, 1767, 
vii. Eliphalet, b. July 2, 1769; d, in BracHord April 10, 1830. 
viii, Patty, b. May 15, 1771. 

* Stephen (Danford), Manchester. Private, Capt. Haffield White's co., Col. Rufus 
Putnam's (5th) regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from March 3, 1777, 
to April 22, 1779; reported discharged April 22, 1779; aUo, muster return dated 
Albany, Feb. 9, 1778 ; residence Manchester ; enlisted for town of Manchester ; 
enlistment 3 years; mustered by Esquire Gushing; reported deserted Dec. 28, 1777 
[but this must have been a false report as his later service proves] ; also, Capt. 
White's CO., Col. Putnam's (4th) regt. ; return of men entitled to state gratuity 
raised by lottery. Stephen Danforth of Manchester, with wife Lydia, sold land, 
buildings and rights Dec. 23, 1812. Stephen Danforth (perhaps a third) married in 
Bradford June 3, 1832, Hannah Wood. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 389 



65. 



Simeon' (Eliphahf,' Joseph,^ WilUdni'), born in Rowley 
(bapt. at Byfield :March9, 1745) ; died Feb. 23, 1821, " ajjed «! " ; 

married [first] Jemima ; married [second] in liowlcv, Jidv 1), 

1801, fludith, daughter of xVmos Stickn'ey by bis vviCi; Anna, (biii^di- 
ter of Oliver and Anna (Danfortb) Whiting, born March IG, 1778. 
[Stickney Family]. AVas living "in Concord, Chester co., twenty- 
eight years of age, a husbandman," and was enrolled as corporal in 
Capt. Gordon Ilutchins' co., Stark's rcgt. Sept. 20, 1775; receipted 
in camp at AVintcr Hill, Mass. Feb. 7, 177o-G, for "milk money" 
due from 4 Oct. to 24 Dec. 1775. The colony Poll-tax was levied 
by the selectmen of Boscawen upon him with others " who ware in 
the Contanental service for the year 1775 and have entered and gon 
in said Sarvic for the year 1776." He was in "the detaclinicnt of 
Col. Stickney's regt. that marched to the relief of Ticonderoga July 
5, 1777 "; was discharged Sept. 25, 1777, "having served in (.'apt. 
Peter Kimball's CO., Col. Thos. Stickney's regt., raised out of the 
13th regt. N. H. militia July 20, 1777, which company joined the 
Northern Army at Bennington and Stillwater." [N. H. State Pa- 
pers ; Rev, Rolls]. 

Simeon, cordwainer, of Canterbury, N. H., mortgaged land Oct. 
1, 1784; removed to Boscawen, N. H. and gave deed of that tract 
Oct. 2, 1796. " Of Rowley, cordwainer," with wife Judith, he 
gold land in R. Jan. 3, 1803. "He removed to Ohio, where he 
died."* 

Children : 

i. [EZEKIEL?] 

ii. Eliphalet.^ 

iii. Stephex, "son of Simeon and Jemima," b. Aug. 22, 1792. 

iv. Lucy, b. in Rowley Jan. 16, 1802; d. in l.S-")!), unm. 

V. Judith, b. July 22, lfS04 ; m. De Prie.st. 

vi. Deborah, b. Nov. 9, 1806; m. Sawyer (Sayer). 

vii. Elizabeth S., b. April 30, 1808 ; m. Sheafe ; res. Middle- 
town, O. 
Sally, "I , o . ^r. -lonn ( m- Mortimer. 



;.} b. Sept. .0, 1809 ;{- — S:' 



viu. 

ix. Molly 

X. Almira Josephine, b. April 8, 1812. 

xi 



xiii. Minerva, b. June 17, 1816 ; d. iu 1818. 
* May there be two persons of the name and trade whose records are blended ? 



390 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

FIFTH GENERATION. 



80. 

Enoch' (William,* William,^ John,'' William^), born in Boe- 
cawen, N. H. Oct. 19, 1774; died Aug. 14, 1823; married Han- 
nah Haines, born Nov. 21, 1781, died Jan. 21, 1843. He removed 
from Bath, N. H. to Ohio about the year 1821. 
Children : 

i. Sabrina,' b. Jau. 26, 1806 ; m. Hiram Thompson. 
Children : 

1. Lorenzo T. Thompson, b. Jan. 18, 1824 ; m. Jane "Wal- 

lace ; res. Michigan. 

2. Amelia E. Thompson, b. Nov. 24, 1826 ; m. Nov. 22, 

1848, Emanuel Myers, physician. Children : 

(1) Albert W. Myers, b. May 3, 1850. 

(2) Emma A. Myers, b. May 2, 1852. 

(3) Arthur T. Myers, b. April 10, 1854; m. Geor- 

gia Bliss. 

(4) George J. Myers, b. Sept. 30, 1856 ; d. July 
7, 1878. 

(5) Grace L. Myers. 

3. Harriet M. Thompson, b. Jan. 28, 1829 ; d. May 1, 

1869 ; m. July 4, 1849, Henry Sanford, farmer. 
Children : 

(1) Ella Sanford; m. Oct. 1, 1884, Theodore M. 
Paul. 

(2) Ida Sanford. 

(3) Harriet Sanford. 

4. Jeremiah Thompson, b. Jan. 28, 1833 ; m. Harriet 

Smith. 

5. Laura L. Thompson, b. Sept. 22, 1836 ; m. Sept. 12, 

1866, William Bell, farmer. 
Children : 

(1 ) William L. Bell, b. Aug. 24, 1868. 

(2) Emma Agnes Bell, b. Sept. 9, 1871. 

(3) Frederick N. Bell, b. Feb. 14, 1875. 

6. Mary L. Thompson, b. May 17, 1838. 

7. Louisa N. Thompson, b. April 30, 1841 ; m. in 1861, 

Orrin Reynolds, teacher. 
Children : 

(1) Estella D. Reynolds. 

(2) Mary Reynolds ; m. July 6, 1883, Joseph H. 
Troyer. 

8. William L. Thompson, b. April 3, 1843 ; d. Dec. 24, 

1864. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 39 X 

9. Emma S. Thompson, h. April fi, Iftlfi; d. Feb. 2 
1870 ; m. Oct. 2, 1«07, Ed. C'artwri^lit. 

Ch. : Howard Cart\vric,rht. b. Sept. 27, IHnS. 
140. ii. IIiAL, b. June 8, 180S. 

iii. Mary, b. April 7, ISIO; m. (1) Helton; m. (2) 

Nourse; lived ut Bolton, Mass.; d. at Kirksvillc, Mo., July 
18, 1901. ' ' -^ 

iv. Lavinia, b. March 27, 1812; d. June . '50, 1901; m. Sept. 2 
1831, James Sevey, b. Nov. 2, 180G, a farmer and carpenter \ 
res. Kirksville, Mo. 
Cliildren : 

1. 3fary M. Sevey, b. March 18, 1832 ; m. Dc Tib- 

betts; d. Sejjt. 26, 1901. 

2. Orilla Sevey; m. Nov. 3, 1852, Edwin Harrow; he d. 

Oct. 27, 1887. 
Ch.: 

(1) Marv L. Harrow, b. Aug. 11, ISoS; ni. Jan. 
8, 1877, Robert H. Ilaniilton. 

(2) Ella A. Harrow, b. Jan. 10, 185G; m. Jan. 8, 

1877, William P. Foster. 

(3) Charles E. Harrow, b. April 15, 1864. 

(4) Frederick L. Harrow, b. Jan. 27, 1868; m. 
Oct. 1894, Minnie Bundy. 

(5) Clarence Harrow, b. Aug. 11, 1871 ; d. March 
14, 1876. 

141. V. Harrison, b. April 15, 1814. 

vi. Judith, b. Oct. 23, 1816; d, in July, 1843. 

vii. William, b. Sept, 12, 1819 ; d. at sea March 27, 1843. 

viii. Eliza, b. and d. in 1823. 

81. 

William^ {William,* William,^ John,* William^), born at 
Boecawen, N. H. Jan. 22, 1780; died Sept. 24, 1843; married 
first, Sept. 24, 1806, Betsey Putney, of Warner, N. H. ; she died 
May 15, 1841, aged 53 years. He married second, at Concord, 
N. H., Nov. 8, 1842, Mi-s. Howard Dow, of Concord. He was a 
farmer, residing at Webster (Boscawen), N. H., some years; re- 
moved to Coldwater, Canada, and engaged in lumber business. 
Died there. 

Children : 

142. i. John Putney," b. Oct. 5, 1811. 

ii. Polly, b. Feb. 3, 1815 ; d. June 19, 1853 ; m. Nathan Kilburn, 

of Salisbury, farmer, 
iii. Tamson (Thomasine), b. March 7, 1817; d. in April, 1879; 

m. Joseph Warren Jackman, farmer and miller, of Salisbury. 

143. iv. Albert, b. Hec. 21, 1819. 

144. V. William, b. May 22, 1823. 

vi. Orpha, b. Jan. 22, 1827 ; d. Aug. 9, 1848. 



392 DANrOBTH GENEALOGY. 



8'2, 

John* (William,* William,' John,' William^), born in Bos- 
cawen, N. H. Dec. 18, 1785; died Feb. 18, 1850; married Nov. 
17, 1827, Bernice Corser, of Boscawen. 

Children : 

145. i. Orrin,' b. in June, 1831. 

ii. Mehetabel (Etta), b. Oct. 16, 1834; d. May 27, 1876 ; m. A. 
P. Bennett. Child, Helen Pierce Bennett, b. May, 1870. 



83. 

Edmund* (William,* William,^ John,' William^), born in 
Boscawen, N. H., July 8, 1791; died Oct. 24, 1854; married 
Sept. 3, 1818, Rhoda Clough. 

Children : 

i. Haman,« b. Dec. 21, 1819. 

ii. Rhoda, b. Sept. 3, 1821 ; d. June 21, 1834. 

146. iii. Enoch, b. May 4, 1824. 

147. iv. George Sullivan, b. May 6, 1827. 

148. V. Reuben Clough, b. Aug. 17, 1829. 

vi. Charles Spaulding, b. Nov. 14, 1831. 

149. vii. Edmund, b. Jan. 12, 1834. 

viii. Rhoda Rosetta, b. March 11, 1843 ; m. Josiah C. Shaw, who 
was at one time officially connected with the Insane Asylum at 
Concord, N. H. Child, Clarence Shaw, b. Sept. 22, 1873. 



84. 

Jedidiah* (Jedidiah,* William,' John,' William^), born in 
Boscawen, N. H. April 26, 1777; died Aug. 2, 1827; married 
Oct. 22, 1801, Rachel, daughter of Jolm and Rachel Corser, born 
April 9, 1781, died in Salisbury, N. H. Nov. 19, 1854. 

Children : 

150. i. Jedidiah,^ b. May 27, 1803. 

151. ii. Nathan George, b. July 1, 1805. 

152. iii. John Blaisdell, b. July 31, 1807. 
iv. Sarah Rix, ) ( m. Benjamin Fisk ; d. in 

U. 



r u. Sept. 1809 ; ■< Lawrence. 
V. Rachel Corser, ) ( m. Elijah Clark, 

vi. Charlotte Senter, b. June 23, 1810; m. (1) Jefferson Fisk; 
m. (2) Elder Nason, 
153. vii. Prentice Suattuck, b. Dec. 22, 1820. 

viii. Harriet Augusta, b. Nov. 6, 1827 ; d. in 1851. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 393 

85. 

'!^ATTiAiii\(Jedidiah,* WilUam,' John,* William'), burn in 
Boscawen, N. H. Aug. 28, 1779 ; removed to Thetforil, Vt. Mar- 
ried Sophia C, . 

Cbildi-en : 

i. Sarah F.,^ b. June 8, 1836. 

ii. Sylvester P., b. Awcr. 14, 1838. 

iii. Celeste S., b. June 8, 1840. 

iv. Horace H., b. March 29, 1842. 

V. SiLVANUs, b. July 4, 1844. 

86. 

Eix^ (Jedidiah,* William,' John,* William^), born in Bos- 
cawen, N. H. May 25, 1791 ; married April 15, 1819, Abigail 
Colby, born April 3, 1801, died Feb. 28, 1849. 

Children : 

L Betsey CJ b. Sept. 13, 1819. 

ii. HiRAJi Branch, b. April 29, 1823. 

iii. Timothy Collins, b. Feb. 10, 1825. 

iv. Josephine Branch, b. Oct. 25, 1842. 

90. 

Sa]VIUEL^ (Joseph,* Saimiel,^ John,* William*), born in Xew- 
bury July 14, 1772; died June 5, 1818; married Nov. 10, 1803, 
Ednah, daughter of Simeon and Sarah ( Jewett) Plummer, of New- 
bury, born in 1781, died Dec. 22, 1824, "aged 43." 

He was a blacksmith ; resided in Newbury. On the first of Sep- 
tember after his death administration of his estate was granted to 
Samuel Newman at the widow's request. Guardians were appointed 
for the six children surviving. 

Children : 

i. George Plummer,* b. Aug. 3, 1804, 
ii. Sarah, b. Oct. 25, 1806. 
164. iii. Joshua Jewett, b. Oct. 12, 1808. 

iv. Rebecca Brown, b. Jan. 8, 1812 ; d. Sept. 12, 1836 ; m, Sept. 

23, 1833, John Newman. 
V. Joseph, b. March 24, 1814. 

vi. Simeon Plummer, b. June 30, 1816 ; d. May 13, 1818. 
vii. Mary P., b. Nov. 21, 1818 ; m. May 22, 1845, Nathaniel Little, 

of Newbury. 

Children : 

1. Alice Archer Little, b. Aug. 19, 1846. 

2. Heher Little, b. Nov. 18, 1853. [Little Genealogy.] 



394 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 



91. 



Joseph^ {Josej^h,* Samuel,^ John,* WiUiam^) born in New- 
bury March 25, 1782; died Jan. 26, 1840; married first, Phebe 
Kimball, of Bradford, who was born April 28, 1788, and died 
Oct. 11, 1835. He married second, Jan. 12, 1836, Mrs. Mary 
Russell. He was a housewright and ship-joiner. He removed to 
Salem. He sold land in Newbury to his brother Friend in 1805, 
and conveyed a tract to him for life-use in 1819. With wife Phebe 
he sold land in Salem Feb. 9, 1816, and other tracts without her at 
later dates. 

Administration of his estate was granted Feb. 18, 1840, to his 
eon " John K. Danforth, of Boston, tailor"; guardians were ap- 
pointed for George F., aged 18, and Edward Francis, aged 7 years. 
Joseph A. and Willam H., of Salem, housewrights, were sureties 
on the bond, and Samuel G., of Salem, housewright, on the bond 
for sale of real estate in 1852. 

Children : 

165. i. Joseph Augustus,^ b. Feb. 1810. 

166. ii. John Kimball, b. Oct, 7, 1813. 

iii. William Henry, b. June 2, 1817, carpenter and inventor; d. 
in Boston in 1870, unmarried. 

167. iv. Samuel Gray, b. July 18, 1819. 

168. v. George Frederick, b. Feb. 11, 1822. 

vi. James Albert, b. March 28, 1830; d. March 2, 1832, "from 
the effects of vaccination." 

169. vii. Edward Francis, b. Aug. 26, 1833. 

96. 

Enoch^ (Unoch,* 0Uve7%^ John,^ William^), born in New- 
buryport June 5, 1794; married there first. May 28, 1816 (inten- 
tion. May 13), Rebecca Chipman, of the same place. He married 
second, April 18, 1820, Elizabeth March Sargent, of the same. 

Children : 

i. Rebekah Ann,' b. Jan. 29, 1821. 

ii. Charles William Davis, b. Sept. 24, 1823 ; d. Aug. 17, 1825. 



100. 

Henry Whittiek* (Noah,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ William^), 
born [in Tamworth, N. H.] May 7, 1820; died in Dover, N. H. 
in March, 1881 ; married first, Mrs. Clark, widow of Josiah T. 
Clark; married second, Nov. 8, 1851, Eliza J. Clark; she died 
Feb. 18, 1897. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 395 



Children : 



i. Emma," b. Oct. 9, 184S ; m. about 1865, Henry Tatner. 
Child : 

Lizzie Tatner, b. March 2G, 18G7. 

180. ii. George HexNrt, b. at Dover, N. H. Oct. 7, 1858. 

101. 

Willis^ {Ebenezer,* Jonathan,^ {^JonathaUy'] WiUicwi'), horn 
in Lake Village, N. H. Sept. 26, 1826 ; died at Milwaukee, Wis. 
June 5, 1891 ; married March 3, 1852, in Oswego, 111., Nancy Ann, 
daughter of Rev. James H. Moore, a Methodist Episcopal clergy- 
man ; she was born at Brockport, N. Y. Jan. 20, 1836. William 
went in 1837, with the family to Geneva, 111. ; on leaving school he 
studied medicine with Dr. G. W. Richards, of St. Charles; gradua- 
ted from Rock Island Medical College in 1849. Located in Joliet, 
111. On the breaking out of the War he joined the 13th 111. Cav- 
alry ; was afterward surgeon in the 134th Infantry ; served at Pa- 
ducah, Ky. to the end of the War. Resumed practice in Joliet ; in 
1869 was chosen professor of Surgery in the Hahneman Medical 
College, of Chicago, 111. In connection with Drs. Small and Lud- 
1am he published the U. S. Medical Journal (Homeopathic) for 
several years. His last residence was Milwaukee, Wis. 
Children : 

i. De Laskie,® b. at Oswego, 111. Aug. 23, 1853 ; d. of pneumonia 
in Dec. 1897 ; m. Oct. 27, 1884, Mary Beverly. He is remem- 
bered as " one of the loveliest and truest of men." 
Child : 

Willis,' b. Dec. 22, 1890. 

ii. Laura, b. at Joliet, 111. Sept. 9, 1856 ; d, March 17, 1857. 

iii. Harry Willis, b. at Joliet, 111. July 29, 1858 ; d. in Cuba .luly 
2, 1898 ; m. in Milwaukee, Wis. .June 29, 1886, Lizzie Grace 
Whitehill. He studied medicine and was admitted to practice 
at Milwaukee. When the Spanish cruelties in Cuba were re- 
vealed to the world his sympathies were aroused, and he went 
to the island in 1895. He served as surgeon on the staff of the 
insurgent Gen. Cisneros. Eeturning after his father's death, 
he did much to inform and awaken our people to the situation 
of the Cubans ; he returned to the island as assistant surgeon of 
the 9th Cavalry. In the battle of El Canney he was shot while 
di-essiug the wounds of an American sokher on the field. His 
body was recovered and bm'ied there ; later taken up and brought 
back to Milwaukee, where it was re-interred in Jan. 1899. 
Child: 
Sobert Willis,'' b. March 27, 1888. 

iv. Charles Eugene, b. Oct. 1, 1865. 



396 DANTOKTH GENEALOGY. 

110. 

Ebenezer^ {David, '^ Enoclt^ Francis,- William^), horn m So- 
lon or Madison, Me. April 10, 1779 ; died July 30, 1829 ; married 
Mary Thompson, born Nov. 13, 1781, died Feb. 11, 1840. 

Children : 

185. i, AsAHEL HuTCHiNS^ b. Feb. 2, 1802. 

ii. Louisa, b. Jan. 3, 1804 ; m. AVilliam Salley, of Madison, Me. ; 
be d. in Sept. 1884. 
Child : 

Cephas Salley, m. Ann Goodrich, of Madison ; res. No- 
Anson, Me. Children : 

(1) Frank F. Salley. 

(2) Ulysses G. Salley; m. Emma Whittier, of Farm- 

ington, Me. 

(3) Lucilla Salley. 

iii. LoRiNDA, b. Jan. 31, 1806 ; m. Thomas Cross, of Madison ; rem' 
to Kingfield, Me. 
Children : 

1. George Cross, m. Priscilla Smith, of North New Port- 

land, Me. Ch. : Frances Cross, m. Julian Viies. 

2. Elam Cross. 

3. Cornelia A. Cross; d. iu Feb. 1877. 

4. Corice Cross, d. in Aiig. 1883. 

5. l^homas Cross ; m. Lydia Healey, of Solon. 

Children : 

(1) Harriet Cross. 

(2) Walter Cross. 

(3) George Cross. 

6. Loriyida Cross, m. Samuel Horton, of Kingfield ; she d- 

in Ajiril, 1868 ; dau, Charlotte Horton d. in Feb. 1886. 

iv. Fanny, b. Oct. 31, 1808; m. (1) Andrew Young, of Embden, 

Me. ; res. in "VVaterville, Me. ; she m. (2) KUgore ; she 

d. in Jan. 1840. 

Children of Andrew and Fauny (Danforth) Young : 

1. Adeline Young, m. Daniel Woodman, of Norridgewock, 

Me. 

2. Augustine Young. 

3. Gorham Young, m, Angeline Hunnewell ; res. Fair- 

field, Me. ; children, (1) Elizabeth Young, (2) Blanche 
Young. 

186. V. David, b. July 10, 1811. 

vi. Lydia T., b. Nov. 13, 1813 ; m. Perez Savage, of Anson, Me., 
who d. in 1882 ; she d. in Skowhegan, Me. in 1844. 
Children : 

1. Austin Savage. 2. Ebenezer Savage. 3. Henry Savage 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 397 

187. vii. Orrin, b. April 1, 1816. 

viii. Mary Ajstn, b. April 1, 1820 ; m. Thomas Otis. 

111. 

Simeon* (David,* Enoch,^ Francis,^ William^) ^ born in Solon, 
Me. married Fanny Moore. 
Children : 

i. Orchard C.® ; m. Caroline Savage ; d. before 1887. 

ii. Mary, m. Jonathan Belden ; d. before 1887. 

iii. Susan, m. Silas Tozer. 

iv. John. 

V. Eber. 

112. 

Silas" {David,* Enoch,^ Francis,'^ William^), born in Solon, 
Me. ; married Abigail Bosworth; ghe died in March, 1874. 
Children : 

188. i. Calvin Bostyorth,^ b. in Madison, Me. April 12, 1820. 
ii. Norris ; m. Elvira Adams; he d. before 1887. 

Child : 

Edwin SJ ; m. Elizabeth Moore ; resided in Taunton. 
Children : 

(1) Norris.^ 

(2) Elsie A., b. in T. Sept. 17, 1872. 

iii. MiLO M., or J. Milo ; d. before 1887 ; m, Rhoda Hilton ; resi- 
dence, Anson, Me. 
Children : 

1. Boscoe,'' d. at 15 years of age. 

2. jEtta Florence ; m. Edwin Grant. 

3. Hannibal Hamlin ; m. Fanny Stevens. 

4. Charles. 

iv. Harriet ; m. Ebenezer Fairbanks Stevens ; residence, Norridge- 
wock, Me. ; d. before 1887. 

118. 

Abner S.' {Enoch,* Abjier," Francis,' William'), born Oct. 
20, 1829 ; married Margaret Marr. Lives in Gardiner, Me. 

119. 
Dexter W.' {Enoch,* Abner,^ Francis,' Williamy) born in 
April, 1832 ; married Eliza L. Dingley, of Litchfield, Me. He 
resided on Oak Hill, Litchfield ; died Oct. 5, 1890. 



398 DANTOKTH GENEALOGY. 

Children : 

i. Eliza A.,* b. Dec. 22, 1864; m. Frank Carr, of Monmouth, Me. 

ii. Nelson, b. July 26, 1866; d. Nov. 22, 1891. 

iii. Alanson F., b. Dec. 13, 1868 ; resides on the old homestead. 

iv. Clara A., b. Sept. 21, 1871 , m. Edmund Hall ; res. AVales, Me. 

V. Frank P., b. Dec. 30, 1874. 

vi. Vinton W., b. Feb. 10, 1877. 

vii. Ervin W., b. Sept. 19, 1884. 

120. 

Enoch J.* (Isaac,^ Abner,^ Francisy^ WiUiam'^)^ bom Oct. 
9, 1818 ; married Lucy Taylor of Newton, Mass. ; died in Bruns- 
wick, Me., July 29, 1865. 

Children : 

192. i. Isaac H.,^ b. in Quincy, Mass., April 15, 1844. 
ii. Lucy, b. in 1846, d. in Feb. 1849. 
iii. Charles A., d. in 1849. 

iv. Anne E., b. Nov. 28, 1848 ; m. John McFadden ; res. Bath, Me. 
V. George E., b. Nov, 22, 1852 : d. Jan. 15, 1894. 
vi. Charles W., b. Sept. 22, 1854; m. (1) Cornelia Winslow ; m. 
(2) Ella Reed. Res. Taunton, Mass. 
Child : 

William,'' b. July 10, 1881 ; d. Dec. 18, 1900. 

121. 

Ensign* {Samuel,'^ Abner,^ Francis,'' William^), born March 
7, 1823 : married first, Eliza Segars ; married second, Elizabeth 
Gray ; residence Oak Hill, Litchfield, Me. 

Children : 

i. Eleanor,^ b. Dec. 12, 1849 ; d. March 23, 1851. 

ii. Henry W., b. March 17, 1853 ; d. March 15, 1872. 

iii. John (of second wife), b. Jan. 15, 1857 ; m. Nellie Blackstone ; 

res. Bangor, Me. 
iv. Charles, b. July 27, 1859 ; was lost at sea Feb. 1887. 
V. Abbie, b. Oct. 31, 1861 ; m. Horace Ridley, 
vi. Joseph, b. Sept. 10, 1863. 
vii. Mary L., b. Dec. 10, 1865; res. Litchfield, 
viii. George, b. Dec. 7, 1868. 
ix. Jennie, b. Oct. 2, 1870 ; m. "William R. Marston ; res. Greene, 

Me. 

122. 

Samuel* (Samuel,'^ Abner,^ Francis,'^ William^), born Dec. 
11, 1832 ; married Emma Jenkins; resides in Litchfield, Me. 



DANTORTH GENEALOGY. 399 

Children : 

i. IsANNA,^ b. April 30, 1858 ; m. Fred. E. Ware ; res. Gardiner, 

Me. 
ii. "VViLBER, b. Ajiril 19, 18G0 ; m. George Glover ; res, Swan Island, 
iii. Emery E., b. Jan. 24, ISG-l; m. Lydia H. Cromwell; res. 

Litchfield, 
iv. Frank E., b. Jan. 24, 18G6. 

V. Burleigh M., b. March 4, 18G8 ; d. May 6, 1872. 
vi. Edward S., b. Aug. 4, 1870; m. Mabel Carver, 
vii. Emma, b. April 7, 1873 ; d. March 28, 187G. 
viii. Fred L., b. Jan. 187G. 
ix. Nellie M., b. Nov. 2, 1879 ; d. Dec. 21, 1891. 

125. 

Joseph* {Stephen,* Eliphalet,^ Joseph,^ WiUiam^), born in 
Bradford, Mass. Oct. 6, 1763 ; married in 1785 Elizabeth Barker, 
of Bradford, and removed to Londonderry, N. H. There he 
bought a tract of land Jan. 6, 1786. Signed a petition of inhabi- 
tants June 5, 1786. [N. H. State Papers XII.] In 1833 he 
removed to Meredith Village, N. H. His Revolutionary record is 
given below, in the form published by the State of Massachusetts.* 

Joseph Danforth, tanner, of Londonderry, N. H. sold land in L. to Wil- 
liam Cheney, of the same town, July 30, 1813. 

He also sold land in Windham, N. H. near land of Moody Morse (which 
he had purchased of Nathaniel Martin May 7, 1798), July 21, 1813. 

Children : 

194. i. Stephen,^ b. in 1787. 

ii. Elizabeth, b, in 1790 ; m. Seth Cheney, of Derry, N. H. 
ChilcU'en : 

1. Seth Cheney. 

2. Parker Cheney. 

195. iii. Joseph, b. Jan. 21, 1792. 

iv. William Parker, b. in 1794. 

196. V. Barker, b. in 1796. 

* Joseph, Bradford. Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce Continental Army 
for the term of six months, agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780, returned as received 
of Justice Ely, Commissioner, by Maj. Peter Harwood of 6th Mass. regt., at Spring- 
field, July 2, 1780; age, 17 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 9 in.; complexion, light; engaged for 
town of Bradford ; arrived at Springfield July I, 1780 ; marched to camp JuIy 2, 1780, 
under command of Capt. Phineas Parker ; also, list of men raised for the 6 months 
service and returned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed muster in a return 
dated Camp Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780. 

Joseph (Danford)). Pay roll for 6 months men raised by the town of Bradford 
for service in the Continental army during 1780 ; marched June 25, 1780 ; discharged 
Dec. 13, 1780; service 6 months. 



400 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

197. vi. Phineas, b. in 1798. 
vii. John, b. in 1800. 

198. viii. James Barker, b. in 1802. 

128. 

Eliphalet^ {Simeon,* EUj)halet,'^ Joseph,"^ William^) "born 
in Bradford, Mass. ; went to Canterbury, N. H. with his father 
when four years old ; then crossed the river to Boscawen where he 
lived and died. He married Sarah Burnham Hovey." [Family 
tradition.]* 

Children : 

i. William,® d. young. 

ii. Eliza Hovey, d. in 1868; married (as his first wife) Rev. J. M. 

H. Dow, Congregational minister, of Providence, R. I. and 

Boston, Mass. 
iii. Sarah ; residence, Bearing, N. H. 
iv. Charles. 
V. Felicia Hovey, m, Wm. P. Hammond, M.D., of Philadelphia. 

She was an elocutionist. 

129. 

Stephen^ {Simeon,* Eliphalet,^ Josejih,'^ William^) born in 
Bradford, Mass. — " son of Simeon and Jemima " — Aug. 22, 1792. 



SIXTH GENERATIO:^". 



140. 

Hial^ (Enoch,^ William,* William,^ John,^ William^), born 
June 8, 1808 ; died May 25, 1889 ; married May 4, 1831, Sophia 
Darrow, born in Darrowville, N. Y., March 31, 1810. He was a 
farmer. 

Children : 

i. Mary S.,^ b. Jan. 1, 1833 ; d. June 23, 1846. 
210. ii. Milton Colt, b. June 13, 1836. 

iii. Charles E., b. Aug. 29, d. Nov. 13, 1838. 
iv. Helen S., b. Nov. 28, 1842 ; m. July 3, 1862, Virgil T. Miller ; 
farmer. 

* Eliphalet Danforth, of Chester, N. H., tanner, sold land there, "near his bark 
house and house," to Jonathan Cilley Oct. 2, 1799. Was this the same person as the 
above-described ? 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 401 

Cliildren : 

1. Nellie S. Miller, b. May 27, 1865. 

2. Minnie Maxj Miller, b. Nov. 14, 18G6. 

3. Ora Volney Miller, b. March 16, 1875. 

V. Edmund E., b. Sept. 4, 1848 ; d. Aug. 18, 1850. 

141. 

Harrison^ {Enoch,^ William^* William* John* William^), 
born April 15, 1814; died Feb. 21, 1884; married first, Sarah A. 
Darrow, born July 19, 1813, died Sept. 29, 1868; he married sec- 
ond, Feb. 28, 1875, Martha Holton. He was a physician ; resided 
at Svimmit, O. 

Children : 

211. i. Francisco L.,^b. Feb. 28, 1838. 

u. LoviNA A., b. Dec. 22, 1839; m. Oct. 3, 1861, "Senanl" or 
Leonard Richardson, b. April 13, 1836 ; res. Paris, Mich. 
Children : 

1. Addie Lovina Richardson, b. Dec. 12, 1870. 

2. George Harrison Eichardson, b. May 10, 1879. 

iii. Mortimer W., b. Aug. 28, 1842 ; m. Addie Walton ; physician 
at Cascade, Mich. 

iv. Theodore E., b. Aug. 7, 1844 ; d. June 7, 1861. 

V. Edwin H., b. June 11, 1852 ; m. 18 July, 1872, Esther Mo- 
Knight ; is a merchant at Akron, 0. 
Childi-en : 

1. Sarah Ann,« b. Feb. 17, 1874. 

2. Nellie, b. Sept. 17, 1878. 

vi. Clarence E., b. March 16, 1856 ; m. March 3, 1880, A, Belle 
Longnecker ; physician, Grandville, Mich. 
Child : 

Roy i^,8 b. April 3, 1883. 

142. 
John Putney' (Wilh'am,' William,* William,' John,' Wil- 
liam'), born in Webster (Boscawen), N. H. Oct. 5, 1811 ; died in 
Coldwater, Upper Canada, June 19, 1864; married first, Aprd 6, 
1840. Susan S. Putney, of New London, N. H., born in 1819, died 
Nov. 21, 1842 ; he married second, May 11, 1843, Emeline Lock, 
daun-hter of Heman and Sally (Connor) Hastings, of Hopkinton, 
N. H., born July 26, 1815, died Aug. 22, 1853 ; he married third, 
in May, 1856, Mrs. Hannah Burnham "Wells, born in Essex, Mass., 
Oct. 9, 1808, died Nov. 7, 1901. He married and resided some time 



402 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

atHopkinton, N. H. When Lawrence, Mass. was started he went 
thither and found occupation ; soon after removed with his family. 
In 1854 he engaged in lumbering in Upper Canada. 
Children : 

i. Henry Putney/ b. Sept. 21, 1842 ; d. July 21, 1844. 

ii. Henry Putney, b. in Webster, N. H., Nov. 24, 1845 ; was edu- 
cated in public schools of Lawrence and at Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 
Learned the jjainting business, and has carried it on in Law- 
rence. Was elected to the city government and served three 
years ; member of state legislature 1880 and 1884. Is con- 
nected with various fraternal organizations. Has taken great 
interest in this work aud contributed to this second part. 

iii. Emily Jane, b. in Hopkinton, N. H., June 3, 1848 ; d. in Law- 
rence, Mass. Sept. 7, 1900. 

143. 

Albert' (William,^ William,* William,^ John,* William^), 
bom Dec. 2, 1819 ; resided at Webster and Hopkinton, N. H. ; 
was a farmer. He married first, Mary Ann, daughter of Richard 
Fitts, of Boscawen, N. H. ; he married second, Nancy Elizabeth 
Nichols, of Wethersfield, Vt. ; he married third, in Concord, N. H., 
Sept. 7, 1858, Rosanna E. Sanders, of Gardiner, Me., born March 
28, 1820, died Feb. 10, 1901. 
Children : 

i. FiTZ Albert,^ b. June 7, 1848 ; m. June 20, 1892, Abbie J. 
Cooper, of Brookline ; he was a farmer and expressman ; d. of 
consumption July 13, 1894; no children, 
ii. Mary Ann, d. in infancy Feb. 9, 1851. 
iii. Lucius Nichols, b. of second wife, April 2, 1854; salesman in 

Brookline. 
iv. Mary Elizabeth, b. Oct. 18, 1857 ; m. April 27, 1885, Charles 
E. Davis, of Goffstown, N. XL, a machinist; res. Contoocook, 
N. H. 
Child : 

Florence Emma Davis, b. Nov. 26, 1885. 

V. Emma Lucinda, b, Feb. 22, 18G1 ; m. Ileury P. Dunbar, of 
Hopkinton, N. H., carpenter and farmer. 
Children : 

1. Edward Capen Dunbar, b. March 30, 1894. 

2. Charles Morton Dunbar, b. Feb. 23, 1896. 

3. Howard Glair Dunbar, b. May 25, 1899. 

144. 

William® (Tr«7/mm,* William,* William,^ John,* William^), 
born May 2, 1823; died Nov. 24, 1897 ; married first, Martha Se- 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 403 

ver; married second, Lucia Nichols, of Wethersfield, Vt., a sister 
of his brother Albert's wife. He was educated at Contoocook Aca- 
demy ; became a civil engineer ; served sometime in the employ of 
the Grand Trunk R.R, ; went to Minnesota in 1869 and was em- 
ployed by the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul R.R. several years ; 
city engineer of Red Wing, Minn. ; nine years chief engineer of the 
Duluth and Red Wing R.R. He served in the Civil War in Co. 
C, 16th Vt. Vol. Inf. ; participated in the battle of Gettysburg. 
Residence, Red Wing, Minn. 

Children : 

i. William,'^ b. April 16, 1861 ; m. Aug. 10, 1899, Susan Schol- 
field. He is a civil engineer. 
Child ; 

George Nichols,^ b. Feb. 3, 1901. 

ii. Lucia, b. July, 9, 1865 ; grad. Carleton CoUege 1891, and has 
since been a teacher there. 

145. 

Orrin' {John^^ William,* William,^ John, "^ Willicnn'^ ), horn 
in June, 1831; married Abra Morrill; residence, Gloucester, 

Mass. 

Children : 

i. Arthur.'^ 

ii. Mart Morrill. 

146. 

Enoch* {Edmund,^ William,* William,'' John,^ William}), 
born May 4, 1824; married first, Melissa Jane Colby; married 
second, Lydia A. (Connor) Fisk ; residence, Hopkinton, N. H. 

Children : 

i. Nanct Ann,'' b. Jan. 21, 1851. 

ii. Edward Everett ; m. Emma Louise Emmons ; two children. 
Rem. to California; at cue time deputy clerk of Alameda 
county ; later in Railway mail service, residing in San Fran- 

iii. Edmund G., b. May 23, 1874; m. Jan. 11, 1899, Lucy A. Foss. 

147. 
George Sullivan" {Edmund," William,* William,^ John,'' 
William'), born in Boscawen, N. H., May 6, 1827; married 
first, in Concord, N. H. Nov. 18, 1856, Emma Maria Colby, of 
Concord ; he married second, Susan Gwin. 
He removed to Oakland, Cal. 



404 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

Children : 

i. EdmdndJ 
ii. Henry. 

148. 

Reuben Clough® {Edmund,^ William,* William,'^ Johiy^ 
William^), born in Webster, N. H. Aug. 17, 1829; married 
June 20, 18G0, Anna M. Dow, of Concord, N. H., and resided 
there. 

Children : 

i. Marian Elena,'' b. June 8, 18G2 ; d. Feb. 1, 18G3. 
ii. Marian Louisa, b. April 25, 1864. 
iii. Caroline L., b. and d. in 1867. 
212. iv. Harry A., b. Jan. 1, 1876. 

149. 

Edmund* {Edmund,^ William,* William,^ John,^ William^), 
born at Webster, N. H. Jan. 12, 1834; married at Laporte, Cal. 
Mary Lafferty, born in Modoc, Canada, Nov. 5, 1852. Residence, 
Loyalton, Sierra county, California. 
Children : 

i. Ethel MayJ b. at Scales, Cal. Feb. 13, 1870 ; m. (1) in Reno, 
Nev. Dec. 5, 1891, Charles Merwin;,m. (2) Jan. 4, 1827, 
Bertrand Louis Jones. 
Children : 

1. Ruili Merwin, b. March 24, 1893. 

2. Arthur Donald Mertvin, b. Sept. 6, 1897. 

3. Gertrude Belle Jones, | 

4. Albert Austin Jones, > b. Aug. 16, 1900. 

5. Reuben Vance Jones, ) 

ii, William Eugene, b. July 9, 1871. 

iii. Frances Louise, b. Sept. 2, 1872 ; m. in Reno, Nev. Sept. 22, 
1891, Fred. White. 
Children : 

1. Vance Ellsworth White, b. Oct. 7, 1893. 

2. Elmer White, b. May 15, 1895. 

3. A child, b. March 18, 1901. 

iv. Mabel Elizabeth, b. Dec. 31, 1873; m. in Sierraville, Cal. 
Jan. 1, 1890, Wm. Capcu Glidden. 
Children : 

1. Florence Asenath Glidden, b. 1890; d. 1893. 

2. Edmund Franklin Glidden, b. 1892; d. 1893. 

3. Leia Mabel Glidden, b. Oct. 21, 1894. 

4. William Dewey Glidden, b. Dec. 29, 1896, at 

Flacerville, Cal. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 405 

V. Jennie Adele, b. Oct. 24, 187G ; m. at Reno, Nev. Sept. 15 

1897, Miles Gay Lee. 
vi. Onez Lillian, b! Dec. 28, 1879. 
vii. Eva Maud, b. July 6, 1881. 
viii. WiNNiFRED Evangeline, b. Nov. 4, 1882. 
ix. Elmer Louis, b. Feb. 5, 1884. 
X. Edna Nathalie, b. Nov. 26, 1886. 
xi. George Stanley, b. at Loyalton, Cal. Nov. 4, 1890. 
xii. Edmund Burke, b. do. Sept. 9, 1895. 

150. 

Jedidiah* {Jedidiah,* Jedldiah," William,^ John,^ Wil- 
liam'), born May 27, 1803 ; died May 28, 1838 ; married Aurelia 
C. , born in 1807, died May 27, 1838. 

Children ; 

i. George Henry,' b. at Lowell, Mass. Feb. 5, 1830. 

ii. Aurelia Jane, b. May 8, 1832. 

iii. Ednah Elizabeth, b. March 1, 1835. 

iv- Ruth Augusta, b. Nov, 17, 1837. 

151. 

Nathan George* (Jedidinh,^ Jedidiah,* William,^ John,^ 
William^), born July 1, 1805 ; married Sophia Brown, born Feb. 
22, 1802. He resided at Fisherville, now Penacook, N. H. ; died 
Dec. 28, 1861. 

Children : 

i. Sarah Frances,' b. June 8, 1836; m, Otis Farwell of Fisher- 
ville. 

ii. Sylvester Prentice, b. Aug. 14, 1838. 

iii. Calista (or Celeste) Susan, b. June 18, 1840; d. June 23, 
1869. 

iv Horace Harper, b. March 29, 1842 ; d. Feb. 26, 1858. 

V. Sylvanus E., b. July 21, 1844 ; res. W. Concord, N. H. 

152. 

John Blaisdell* {Jedidiah,^ Jedidiah,* William,^ John,* 
William'), born Julv 31, 1807; married Dorothy Fisk ; she died 
May 27, 1853; he died at Salisbury, N. H. April 12, 1846. 

Children : 

i. John Forrest,' b. July 24, 1837. 
ii. Rebecca Fisk, b. Aug. 4, 1839. 
iii. Charles Henry, b. June 8, 1841. 

iv. Ednah Elizabeth, b. May 4, 1844. [Concord record says 
" Enoch E."] 



406 DANFOKTH GENEALOGY. 



153. 



Prentice Shattuck® (Jedidiah^^ Jedidiah,* William,^ John^^ 
William^), born in Boscawen, N. H. 22 Dec. 1820; was drowned 
at Swampscott, Mass. 3 June, 1852 ; married 3 Oct. 1841, Sarah 
Hoyt. 

She survived him and resides (1902) in Lowell. In 1893, she 
visited her son in China, writing a spirited account of her journey 
and observations for a Lowell journal. 
Children : 

i. Sarah Helen,' b. in Lowell, 14 Sept. 1843 ; d, 23 Aug. 1844. 
ii. Susan Ellen, b. in Mason Village, N. H. 12 Sept. 1847 ; m. 11 
Jan. 1879, Arthur F. Fletcher. 
213. iii. Albert Whitney, b. in Boston, 25 Aug. 1851. 

164. 

Joshua Jewett® (Samuel,^ Joseph,* Samuel,^ John,' Wil- 
liam^) born in Newbury Oct. 12, 1808; married, first, Mary C. 
Knight, born in 1812, died July 1, 1834, aged 22. He married 
second, Nov. 29, 1854, Esther E. Bailey, of Newbury. He mar- 
ried third, Nov. 30, 1859, Susan (Fairweather) Noyes. 
Children : 

i. Joseph K.' b. June 10, 1838 ; d. Nov. 22, 1864 ; m. Lucy R. 

. Child: Mary Jane,^ h. Aug. 21, 1862; d. July 20, 

1876. 
ii. Jane Fairweather, b. and d. in 1860. 
iii. Jane Fairweather, b. Aug. 5, 1861. 
iv, Esther Roddily, b. July 31, 1863 ; d. April 18, 1881. 

165. 

Joseph Augustus^ (Joseph,^ Joseph,* Samuel,^ John,' Wil- 
liam'^), born in Salem in February, 1810; married in 1838 Sarah 
Nichols, born Jan. 6, 1819, died May 1, 4894. He was a carpen- 
ter; he died May 20, 1877. 

166. 

John Kimball* (JbsepA,* Joseph,* Samuel,^ John,' Wil- 
liam^), born in Salem Oct. 7, 1812; died in Chelsea June 11, 
1863; married in Boston April 21, 1842, Cornelia B. Dunlap. 
He was a tailor ; resided in Boston, Salem, Brookline and Chelsea. 
Mrs. Danforth survived him; she made her will Feb. 17, 1873; 
bequeathed to her sons John H., George E. and Charles F. Dan- 
forth. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 407 

Children : 

i. John Henry/ b. about 1845. 

ii. Unnamed son, d. in infancy. 

iii. George Edwin, b. in Salem ; was a glove and hosiery dealer ia 

Boston ; d. in 1899 ; leaving one duld. 
iv. Charles Francis, b. in Brookline ; is an architect. 

167. 

Samuel Gray" {Joseph," Jomph,' Samuel,' John,'' WiUiam'), 
born in Salem July 18, 1819 ; died Dec. 6, 1867; married Jan. 9, 
1845, Elizabeth Abbot, born Oct. 4, 1821, died Sept. 11, 1865. 
He was a house-carpenter ; resided in Salem. 

Children : 

i. Chari.es Augustus,'' b. June 1, 1846; d. Sept, 17, 1847. 
ii. Mary Elizabeth ; m. M. L. Peabody. 
Child : 

llarian Peabody, b. about 1866 ; d. about 1890. 

iii. Jennie Kimball, b. June 26, 1865 ; d. at Jamaica Plain, June 
16, 1893. 

168. 

George Frederick® {Joseph," Joseph,^ Samuel,' John,- Wil- 
liam^), born in Salem Feb. 11, 1822; died Oct. 1, 1855; married 
April 20, 1847, Martha J. Gwinn. "He was a Baptist clergy- 
man, of great faith in God and Jesus Christ." [Letter of a nephew.] 

Child : 

Grace,'' b. 1853 ; d. in Lynn, unmarried, Aug. 28, 1874. 

169. 

Edward Francis" {Joseph," Joseph,* Samuel,' John,^ Wil- 
liam'^), born in Salem Aug. 26, 1833; married Oct. 23, 1856, 
Louisa M. Wood, born July 8, 1836. He is a contractor and 
builder ; resides at Beverly. 

Children : 

i. Joseph Horace,'' b. in Salem, July 25, 1857. 
ii. Alice, b. Nov. 25, 1859 ; d. Dec. 23, 1861. 
iii. Francis Edward, b. Oct. 14, 1862. 
iv. Nellie Agnes, b. Aug. 30, 1864; m. Joseph P. Friend. 
Children : 

1. Edgar R. Friend, b. Jan. 26, 1891. 

2. Albert Lenox Friend. 

3. Lester Danforth Friend. 



408 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

V. Flora Louisa, b. July 2, 1868; a school teacher at Los An- 
geles, Cal. 

vi. Samuel George, b. Nov. 10, 187L 

vii. William Henry, b. Jan. 8, 1874; farmer; residence, Beverly. 

viii. Albert Kimball, b. in April, d. in Aug. 1875. 

ix. John Andrew, b. June 20, d. Aug. 31, 1876. 

X. Lavina Corinne, b. Aug. 14, 1880; m. Aug. 23, 1901, Milton 
Alvin Cole, of Los Angeles, Cal. 

180. 

George Henry' {Heyiry Whittie?^,^ Noah,* Jonathan,'^ Jona- 
than,' William') born in Dover, N. H. Oct. 7, 1858 ; grad. Dart- 
mouth College 1880; married July 3, 1888, Florence Evelyn 
Cunimings, born Aug. 3, 1858. He is (1902) superintendent of 
public schools in Greenfield, Mass. 

Children : 

i. Benjamin Cummings,'' b. Oct. 30, 1889. 
ii. Henry Whittier, b. April 5, 1893. 

185. 

Asahel Hutchins® (^Ehenezer,^ David,* Enocli,^ Francis,^ 
William'), born in Solon, Me. Feb. 2, 1802 ; died Sept. 8, 1859 ; 
married Melinda, daughter of William and Dorcas (Danforth) Sal- 
ley, b. March 1, 1803, died April 3, 1879. He lived in Corn- 
ville, Me. 
Children : 

i. Joel Salley Hutchins,'' b. in Solon July 25, 1830 ; m. Nov. 
25, 1858, Eunice Helen, dau. of Rev. Stephen and Fidelia 
(Laughton) Russell, b. at St. Albans, Me. Dec 2, 1838; resi- 
dence, Dexter, Me. 
Children: 

1. Lizzie Fidelia,^ b. April 9, 1861. 

2. Jennie May, b. at Pittsfield, Me. May 22, 1867. 

3. Charles M., b. and d. in 1872. 

ii. Marcia Ann, b. in Solon July 28, 1832 ; m. June 1, 1856, Moses 
Cass, son of Richard and Maria (Cass) Hopkins, b. at St. Al- 
bans March 6, 1828. 
Children : 

1. Sarah Maria Hopkins, b. June 1, 1857 ; m. in July, 

1881, Jonas A. Wilcomb, of Boston. 

2. George Cecil Hopkins, b. Jan. 31, 1861; a travelling 

salesman ; residence, Gardner, Kan. 

iii. Leander, b. in Solon July 4, 1834 ; d. in Morrisdale, Pa. Nov. 
5, 1855. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 409 

iv. GusTAVUs, b. in Cornville, Me. 'May 24, 1837; m. in Lynn 
April 16, 1884, Mrs. Caroline A. (Trask) Clark, dau. of John 
and Elizabeth Trask, and widow of William Clark. 

V. LuciNDA, b. in Cornville April 12, 1840; d. March 9, 1864. 

vi. George Stillman, b. in C. March 29, 1842 ; d. Dec. 3, 1860. 

186. 

David^ (Ebenezer,^ David,* Enoch,' Francis,' William^) ^ 
born in Solon, Me. July 10, 1811 ; married Aug. 3, 1833, Martha 
S. McFadden, born in Madison, Me. Oct. 15, 1811. Kesidence, 
Solon. 

Children : 

i. Franklin Lorestin,'' b. in Madison, Me. July 3, 1834 ; m. (1) 
Oct. 16, 1857, Ellen, dau. of Henry Graham, of St. John, 
N. B., b. in 1834; she d. at Madison Nov. 5, 1866. He m. 
(2) in 1870 Joanna, dau. of Maurice and Ellen (Cary) Keat- 
ing, b. in Ireland in 1 842. He served nine mouths in the army 
in the Civil War. Removed to California. 
Children : 

1. Daniel TF.,« b. in Boston June 30, d. Sept. 26, 1864. 

2. Leontine, b. in B. Nov. 4, 1865 ; since the death of her 

mother has lived with her grandparents in Solon, Me. 
Has taught school with acceptance. The compiler 
acknowledges valuable assistance received from her 
in the gathering of records of this branch of the 
family. 

3. Mary Frances, b. Dec. 8, 1872. 

4. Thomas Jefferson, b. April 24, 1874. 

ii. Amanda, b. Dec. 6, 1836; m. Dec. 6, 1882, WiUiam F. Colby, 

of Madison, Me., where they reside, 
iii. George C, b. and d. in 1839. 
iv. Ebenezer T., b. and d. in 1840. 
V. Thomas F., b. March 14, 1842 ; m. Harriet Emery, of Bangor, 

Me. ; residence, Madison, Me. 
vi. Streeter, b. Jan. 28, 1851 ; residence, Solon, Me. 

187. 

Orrin' {Ehenezer," David,' Enoch,' Francis,* William'), 
born in Solon, Me. April 1, 1816 ; died Dec. 8, 1866 ; married in 
Sept. 1849, Eunice Savage, born in June, 1832. Residence, Madi- 
son, Me. 

Children : 

i. Mart 0.' 
ii. Dexter W. 
iii. Eugene. 



410 DANTORTH GENEALOGY. 

188. 

Calvin Bosworth^ (Silas,^ David,* JEnocJi,^ Francis,* Wil- 
liam^), born in Madison, Me. April 16, 1820; married Annie, 
daughter of Joseph and Tamson (Savage) Gray, born in Embden, 
Me. Feb. 12, 1818, died Aug. 9, 1883. Eesidence, Skowhegan, 
Me. He gave many particulars respecting this branch of the Dan- 
forth family in a letter, dated Feb. 9, 1887. 

Children : 

i'. Abbt Viola,'' b. Nov. 7, 1843; m. Dec. 16, 1879, Charles j 
Moody Green, b. in Newburyport Sept. 2, 1843. No children. * 

ii. Elba Bosworth, b, June 24, 1846 ; m. June 4, 1872, Alma E., 
dau. of Liola and Mary A. Chase, b. in Pittsfield, Me. Resi- 
dence, Skowhegan, Me. 
Children : 

1. Liola^ b. in 1872. 

2. Charles Stevens, b. in 1874. 

iii. Elmer Oscar, b. Sept. 21, 1849. 
iv. Joel Gray, b. Feb. 7, 1853. 

192. 

Isaac H.* {Enoch J.,^ Isaac,* Abner,^ Francis,^ William^), 
bom in Quincy, Mass. April 15, 1844; moved with his parents to 
Brunswick, Me. about 1852 ; married Margaret A. Sanders. En- 
listed in the First Maine Light Artillery in the War of the Rebel- 
lion, Feb. 25, 1863 ; served with Gen. Phil. Sheridan in the Shenan- 
doah Valley campaign. Was wounded Oct. 19, 1864, in the battle 
of Cedar Creek. Was discharged July 20, 1865. Resides in Bruns- 
wick, Me. Has gathered and contributed a good share of the facts 
relating to this group of Danforths. 
Children : 

i. Ernest Wilbur,'' b. Nov. 4, 1871 ; was graduated from the 
University of Maine in 1892 ; has been for eight years in the 
employ of the city of Somerville, Mass. as a civil engineer. 
ii. Charlotte Glendelia, b. Feb. 5, 1875. 
iii. Lucy Margravine, b. July 2, 1877. 

194. 

Stephen^ (Joseph,^ Stephen,* Eliphalet,^ Joseph,* Williani^) , 
born in Londonderry, N. H. 1787 ; married Eliza Crowell. 
Children : 

i. Albert Joseph,'^ b. 6 Nov. 1814. 
ii. Jessie. 
iii. Lucy. 




Mr. Joseph Danforth, 

Joseph Lewis Danforth, 

George Lewis Danforth, 

George Lewis Danforih, Jr. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 411 



iv. James B. ; res. Minnesota. 
V. Thomas K. ; res. Minnesota. 

vi. Sophia, m. Avery. 

vii. Anna Talbot, m. Maxfield. 



195. 



Joseph" {Joseph," Stephen,* EUphalet,^ Joseph,* WiUirtm'), 
born in Londonderry, N. H. Jan. 21, 1792 ; died in Louisville, Ivy. 
Nov. 27, 1885; married in Boston, Mass. Oct. 22, 1815, Lucy 
Shaw, daughter of Nathaniel and Lucy Lewis, born in Plymouth, 
Mass. Sept. 8, 1794, died in Louisville Aug. 19, 1859. 

At 18 years of age he went to Boston and engaged in mercantile 
business. In 1818 he removed to Kentucky, then a frontier state, 
and made his home in Louisville, then a town of but 3700 inhabit- 
ants. He returned to Boston in December, making the journey on 
horseback in 42 days. The next spring he went back to Louisville, 
his wife and three daughters following soon after. He established 
a commission business, his brother James being his partner until 
1845, developing a large business. In 1861 he retired, making his 
home in Henry county with his daughter, ]\Irs. Schon. In 1873 
he returned to Louisville, where he resided the rest of his life. 
Widely known and respected, happy with his children, grandchil- 
dren and great grand children, he passed a serene old age. 

Children : 

i. Lucy Elizabeth,'' b. in Boston Sept. 20, 1816; d. in Middle- 
town, Ky. Sept. 9, 1822. 

ii. Julia Augusta, b. in Boston Feb. 12, 1818 ; d. in Louisville, 
Dec. 21, 1898; m. May 22, 1849, Washington, son of John 
Leicester Schon, of Clarksburg, Va. ; residence, Henry county, 
Ky. 

Children : 

1. Lucy Schon, b. in Louisville March 30, 1850; m. June 

23, 1868, Joseph T. Hayden, of Newcastle, Ky. 
Children : 

(1) Mattie Belle Hayden, b. Aug. 28, 1869 ; m. 

Sept. 1890, Arthur Sherrill ; res. New 
York city. 

(2) Joseph Danforth Hayden, b. July 31, 1871 ; 

m. June 1, 1901, Lottie Floyd. 

(3) Thomas Leicester Hayden, b. Nov. 7, 1874. 

(4) Mary Julia Hayden, b. Aug. 13, 1878. 

2. Leicester Schon, b. in St. Joseph, Mo. Oct. 21, 1857; 

m. Virginia McClune, of Henderson, Ky. ; res. Cleve- 
land, O. 



412 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

3. George Lewis Schon, h. in St. J. July 4, 1859 ; ni' 

Elizabeth Keith ; res. Louisville. 

4. Mary Josephine Schon, b. in Bedford, Ky. Jan. 16, 1861. 

iii. Mary Ann Lewis, b. in Boston March 30, 1819 ; d. May 4, 1823. 
216. iv. Joseph Lewis, b. in Louisville Jan. 21, 1821. 

196. 

Barker' {Joseph,^ Stephen,* Eliphalet,^ Joseph,^ William^), 
born in Londonderry, N. H. in 1796 ; married Mary S. Leland, of 
Beverly. Residence, Nashua, N. H. 
Children : 

i. James B.,"^ b. about 1816 ; d. 10 Feb. 1862 ; m. Elizabeth Heath, 
ii. John L., b. 8 May, 1819 ; m. Salome L. Fish, of Deerfield, N. 
H., b. March 11, 1821. 
Children : 

1. George (7.,« b. Jan. 15, 1845. 

2. John 0., b. in June, 1847. 

iii. Mary Ann, b. 21 March, 1821 ; m. 26 Oct. 1842, John Oilman 
Howard, b. 9 July, 1821. 

Child of John G. and Mary A. (Danforth) Howard : 

Lucy Elizabeth Howard, b. 2 Aug. 1843 ; m. AKred Beard 
of Nashua, N. H. 

iv. Sarah, b. 2 Feb. 1825 ; d. 26 Oct. 1857 ; m. Francis Cutler. 
V. William Francis, b. ; m. Sarah Perkins ; res. Concord, 

N. H. 
vi. Elizabeth Ann, b. 13 June, 1831 ; m, 10 Sept. 1850, Geo. H. 

Warren (tailor) Nashua, b. 31 July, 1829. 

Children of Geo. H. and Elizabeth A. (Danforth) Warren : 

1. Henry Warren, b. 10 Aug. 1852. 

2. John G. Warren, b. 15 March, 1854. 

3. Geo. F. Warren, b. 29 Aug. 1862. 

vii. ' Letitia (twin of Elizabeth A.), b. 13 June, 1831. 
viii. Henry, b. and d. 13 Nov. 1833. 

197. 

Phineas' {Joseph,^ Stephen,* Eliphalet^^ Josephy^ William* )f 
born in 1798 ; married Mary Rollins. 
Children : 

i. Jane,'' m. Samuel Phelps, of Boston, 
ii. Joseph Alexis, m. Jane Abbot. 

iii. Elizabeth, m. Scott. 

Child of and Elizabeth (Danforth) Scott : 

Clarence Scott. [Boston]. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 413 

198. 

James Barker'' (Joseph," Stephen,* EUphalet,^ Joseph,^ 
William^), born in 1802; died in 1869; married in 1834, Anna 
Richmond Talbot, daughter of Commodore Cyrus Talbot, of Nelson 
CO., Ky. "Lived in Philadelphia." 

Child : 

Alice,^ b. in June, 1835; m. (1) in 1855, Cyrus Bemis. She 
m. (2) Richard Conn Lancey, of Brighton, Eng. 
Child : 

Harry Danforth Bemis, b. in 1856. 

199. 

Charles* {Eliphalet,^ Simeon,* Elipthalet,^ Joseph,^ Wil- 
liayn} ) ,• married Rebecca F. Batchelder. Farmer ; res. Deering, 
N. H. 

Children : 

i. Mart Shepherd, M.D. ; in practice of medicine at Manchester, 
N. H. 

ii. George. 

ill. Clarence Burnham. George and Clarence have been part- 
ners in the lumber trade (Danforth Brothers) at North Weare, 
N. H. (Deering P. O.). 



SEYENTH GENERATION. 



210. 

Milton Colt' {Hial,^ Enoch," William,* William,^ John,"" 
William^), born June 13, 1836 ; married Chloe Bradley, daughter 
of Ulysses and Elizabeth (Bradley) Marion, born Sept. 8, 1837. 
[See Hyde Genealogy.] Residence, Darrowville, O. 
Children : 

i. Jennie E.,« b. March 27, 1859 ; m. Nov. 11, 1879, Edward 0. 
Shively. 
Child : 
Eva Mabel Shively, b. Oct. 9, 1882. 
iL Mart S., b. Sept. 5, 1860 ; d. March 10, 1862. 
iii. Leora N., b. Aug. 11, 1862; d. Feb. 5, 1865. 
iv. Nina Rat, b. Jan. 13, 1867. 

V. Milton Hial, b. Sept. 25, 1874; m. Oct. 20, 1897, Frances G. 
Ball. 
Child : 

May Aphra,^ b. May 5, 1898. 



414 DANFOETH GENEALOGY. 

211. 

Francisco L.'' {Harrison,^ Enoch,^ William,* William,^ 
Johyi,'^ William^), born 28 Feb. 1838; married first, Lucretia 
Rockwell, of Stow, Summit co., O. ; she died 14 July, 1864. He 
married second, 3 Oct. 1870, Guleika L. Mallison, of Akron, O. 
Residence, Hudson, Summit co., O. 

Children : 

i. Mamie Bell,^ b. 18 Dec. 1862. 

ii. James F., b. 12 June, 1864 ; m. in Sept. 1883, Hattie Heffner. 

iii. Emma N., b. 18 July, 1871 ; residence, Akron, O. 

iv. Charles M., b. 2 Nov. 1872 ; m. Nov. 1, 1899, EUa May Beman. 

212. 

Harry A.'' {Reuhen Cloiigh,^ Edmund,^ William,* William,^ 
John,^ William^), born in Concord, N. H., Jan. 1, 1876; mar- 
ried (wife's name not reported). 

Children : 

i. Francis Partridge,® b. June 28, 1899. 
ii. Bertha, b. May 10, 1900. 
iii. Lawrence, b. Sept. 30, 1901. 

213. 

Albert Whitney'^ (Prentice 8.,^ Jedidiah,^ Jedidiah,* Wil- 
liam,^ John,^ William^), born in Boston 25 Aug. 1851 ; married 
in Shanghai, China, Nov. 5, 1898, Lulu Fay Hacker. 

He was engaged to go to China in 1881, by Li Hung Chang 
and others, to give them figures and information in regard to the 
building and equipment of Cotton Mills. He remained in Shanghai 
two months, selected a site for the proposed mill, then returned to 
America, with full authority to order the entire equipment of the 
mill, hire assistants to go to China, and attend to all details. 
Having completed arrangements in the United States, he left for 
Shanghai in August, 1883. While on his 'way over, the war was 
begun between China and Japan. Financial conditions were dis- 
turbed, and Mr. Danforth was asked to wait awhile ; so everything 
was held in abeyance for about three years. The mill was finally 
built, and was making yarn and cloth in 1890, after innumerable 
difficulties and delays. It was the fi7\'<t Cotton Mill in China. 
In 1893 the mill was entirely destroyed by fire, but was soon re- 
built. Mr. Danforth Htill retains a general oversight of the plant 
of The Shanghai Cotton Cloth Company. 

Child : 

Albert Hacker,* b. Aug. 3, 1899. 




Mr. Albert Whitney Danforth. 



DANTORTH GENEALOGY. 415 

214. 

Samuel George' (Edward Francis,^ Josejjh,' Joseph,* Sam- 
uel,'' John,^ William^), born at Salem Nov. 20, 1871; married 
in Boston June 6, 1891, Mabel May Grossmith, of Boston, born 
Feb. 18, 1871. He is foreman of a manufactory of gentlemen's 
cravats in Boston. Resides at Arlington. 

Child : 

Mabel Corinne,^ b. Feb. 5, 1900. 

215. 

Albert J.' {Stephen,^ Joseph,^ Stephen," Eliphalei,^ Joseph,* 
Williatn^), born 6 Nov. 1814, in Londonderry, N. H. ; married 
first, at Newtown, Ind., 27 Sept. 1842, Matilda H. Sewell, of 
Piketon, O., b. 7 April, 1822; she died 5 Jan. 1879. He mar- 
ried second, 6 June, 1881, Martha A. Weeks. 

Children : 

i. James Barker, b. in Newtown, Ind., 19 July, 1843 ; d. in In- 
dianapolis in Oct. 1853. 

ii. Georgianna D., b. in Newtown 13 June, 1845 ; m. at Indian- 
opolis, 24 Nov. 1868, Oscar H. Nealey ; res. Washington, D. C. 

iii. Albert Judson, b. in Newtown 22 .Jan. 1847. Member of 124th 
Indiana Vol, Inf. ; killed at battle of Ringgold 10 May, 1864. 

iv. EuDORA F., b. in Newtown 16 March, 1848; m. D. V. Burns 
30 Nov. 1869. 
Children : 

1. Ida Burns. 

2. -Edith Burns. 

3. Edna Burns. 

V. Ida D., b. at Indianapolis 16 Nov. 1850; d. 1 Nov. 1869. 
vi. Grace Darling, b. at Indianapolis 25 Nov. 1858 : m. 8 May, 
1878, Frank Howard Levering, b. in Indianapolis. No chil- 
. dren. 

216. 

Joseph Lewis' {Joseph," Joseph,' Stephen,' EUphalet,'' Jo- 
sep)h,^ William'), born in Louisville, Ky., Jan. 21, 1821; died 
there Oct. 31, 1887 ; married in Boston, Mass., May 12, 1845, 
Frances Antoinette Elizabeth, daughter of Andrew Henshaw and 
Sarah (Henshaw) Ward, born in Shrewsbury, Mass., April 19, 
1822, died in Louisville, Ky., Nov. 19, 1898. He was graduated 
from Harvard University in 1839 ; was one of the founders of the 
Louisville Association of Harvard Alumni, and its first vice-presi- 
dent. He spent four years in Philadelphia and New Orleans ; re- 



416 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

turning to Louisville, he entered the Dry Goods house of Danforth, 
Lewis, & Co., remaining in the business until 1856. He was then 
chosen secretary of the Falls City Insurance Company, and from 
that time was a leader in the insurance interests of the city and 
state. For twenty-five years he was president of the Louisville 
Board of Fire Underwriters. 

For many years he also took a prominent part in developing the 
Public Schools of the city, advocating all things which his investi- 
gations found to be genuine improvements, and as strongly resisting 
anything which he believed a perversion of the system. 

He and Mrs. Danforth united with the Unitarian church in 1854, 
and were most valuable members ; Sunday School work, benevolent 
enterprises in the church and community, all things that made for 
the true, the beautiful and the good, these he helped forward in a 
conspicuous manner. He left the impress of a Christian gentleman 
on all who came in contact with him. 

Children : 

i. Florence Ward,« b. April 27, 1846; m. Dec. 26, 1866, Hora- 
tio Victor Newcomb, of Louisville. 
Children : 

1. Edyth Ward Newcomb, b. Dec. 10, 1867; m. Nov. 29, 

1889, Reginald Henshaw, son of Andrew Henshaw 
and Anna Ward, of Boston, Mass. 

2. Hermann Danforth Newcomb, b. Jan. 1, 1872 ; m. Nov. 

9, 1898, Matilda Florence, dau. of John and Eva 
Ferguson Churchill. He is a member of the Ken- 
tucky legislature. 

Child : John Churchill Newcomb, b. Dec. 3, 1899. 

3. Florence Danforth Newcomh, h. Sept. 29, 1875 ; d. 

July 3, 1876. 

ii. John Henshaw, b. Sept. 18, 1847 ; d. Dec. 8, 1853. 

iii. Josephine Lewis, b. Sept. 13, 1849. 

iv. Antoinette, b. May 11, 1852; m. May 12, 1877, Charles 
Freeman, son of Moses Freeman and Emelme Egglestone 
Smith, of New York state and Knoxville, Tenn. ; res. Louis- 
ville. 

V. George Lewis, b. July 24, 1854 ; m. Feb. 13, 1877, Florence, 
daughter of E. D. and Mary Standiford, of Louisville. Re- 
sides in Louisville ; insm-ance agent. 
Childa'en : 

1. Marie Antoinette,^ b. April 8, 1878. 

2. George Lewis, Jr., b. Nov. 8, 1879. 

3. Nannie Standiford Caldwell, b. Aug. 15, 1881 ; d. Feb. 

21, 1893. 

4. Florence Newcomb, b. Aug. 23, 1883. 

5. Standiford, b. Sept. 6, 1885. 




Mr. Joseph Lewis Danforth. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 417 

vi. Sallie Ward, b. Aug. 4, 1856; m. Sept. 17, 1873, Charles 
Thruston, son of William and Anne Thruston Johnson, of 
Louisville. 
Child : 

John Thruston Johnson, b. Oct. 15, 1875. 

vii. William Herbert, b. Feb. 24, 1859; d. Dec. 30, 1877. 
viii. Francis Carruth, b. Sept. 19, 1860; d. Sept. 5, 1761. 



DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM OF IPSWICH AND NEWBURY. 

HEADS OF FAMILIES. 

2. Richard" 



3. ^ 



7. Nathaniel' 

8. Thomas 



{^ 



24. Nathaniel* 

5. Stephen 
28. Thomas 



10. Samuel 

11. John 

12. Oliver 
^13. Moses 

—14. Jonathan 
18. Enoch 



g , 19. David 
2 J 20. Isaac 



[^21. Abner 



S —22. Eliphalet 



33. Jedidiah 



— 36. Joseph 

f38. Samuel 
I 

\ 
I 

1,39. Elkanah 
— 41. Enoch 

(42. Moses 
43. Ezekiel 
44. Henry 

f45. Jonathan 
46. Noah 
47. Ebenezer 

f 50. Enoch 
j 51. Joshua 



I 52. David 
I 53. Daniel 
(54. Paul 

f60. Moses 
<; 61. Enoch 

j 62. Isaac 

63. Samuel 



■64. Stephen 



1 65. Simeon 



f 80. Enoch» | 



9. William —32. William \ 



81. William 



140, 

141, 

142. 

143. 

144. 

—145. 

f 146. 

■ 147. 

148. 

149. 

150, 

151. 

162. 

[153, 



Hial« —210, 

Harrison — 211. 

John P. 

Albert 

William 

Orrin 

Enoch 

George S. 

Reuben C— 212. 

Edmund 

Jedidiah 
Nathan G. 
John B. 
Prentice S 213. 



— 164. Joshua J. 
C 165. Joseph A. 



166. 
\ 167. 
I 168. 
1,169, 



John K. 
Samuel G.— 214. 
George F. 
Edward F. 



82. John 
^ 83. Edmund 



f 84. Jedidiah 

I 

) 85. Nathan 

I, 86. Rex 

f 90. Samuel 
I 

\ 
\^ 91. Joseph 



— 96. Enoch 

— 97. Ezekiel 



-100. Henry .W. —180. George H. 
-101. Willis 



r 185. Asahel H. 

110. Ebenezer \ 186. David 

111. Simeon (187. Orrm 

112. Silas —188. Calvin B. 



118. Abner S. 

119. Dexter W. 

-120. Enoch J. —192. Isaac H. 

121. Ensign 

122. Samuel 



Milton C.7 
FranciscoL. 



Harry A. 



Albert W. 



Samuel G. 



-125. Joseph 



128. Eliphalet 

129. Stephen 



ri94. Stephen 
I 195. Joseph 

^196. Barker 
I 197. Phineas 
y 198. James B. 

—199. Charles 



—215. Albert J. 
—216. Joseph L. 



APPENDIX. 



UNASSIGNED DANFORTHS; 

Descendants, undoubtedly, in nearly erery case, from Nicholas or William, but 
the connection not yet traced. 



Arthur, married in Dedham Sept. 13, 1829, Hannah G. Whit- 
ing of D. 

Benjamin, born about 1790; died in Boston Sept. 17, 1835, "ai. 
45." 

Charles M., died at Reading 19 Feb. 1895, leaving wife Nellie 
M., and children Alfred W., Percy R. and Bertha E. 

Davis ; married in Boston March 9, 1824, Lydia Hellish. 

Edward, married 13 March, 1810, Sophia, daughter of Gardner 
and Jemimah (Rice) Wright, of Sutton. [Rice Genealogy]. 

Elias, of Lexington, was published to Lucy Smith Jan. 30, 1814. 

Eliza A. (Danford) married (as his second wife) 26 Dec. 1853, 
Rev. Joseph Richardson Marr, who was born at Baldwin, Me. 7 
March, 1819. He was pastor at Geneva, 111. to 1857 ; then re- 
moved with his wife's brothers, "the Danfords," to Mound City 
and joined in the organization of that company; removed in 1871 
to Fort Scott, Kan. 

Children : 

i. Eben Danford Marr, b. 28 May, 1859. 

ii» Helen Lillian Marr, b. 13 Sept. 1861. [Richardson Genea- 
logy]- 

Eliza J., died at Dover, N. H. in March, 1898. [Du-ectory]. 

Elkanah. 

Children : 

i. Ira. 

ii. Mary ; m. Williani Gifford. 

ill. Henry. [Davis's Ancient Landmarks of Plymouth.] 



422 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

EzEKiEL, born in Boscawen, N. H. [It is said that he had 
brothers Eliphalet and Stephen and a sister that married a man by 
the name of Vilas, who went with Ezekiel to New York.] He mar- 
ried Hannah White ; she survived him and married second, Charles 
Tuttle, of Tyngsborough, Mass. ; she died March 18, 1865, accord- 
ing to the inscription on her gravestone. 

An Ezekiel Danforth (whether this man or another of the name) 
receipted at Boscawen, N. H. July 2, 1776, for bounty and advance 
pay in Capt. James Shepard's company in the Continental army ; 
was "reported by Col. Badger of Gilmanton, N. H. July 23, 1776, 
to go to Crown Point." 

Children : 

i. John Manlet, b. in Boscawen, N. H., March 14, 1810; m. iu 
1837, Alvira, dau. of James and Naomi (Whitney) Sawyer, of 
Harvard, boru Jan. 22, 1819, died Feb. 11, 1882. He was a 
book-binder, painter and jDaper-hanger ; resided in Dedham. 
He was drowned in 1846, leaving his Httle family in straight- 
ened circumstances ; the younger children were adopted by 
relatives and friends of the family. 
Children : 

1. Alvira, b. in 1838 ; m. James Russell, of Maiden. 

Children : 

(1) Edward Russell. 

(2) Ida Maria Russell. 

2. Jane, b. Aug. 15, 1839 ; m. Joseph Lovell, of New 

York state. 

3. Ahhie, b. Feb. 2, 1841 ; m. Thomas Brackett, Stark, Me. 

4. Emma, b. Dec. 13, 1843 ; was adopted by Capt. Joseph 

Winn, of Salem, with the name Annah C. Winn ; m. 
Oct. 27, 1864, Captain Nathan Pearson Cutler, son 
of William and Sally Maria Pearson, b. in Oct. 1841 ; 
he is president and manager of the Curtis Leather Co. 
of Ludlow, Pa. He served with credit in the Civil 
War. 

Children : 

(1) Annah Maria Cutler, b, Nov. 14,1865; d. 

July 29, 1866. 

(2) Joseph Winn Cutler, b. April 21, 1866; d. 

Sept. 10, 1872. 

(3) Nathan Pearson Cutler, b. Oct. 27, 1870; 

m. Edith Talbot Gould. 

(4) William Haskell Cutler, b. June 7, 1872. 

(5) Sally Abbott Cutler, b. May 18, 1875. 

5. Emmet, b. Nov. 29, 1844 ; was adopted and his name 

changed to Dauiel Danforth Whitney. He served 
in the war for the Union, 1862-5 ; m. Estelle Case, 
of Leominster. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 



423 



11. 
iii. 
iv. 



Peaslet P, ; 
Jane. 
Minerva R. 



Children : 

(1) Dean Whitney, giad. from the U. S. Train- 

ing ship Annapolis ; assigned to war ship 
Indiana. 

(2) Elsie Whitney; m. Rev. Mr. Northrop. 

(3) and (4), sons, 

Sarah Straw, name changed to Martha ITosmer ; b. 
Feb. 10, 184G ; m. Alvin S. Tvviss, of Tewksbury, 
where they reside. 
Children : 

(1) Alice E. Twiss, b. in 1871; m. in 1893, 

Frederick L. Hardy, of Andover. 

Child : Frederick Charles Hardy, b. 
Nov. 2, 1894. 

(2) Charles F. Twiss, b. in 1873; m. in 1899, 

Fanny L. Coles. 

Child : Fanny Gertrude Twiss, b. 
March ib, 1902. 

(3) Lucy L. Twiss, b. in 1877. 

d. at Kankakee, 111., Nov. 7, 1884. 



b. in Turin, N. Y., Oct. 15, 1815; m. at Cam- 
bridge, Mass. Dec. 13, 1838, George Phillips, b. in Nov. 1812 ; 
residence, Arlington. 
Children : 

1. George Stow Phillips, h. Jan. 16, 1840; m. Dec. 25, 

1861, Lizzie Clark, b. in Cambridge Oct. 16, 1840. 

2. Francis Henry Phillips, b. Dec. 3, 1841 ; d. in Dec. 

1848. 

3. Ellen Minerva Phillips, b. and d. in 1845. 

4. Ellen Pamelia Phillips, b. Nov. 12, 1846 ; d. June 1, 

1852. 

5. Estella Mary Phillips, b. Feb. 21, 1851 ; m. Nov- 24, 

1874, Charles S, Jones, b, Jan. 21, 1850. 

6. Clark Lowell Phillips, b, and d. in 1857. 

V. Vilas, b. in Ogdensburg, N. Y. July 10, 1820 ; m. in Cambridge 
Jan. 28, 1852, Susan, dau. of Abel Farrar, born in Acton. 
He was a farmer. He d, in Tyngsboro Jan. 14, 1894. 
Children : 

1. Clara Frances, b, in Cambridge May 1, 1853; m. 

March 30, 1873, George William Stephens, b, in 
Dunstable Sept. 10, 1847. 

2. Edward Phillips, b. Sept. 17, 1859 ; m, in Lynn in 

June, 1887, Nellie Augusta Woods, of Dunstable. 
Children : 

(1) Bertha Queen, b. April 26, 1888. 

(2) Marion Augusta, b. Aug. 2b, 1895. 



424 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

vi. Harriet. 
vii. Charles B. 

viii. Clara, m. Lynch. 

ix. Chellis, d. at 4 years of age. 

George. "George Danford and Marcy Cotton, both of Eoches- 
ter, " were married at Rochester, Mass., 23 July, 1717, by Mr. 
Timothy Ruggles." [Roch. Rec.] 

He married Mercy, daughter of Rev. John Cotton, of Yarmouth, 
Mass. and of his wife Sarah, daughter of Richard Hubbard, of 
Ipswich; after the death of Mr. Hubbard's widow, 26 July, 1720, 
George and Mercy,* residing in Rochester, Mass., sold land in 
Ipswich, inherited from Mr. Hubbard. [Essex Deeds.] 

George O., painter, Cambridge; wife Olive Moody; died Sept. 
24, 1887 ; bequeathed his estate to wife and sons, " of Cambridge " 
and daughter " now of Boston," giving names in full ; will dated 
March 4, 1875, probated Oct. 18, 1887. 

Children : 

i. Benjamin Otis. 

ii. James Lyon (recorded "James Theoph^") h. in C. March 27, 

1849. 
ill. Susan Elizabeth (called " Harvey " in her father's will). 

GiLLiviAN, born in 1822 ; died in 1863 ; married first, Carrie 
Ford ; married second, Ruth Noyes, of Haverhill, Mass. ; res. 
Hopkinton, N. H. 

Sarah, a sister of Gillman, married in Concord, N. H., first, 
Jere. Palmer ; married second, Leonard Felch. 

Children : 

i. John; m. (1) Anna ; m. (2) Maria Sweat; res. Man- 
chester, N. H. 

Ch. : John Henry ; Fred P. 

ii. Sarah Jane ; m. Amos Whittier. 

iii. Erastus, d. in Nov. 1866; m. Mary Nichols; ch. : 1. William 
A. 2. Charles Henry. 3. Frank Whitefield. 

iv. Mary Ann ; m. Stephen B. Sweat. Res. Bow, N. H. 

V. Charles Henry, b. 31 March, 1837; m. 11 Aug. 1862, Mar- 
rietta Hall Kempton, b. 30 Nov. 1844. Ch. : 1. Stella Flor- 
ence, b. 25 Sept. 1866. 2. Etta Arvilla, b. 13 Nov. 1870; d. 
30 Sept. 1872. 3. 3Iabel Kempton, b. 23 March, 1876. 4. 
Helen Agnes, b. 6 July, 1881. Charles Henry, the father, was 
in the Union Army. 

* We note that 1 Aug. 1804, Mercy Danfortli, " aged 67 years, testified at Newbury- 
port 1 Aug. 1804, about testimony which her sister Hannah Ritter had given ccnccrning 
the question, which was the elder of the Kent twins! " 



DANTORTH GENEALOGY. 425 

vi. Johnson ; d. at the second battle of Bull Run. 

vii. Ruth Ellen ; m. Timothy G. Moore ; res. Pittsfield, N. H. 

viii. GiLLMAN, b. 22 Sept. 1851; m. 12 June, 1869, Harriet Felch, 

b. at Weare, N. H., Nov. 1847. 
ix. George Augustus, b. 17 Dec. 1850; m. (1) Ellen Sargent; 

m. (2) Emma Barr. 

Hannah, of Somerville, married in Charlestown April 23, 1843, 
Isaac Holmes, of Dedham. 

Henry, born 17 June, 1805 ; died at Lynn, 27 Aug. 1876 ; 
married Martha Ellis Raymond, daughter of Lemuel and (Julia?) 
(Ellis) Eaymond, born in Plymouth, 5 Jan. 1804, died at Ply- 
mouth, 30 July, 1830. 

Children : 

i. Charles Henry, b. in 1827 ; m. first, Phebe Reynolds ; m. sec- 
ond, Adrianna Faunce, dau. of Stephen Faunce. 
ii. Otis, b. in 1829. 
iii. Allen, b. in 1823. 
iv. Martha J., b. in 1834 ; m. Caleb F. Wright. 

V. Fanny H., b. ; m. George H. Atwood. 

vi. Aurelia, m. Alex. Wood. 

[Davis' Ancient Landmarks of Plymouth.] 

Jeremiah, married [in Boston?] 24 May 1832, Sally Hassan, 
born May 25, 1811, d. April 28, 1835. 

Jeremiah, born 15 Feb. 1819; died 5 Oct. 1861; married at 
Hingham, Abigail Lord Salisbury, born 17 Jan. 1821, died 13 
Feb. 1884. 

Children : 

i. Eben K., b. in Georgetown 24 May, 1840 ; m. 15 March, 1863, 
Lydia Ann (Banks) Downer. 
'Child: 

Anna,h. 12 April, 1864; m. 28 AprU, 1883, Calonius 
Morse, of Georgetown. 

ii. Martha, b. and d. in 1842. 

iii. George Spencer, b. 27 March, 1844 ; m. 14 Feb. 1878, Carrie 
Augusta Slayton, of Brookfield. 

iv. Julia, b. 2 May, 1845 ; m. 10 Sept. 1873, George Everett Hitch- 
cock, of Ipswich. 

V. Charles William, b. 8 Sept. 1849. 

vi. Sarah Elizabeth, b. 26 May, 1855 ; m. 28 Jan. 1874, Wil- 
liam Henry Thomas, of Ireland, b. 24 Sept. 1849. 

vii. Eliza Annie, b. 2 May, 1858; m. 20 Aug. 1875, Warren Ge- 
rome Witham, of Durham, N. H. 



426 DANTORTH GENEALOGY. 

Children : 

1. Mary Elizabeth Witham, b. 30 Jan. 1877. 

2. Maud Alice Witham, b. 13 July, 1878. 

viii. Abigail, b. 19 Feb. 1860. 
John H., married in Boston, 30 June, 1844, Mehitable Merrill. 

John W., died; administration was granted March 28, 1888, to 
Horace W. Bailey, of Newbury ; Frank P. Danforth was surety on 
the bond. [Middlesex Prob.] 

Joseph, married Judith. Resided at West Newbury. 
Children : 

i. Joseph N. ; m. 18 Nov. 1851, Sarah M. N. Wood. Res. Brad- 
ford. Ch. : Joseph W., b. 5 Jan. 1879. 
ii. Eliza R., m. at Groveland, 4 Sept. 1858, John W. Robinson. 

Joseph S., born 17 April, 1791, at Boscawen, N. H. Married 
at Cincinnati, O., Rosalinda Wells, born in 1801 at Montpelier, 
Vt. 

Child: 

Manly, b. 23 Dec. 1818 ; m. at Amity, Yam Hill co., Oregon, 
10 June, 1851, Anna Maria Maly, b. 19 AprO, 1836. 
Children : 
1. William M, born 7 May, 1852. 

3.' S, } b- 1^ ^^y' '''' -' { d. 20 May, 1856. 

4. Frank, b. 17 April, 1857 ; d. 13 Jan. 1864. 

5. Minnie Helen, b. 28 April, 1859. 

6. Wilamina, b. 16 Aug. 1860. 

7. James Frederick, b. 19 Dec. 1861 ; d. 24 Dec. 1863. 

8. Charles Benson, b. 7 Dec. 1864. 

9. Lucius Fremont, b. 28 Dec. 1866 ; m. at Portland, Ore., 

6 June, 1891, Dora Alice, dau. of Cortland and Annie 
E. (Robertson) McClure, b. at Salem, Ore. 2 Feb. 1869. 
Ch, : Dora Iris, b. 26 Dec. 1892, at Alameda, Cal. 
10. Rosalell, b. 22 March, 1870. 

Joshua. Joshua Danford was a soldier in Capt. Osgood's com- 
pany of Col. Timothy Bedel's (New Hampshire) regt. ; he receipted 
for arms, etc., March 5, 1776. 

Joshua Danford was reported by the selectmen of " Andover, 
formerly New Briton," as having served in the (Revolutionary) 
war from that town. 



DANTORTH GENEALOGY. 427 

Joshua Danford, "of Bosquin" (Boscawen, N. H.) was a ser- 
geant in Maj. Benjamin Whitcomb's "Independent Corps of 
Rangers," July 4, 1779; had enlisted "from Feb. 10, 1777"; re- 
ceipted for pay 7 Feb. 1781, being in Col. Cilley's company. Was 
reported Jan. 1, 1780, as one of the soldiers who were entitled to 
extra pay on account of the depreciation of the currency. He 
petitioned the authorities of the state Jan. 19, 1781, "for money 
to procure provisions for his family ' so that he can return to Maj . 
Whitcombs Core,' in which he was a soldier; testified that he had 
received no wages for last year's service nor anything from the 
town." In 1782 the selectmen reported that they had furnished liis 
family with articles to the value of £12-2-4. 

Martha, int. mar. with Daniel Chaplin at Rowley March 26, 

1808. 

Martin, married in Boston 12 May, 1844, Louisa M. Roberts. 

"Matthew Danford of HuU, boatman," was married Oct. 21, 
1720, by Mr. Zechariah Whitman, at Hull, to Elizabeth Prince. 
They sold land in Hull 20 May, 1742. [Boston and Suffolk county 
records.] 

MiCAJAH, resided at Danbury, N. H. 

Children : 

MiCAJAH, m. 14 May, 1845, Rosanna C, King. 

RuFCS H., m. " second," 15 Jan. 1857, Aclelia P. Morse. 

Milton, married in Boston, Sept. 8, 1837, Mary Jane Simmes. 

Moses, married (1) Elizabeth (Betsy) Grant; married (2) in 
Boston, April 11, 1848, Lavinia Weeks. [Is it the identical 
Moses ?] 
Child: 

James C, b. [in Rome, Me.?] 23 Feb. 1832 ; rem. to B™nj"'ick, 
Me. ; afterwards removed to Boston and later to Dixfield, Me. 
Hem. in B. Dec. 6, 1855, Sarah Ann Noyes, whose mother 
was Harriet Potter, b. in [Carthage, Me.,] Sept. 17, 1836. 
Children : 

1. James Warren, b. in Boston, Dec. 11, 1858 ; m. Sept. 
8 1880, Clara Ellen, dau. of George and Louisa J?. 
(Learned) Hurd, b. in Dover, N. H., May 17, 1860. 
He is a shoemaker ; res. Lewiston, Me. 



428 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

Children : 

(1) Lunette May, b. in Carthage, Me., Oct. 13, 

1882. 

(2) Bertram Allen, b. in Dixfield, Me., Sept. 23, 

1885. 

(3) Hattie lola, b. July 15, 1887. 

2. Fred Wesley, b. Dec. 13, 1862; m. in Wilton, Me., 

Mary E., dau. of Charles H. and Elmira S. Chubb, 
b. in Dixfield, Me. Dec. 23, 1863. 
Child; 

Walter Emery, b. in Dixfield, July 19, 1886. 

3. Clarence Emery, b. Dec. 10, 1864. 

4. Hattie May, b. in Dixfield, Me., April 19, 1870. 

5. Sarah Elizabeth, b. in Carthage, Me., Dec. 30, 1874 ; 

d. Jan. 11, 1882. 

Nathaniel, resided at Franklin, N. H. 
Child : 

Edward, b. 17 Nov. 1812 ; m, 5 Sept. 1832, Fandacy Huntley, 
b. 20 Aug. 1796, d. in 1869. 
Children : 

1. Edward R., b. 17 Oct. 1833 ; m. 22 Sept. 1857, Mar- 

tha J. True, b. 8 July, 1837. 
Children : 

(1) Arthur C, b. 24 May, 1862. 

(2) Nellie E., b. 26 Nov. 1866 ; m. 25 Nov. 1833, 

Henry A. Manning. 

2. Harriet N., b. 17 Oct., 1833 ; m. m April, 1851, George 

W. Colbath. 

Children of George W. and Harriet N. Colbath : 

(1) Ida J. Colbath, m. Emery Levy. 

(2) Fred Colbath. 

Otis, baker, Cambridge ; married first, in Boston March 2, 1817, 
Eunice Belcher, of Boston. She joined him in a deed of land April 
16, 1821 ; she died in C. Feb. 22, 1826, aged 36 years. He mar- 
ried second, Czarina P., daughter of Dr. Sylvanus and Mary (Fowle) 
(Richardson) Plympton, born in Aug. 1788, died in Jan. 1883. 
[Plympton Genealogy.] She signed deeds with him Oct. 28, 1828, 
and July 31, 1830. They placed certain real estate in the hands of 
trustees July 31, 1850, to secure separate rights. July 12, 1899, 
Czarina P. Littlefield, of Boston, represented that Otis and his wife 
were both dead, and that their rights in said land had descended to 
their daughter Mary C. Danforth, now Littlefield ; and asked to be 
appointed trustee in place of Nathan W. Eaton, resigned. Charles 
H. Littlefield, of Boston, was at one time a trustee. [Mdx. Prob.] 



DANTORTH GENEALOGY, 429 

Child : 
Mary Czarina, b, in Cambridge June 14, 1831. 

Sally, intended marriage with Stephen Wood at Rowley, May 
17, and they were married July 19, 1805. 

Samuel H., of Lowell, died May 9, 1873 ; administration of his 
estate was granted May 28, 1878, to his widow Lucia C. Danforth. 
John W. and Frank P. Danforth his "next of kin." 

Sarah, int. mar. with David Jewett, Jr., at Rowley, Aug. 12, 
1810. 

Silas, " son of Capt. Danforth, of Derby, Vt." 
Children : 

i. Charles (below). vi. Sewall, 

ii. Norton:. vii. Susan. 

iii. William. viii. Sophronia. 

iv George. ix. Francis. 

V. EPHRAIJVI. 

Charles (Silas), born 1 Dec. 1828 ; resided at Hartford, Vt. ; 
married 25 Feb. 1847, Charlotte Hanscom, born 16 June, 1827. 
He died in the army in 1864. 

Children : 

i. Emma Amelia, b. in 1848 ; m. Harry George. Resides in "West 
Corinth, Vt. 

ii. Susan Lucretla., b. in June, 1849 ; m. Gilbert Flanders ; res. 
in West Corinth, Vt. 

iii. Julia Ann, b. 19 Nov. 1850; d. 16 Nov. 1865. 

iv. Charles William, b. 23 July, [1852] ; m. Mary Lezac ; res. 
Barton Landing, Vt. 

V. Mary ; m. William Riter. 

vi. Jeremiah Levy, b. 22 Jan. 1858 ; m. 16 April, 1880, Ella Dock- 
ham. 

vii. Silas Eugene, b. 17 March, 1855 ; m. Nelly Gray. 

viii. Frank Benjamin, b. 14 Feb. 1865. 

Thomas (father not known to the writer), married Patty Colby. 

Children : 

i. William. 

ii. Phebe, m, Joshua Nason. 
iii. Priscilla. 

iv. Archibald, b. in 1805 ; d. m Dec. 1861 ; res. Madison, N. H. ; 
m. in 1830, Polly Harriman, of Madison. 



430 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

Children : 

1. William G., b. 30 June, 1832 ; m. Adeline Eliza Fay, 

dau. of Curtis and Olive (Knowlton) Fay, of Hills- 
dale. N. H., b. 29 March, 1831. 
Children : 

(1) Gertrude Eliza, b. 14 Dec. 1857 ; m. 13 Sept. 

1877, Fred Eugene Banfield. 

(2) Dana Fay, b. 3 Apr. 1869 ; d. 14 Apr. 1870. 

2. Azel Adams, shoe mfr. Lynn. 

3. Adeline. 

4. Richard Ransom, shoe mfr. Stoneham. 

5. Melissa, m Nathan Perkins, Charlestown. 

6. Charles, shoe mfr. Stoneham. 

7. Horace, shoe mfr. Lynn. 

8. Florilla, m. James Finney, cab maker, Charlestown. 

9. Mary. 

Timothy ("brother of Thomas "). Kesided at Eaton, N. H. 
Children : 

i. Hazen. 

ii. Stephen. 

iii. Enoch. 

iv. Sewall. 

V. RoswELL M., "b. at Eaton, N. H." [Aug. 24, 1808] ; d. "of 
Laryngitis " in Cambridge, Mass., May 28, 1865, "aged 56 
years, 9 months and 4 days," " son of Timothy," " widower," 
" blacksmith." [Camb. records.] 
Also a number of girls whose names are not known. 

WrLLARD, of Charlestown, married at Chelsea Nov. 29, 1838, 
Mary Burrill, of Chelsea. 

William, "of Haverhill, cordwainer," died intestate 12 Oct. 
1839 ; his widow, Mary administered on the estate for herself and 
"four children." Of these, William Edwin, aged 16, and Stephen 
Bailey, aged 14, chose Moses Atwood guardian, and he was ap- 
pointed 4 Feb. 1840. William E. " discharged " his guardian Aug. 
19, 1844, and Stephen B. March 24, 1846. 

William ("Eliphalet"?) married Hannah Ord way. Resided at 
West Newbury. 

William, of ? m. in Boston 5 March, 1833, Mary Ordway. 

Children : 

L William E., d. 6 Aug. 1846. 

* Perhaps "Eliza, daughter of William Danforth, who died in Boston 17 Hay, 1832, 
86. 31, and was buried at West Newbury," was connected with the above. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 431 

Stephen Bailey, m, 13 June, 1818, Lucy Ann Chase. Re- 
sided in Bradford. 
Children : 

1. Charles William, b. 26 Nov. 1848. 

2. Frederick C, b. 19 Aug. 1861. 

RoDOLPHus, m. 19 April, 1855, Sarah Elizabeth Smith. 
Children of Rodolphus and Sarah E. (Smith) Danforth : 

1. Mary Abhie, d. 3 April, 1865. 

2. Carrie Howe, b. 2 April, 1867. 

George E., m. Mary J, Pike. 
Children : 

1. Anna F., m. 24 Nov. 1880, Wm. W. Merrill. 

2. Fred Lincoln, b. 30 Aug. 1866 ; d. 4 April, 1867. 

3. Charlina P., b. 4 Aug. 1870. 



UNASSIGNED REVOLUTIONARY RECORDS. 



David. Private, Capt. Joshua Leland's co. of guards ; enlisted Oct. 6, 1779 ; dis- 
charged Nov. 10, 1779; service, 1 mo. 5 days, under Maj. Nathaniel Heath; com- 
pany detached by order of Maj. Gen. Hancock to man the forts at and about Boston 
and to serve until Nov. 10, 1779. 

Dick, Boston. Private, Capt. William Warner's co., Col. Josiah Whitney's regt. ; 
abstract for advance pay for 1 month, etc., dated Camp at Hull, Aug. 31, 1776 ; also, 
same co. and regt. ; service from May 30, 1776, 4 days previous to marching, to Aug. 
1, 1776, 2 mos. 2 days ; also, same co. and regt. ; service from Aug. 1, 1776, to Nov. 1, 
1776 ; also, same co. and regt. ; pay abstract for Nov., 1776, including travel allowance 
home, certified at Boston. 

Eliakim. Captain, Col. Thomas Nixon's (6th) regt. ; Continental Army pay ac- 
counts for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to March 1, 1789; reported resigned; also, list 
of men belonging to Mass. Line reported as not having been mustered or who were 
omitted from pay rolls, to whom wages and depreciation were allowed ; reported not 
mustered. 

Jacob. Marine, ship " Mars," commanded by Capt. James Nivens ; engaged April 
20, 1781; discharged June 12, 1781; service, 1 mo. 22 (also given 1 mo. 23) days. 
E,oll dated Boston. 

Jacob. Private, Capt. William Bird's co., Col. Webb's regt.; enlisted Aug. 17, 
1781; discharged Dec. 1, 1781; service, 3 raos. 24 days, travel included; regiment 
raised in Middlesex and Suffolk counties to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months. 

Luke. Seaman, brigantine "Rising Empire," commanded by Capt. Richard 
Whellen ; engaged July 30, 1776 ; discharged Sept. 4. 1776 ; service, 1 mo. 5 days. 
Roll sworn to in Bristol Co. 



432 DANTORTH GENEALOGY. 

LxJKE (Danfford). Private, Capt. John Russell's (seacoast) company; marched 
July 28, 1776 ; service 10 days ; co. stationed at Martha's Vineyard ; reported enlisted 
in Continental service Aug. 10, 1776. 

Samuel, Weston. Private, Capt. Charles Miles's co.. Col. Jonathan Reed's regt. ; 
pay abstract for mileage from Ticonderoga sworn to Feb. 10, 1777 ; reported deserted, 

Samuel (Danford). Lieutenant, Col. William Shepard's regt. ; Continental Army 
pay accounts for seryice from Jan. I, 1777, to April 2, 1779 ; reported resigned April 
2, 1779 ; also, Capt. Reuben Slayton's co., Col. Shepard's regt. ; return of men in 
camp on or before Aug. 15, 1777; also, same regt.; order for clothing, dated Camp 
Valley Forge, May 1, 1778 ; also, Capt. Reuben Slayton's co., Col. Wm. Shepard's 3d 
(also given 4th) regt.; muster rolls for July, Aug., Oct. and Nov., 1778, dated Provi- 
dence; also, Capt. Slayton's co.. Col. Shepard's (3d) regt.; muster roll for March and 
April, 1779, dated Providence; appointed Jan. 1, 1777. 

Samuel (Danfourth). Private, Capt. Ephraim Stearns' co.. Col. Ezra Woods' 
regt.; enlisted May 31, 1778; discharged Jan. 31, 1779; service, 8 mos. 11 days, 
travel included ; company raised for defence of North river. 



EARLY ENGLISH WILLS 



Ipswich Wills. Arch. Suffolk. 
Book 5. Fo. 351. 
[Day and month torn away] 1477. I Thomas Deruforth of Beccles 
My wife Isabella. 
My children [not named] 
Wife & John Hill of Ravenham to be exors. 
Proved 15 Jan?, 1477. 



Book 7. Fo. 45. 
28 Feb. 1513. I John Dernford of Cranysford. 
To be bur. in Ch. of " 

Robert my son to have tenement called Smythys. 
To Thomas Mylys s. of John Mylys of Badynghara a cow. 
Residue of goods to Alyce my wife. 

Son Rob. & Rob. Derawe to be exors. & Rob. Lawter supervisor. 
Proved 22 Oct. 1514. 



Book 7. Fo. 182. 

8 March, 1516. I Alys Dernforth of Framlingham, widow. 

To be bur. in Ch. of Framlingham. 

To church of Cranysforth 9 s. 

My son Robert. 

Legacies to Margery Ederyche, Crystyn Lawtyr & Marget Lawtyr. 

Residue of goods to Marget my dan. late the wife of Rob. Lawtyr of Fram- 
lingham. 

Witnesses : Sir John Chylderns, Rob. Drenforth. 
Proved 22 April, 1517. 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 433 

Book 11. Fo. 1186. 
16 July, 1533. I John Derneforth of Swyftlyng. 
Sons : William & Edward. 
Dau". Alice, Agues, Parnell Margaret. 
Wife Margaret & sou John to be exors. 

Witnesses : Sir Roger Clayton, clerk, Rob. Grene, Rob. Alrede. 
Proved 19 Sept., 1533. 



Book 12. Fo. 57. 
12 Dec. 1534. I Robert Derneford of Cranysford. 
Late wife Margaret. My now wife Joan. 
Tenement & lands in Cranysford & Glenhara late the lands of Ales"'. Derneford 

my grandfather. 
Nephew John Lawter & every one of his sisters, dau''^ of my sister. 
To Kateryne Thurstuu a Kyrtyll wh : was my wife his [her] mothers. 
My father John Derneford. My bro. Nicholas Joly & James Cryspe to be exors. 
Witnesses : Sir Thos. Wylson vicar of Cranysford, W™. Syer, John Mason, 

Thos. Grene, John Felly. 

Proved 6 Oct. 1535. 



Book 24. Fo. 92^. 
22 July, 1571. Robert Danforth of Debenham in co. Suffolk. 
Wife Rose. 

2 children [not named] 
His friend John Folkerk of Asheflld 
Sister Alice & 2 brothers [not named] 
Witnesses : John Folkerd, John Laute & Gregory Cotes. 
Proved 21 July, 1572. 

Book 24. Fo. 444. 
25 April, 1573. I Edward Derneforde of Hacheston in co. Suffolk, husbandman. 
Son : Rodulfe. 

Dau". Katherine, Margaret, Isabella & Priscilla. 
Exors. Robert & Thomas Jonies my brothers in law. 
Witnesses : William Smith, William Hill. 
Proved 10 Dec. 1573. 

Book 58. Fo. 31. 
14 May, 1627. Noncupative will of William Darneford late of Framlingham. 
To be bur. in ch. of Framlingham. 

^siH'rl^:';™ 1 .."now in Unnds or ECwaK, Pope of B.auaes.on. 
Witnesses : Edward Pope, Thos. Wade. 

On the 25* July, 1627, admon. was granted to the said John Hill. 



434 



DANTORTH GENEALOGY. 



FRAMLINGHAM (SUFFOLK) PARISH REGISTERS 

1560—1650. 

[Copied for this volume by Miss Emma M. Walford, of London, Eng., who added the 

figures in brackets.] 

Baptisms. 

21 Sep. 1562 

19 March 1563[-4] 
17 Sept. 1564 

10 March 1565[-6] 

29 Jauy 1569 [-70] 

30 April 1570 
6 Nov. 1586 

1 Mar. 1589[-90] 

16 Nov. 1592 

11 Nov. 1593 

22 Feb. 1600[-1] 
15 Juue 1619 

3 Aug. " 
13 March 1620[-1] 
3 May 1621 
3 Sep. 1622 

22 Dec. 1622 

20 Nov. 1623 
24 May 1625 
15 Jan. 1625 [-6] 

17 Oct. 1626 

2 Mar. 1627[-8] 
1 Mar. 1628[-9] 
1 " " " 

28 Aug. 1631 

9 July 1635 

5 March 1642 [-3] 

5 October 1645 
22 March 1647 [-8] 



Isabella daughter of Eichard Danf orth 

Johane daughter of Nicholas «Sb Aelles Danforth 

Anne dau. of Richard Danforth 

Olive dau. of Thomas Danforth & Joane his wife 

Elizabeth dau. of Nicholas & Alice Danforth 

Katheriue dau. of Richard & Anne " 

Nicholas son of Thomas Dernef orth & Jane his wife 

Nicholas " " " & Jane Danford 

Robert son of Thomas Derueforth 

" " " " Danforde 
Jane dau. of Thomas Darnford & Joane his wife 
Robert son of Robert & Susan Daneford 
Elizabeth dau. of Nicholas & Elizabeth Daneford 
Nicholas son of Robert & Susan Danforth 
Marie dau. of Nicholas & Elizabeth Dampforde 
Anna Danforth dau. of Nicholas & Elizabeth Danforth and 

hure father was churchwardin that yere. 
Ann dau. of Richard & Sewsan Danforth 
Thomas son of Nicholas & Elizabeth " 
Lydia dau. " " " " " 

Mary dau. of Robert & Susan Danford 
Samuel son of Nicholas & Elizabeth Daneford 
Jonathan " " n i« i< << 

Jasper " " Robert & Susan " 

John " " " " " " 

Susan dau. 
Daniel sou 
Nicholas " 
John " 
Robert " 



Danforth 



Nicholas " Elizabeth " 



Marriages— 1560-1650. 

22 April 1570 Thomas Berry & Jilliau Danford 

6 Feb. 1575[-6] William Folcard & Katheriue Danford, widow. 

22 Oct. 1581 William Smallage & Olive Danford 

10 Oct. 1585 Raulfe Darneforde & Margaret Gawle. 

24 Jany 1585 [-6] Thomas Danford & Jane Sudbery 

24 June 1588 Robert Woodcoke & Olive Danforth 

20 Oct. " John Tockley & Mary " 

15 Feb. 1612 [-13] John Hill & Elizabeth " 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 435 



Burials. 

18 July, 1561 Frances Daueford daughter of Thomas. 

8 Nov. 1570 Richard 

23 Sep. 1571 Katherine dau. of Richard Danford. 

2 March 1572[-3] Raynold Dauford. 

2 Jauy 1578[-9] Joane Danforth dau. of Nicholas 

6 Feb. 1588 [-9] Nicholas son of Thomas Dernford 
3Janyi592[3J Robert " " " " 

21 Mar. 1601 [2] Thomas Danford's wife 
31 May 1627 William Darnford 

22 Feb. 1628[-29] Elizabeth " 

3 Oct. 1630 John Dampford 

7 Aug. 1635 Daniel son of Robert Danforth 
16 Feb. 1639[-40] Robert Danforde 

28 Jany 1647 [-8] Nicholas Danforth. 



FRAMLINGHAM, SUFFOLK, ENGLAND, 

Is a parish and market-town of great antiquity, once more populous 
and of larger traffic than now, but still thriving with a population 
little short of three thousand. 

It is about ninety miles north east from London, with railway 
connection, and about fifteen miles from the border of the North 
Sea or German Ocean. 

It is pleasantly situated on rising ground near to the sources of 
the river Ore, which finds its way by a circuitous course to the sea 
at Oreford. A local Gazetteer says " it is extensive and handsome, 
containing many well-built houses, and a large market-place, the 
centre of which was formerly ornamented by a cross. On the west 
of the town is a lake, called the Mere, which flows into the Ore 
and which is said to have been once navigable." Since that was 
written, fifty years ago, a few good houses, several shops with mod- 
ern appliances, and a large collegiate school have added to the 
attractiveness of the village. 

The old church, large and most subtantially built, with a square 
tower more than a hundred feet high, is, to visitors, an object of 
great interest. The older part, which is not now used for worship, 
contains several elaborate and really elegant monuments, the prin- 
cipal of which is that of the Earl of Surry, his countess and their 
children. The Earl, — statesman, military commander and poet, — 
fell a victim, as did so many others, to the caprice of I^ng Henry 
the Eighth, and was beheaded on Tower Hill. 

Presbyterians, Methodists, Unitarians and Independents have 
places of worship here, and there are two ancient alms-houses, 



436 DANTOETH GENEALOGY. 

founded and endowed by charitable men for the comfortable main- 
tenance, respectively, of eight and twelve worthy people. 

But the object of greatest interest in the town is the old castle. 
Of vast dimensions and prodigiously strong, the noble ruins are 
externally so well kept as to lead the beholder to pronounce it abso- 
lutely impregnable. The walls are eight feet thick and 44 feet 
high, and have thirteen square towers rising fourteen feet higher. 
Two of these are watch-towers. The gateway, still well preserved, 
is symmetrical and beautiful. It was defended by drawbridge and 
portcullis, giving evidence of great security. 

There were extensive gardens pertaining to it, the whole sur- 
rounded by a moat, readily flooded from the adjoining lake. 

The history of the castle is lost in antiquity. Who were its 
builders is not even confidently surmised. The land was long ago 
occupied by the Iceni, a British tribe, and afterward successively by 
Romans, Saxons, Danes. The castle was occupied by Redwald, 
one of the earliest of the East Anglian kings ; was later the resi- 
dence of King Edmund, who in the year 870, after he had been 
defeated in battle at Dunwich by the Danes, was besieged here and, 
being obliged to flee, was taken and beheaded at Bury St. Ed- 
munds. 

The castle was taken by the Norman Conqueror, and afterward 
changed owners frequently. Princess Mary retired to it during the 
attempt to place the Lady Jane Grey on the throne. 

Later the several structures in the interior were demolished that 
the material might be converted to use elsewhere, but, as before 
stated, the exterior has been well preserved. 

Of course in the British Isles there are countless places, the scene 
of historic events affecting the existence and welfare of unnumbered 
successors, but it would seem that comparatively few can show so 
grand and so well preserved relics of ancient renown as appear in 
and around our " Framlino-ham ad Castrum." 



LANDS OF REV. SAMUEL DANFORTH. 

A small account-book containing details of many business trans- 
actions of Rev. Samuel Danforth of Taunton, shows him to have 
been, not only the efficient and greatly respected minister of that 
town, as well as teacher of classics, and advisor of his people both 
in legal and in medical practice, but also a man of energy and 
thrift in secular afffiirs. 

With a small salary and probably very small addition of fees for 
special services, he reared a large family reputably ; and as shown 



DANTORTH GENEALOGY. 437 

in these simple records gradually acquired many tracts of land in 
the town for which payments seem to have been made with scrupu- 
lous exactness — the result being valuable investments for his chil- 
dren. 

From this little book, lent to us in 1893 by its possessor, Mr. B. 
F, Danforth of Chetopa, Labette co., Kansas, and accurately copied 
by Mr, Almar Danforth Hodges, junior, we subjoin some extracts : 

The lands of Samuel Danforth of Tanton. 

1 My house lott (six accres more or less) bought of Bartholomew Tip- 
ping 

2 Opposite to Tippin's lot (over the river) halfe an accre of land bought 
of Nathan^ Thare. 

3 Of Dan Throop bought 18 accres adjoyning Tippin's being three 6 
accre lotts, with six accres of pasture over the river opposite the ends of the 
former three lotts and thirty accres on the west side of Ridge hill 

4 Seven accres and a half (call'd Linkon's lott) I had of Jno Hodges 
by exchange for the like quantity he had of me on the west side of the 
MiU river. 

5 Lef Wyatt's homelands bought for me by the Town and given me at 
my first settlemt. 

6 My meadow near Winnacunnet pond layd out at first for six accres 

6 My lands at Crooked meadow Cedar swamp in Tanton one whole right 
of my own (originally Lef* Wyats) in division of swamps 

one whole right w''^ was Dan Throops and bought in crooked meadow 

^ of a right of W™ and Constant Briggs 

^ one eighth of Uriah Leonard 

^ one eighth of Experience Linkon 

|- one quarter of Richard Hoskius 

7 Scadding meadow formerly [leaf torn off] 

A Due to Sam' Danforth on the forty accre division 
on Lef* Wyats right 40 accres 

on Seth Shoves ^ right 10 accres 

on Dan Thi'oops right 40 accres 

To tall is 90 accres 

Granted and layd out to S. D. on said rights 
20 accres on the great playn 

9 accres in the second lott ia the pine swamp 

1^ accres in a little lot of pines sixth lott 

5 accres at Chards pond ( this is since sold to EkF Hodges by S. D. ) 

3|- accres in Cobs swamp 
10 accres at Crooked meadow 

1 accre I gave to Philip Mason 

1 accre I gave to Wat Merry 

8 accres I sold to Wm. Briggs 

8^ accres on the head of John Hodges his pond 



438 DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 

14f accres on the playn adjoining to my own land and Jno Deans 
1| sold to Sam. Dean on exchange for some on Ridge hill 
2 accres sold to Thomas Linkon at his sawmill. 



86^ accres in all 

memod I have some shares in the 18 accres in the Cedar Swamj^ ad- 
joyning to the pine swamp. 

I find it is 1 accre and 3 quarters but by agreement I am allowed on 
division but one accre & a half for it. 



REMARKS 



On the subject of the Trials for Witchcraft in Salem and vicinity in 1692 
extracts from a paper read at the Fifth Meeting of the 
Danforth Family in Boston, 1886. 



This community has long suffered reproach because of the excite- 
ment which prevailed during a few months in the year 1692, on the 
subject of witchcraft ; and of the trials then held, and of the convic- 
tion and execution of a few hapless victims of a now exploded super- 
stition. 

Our Thomas Danforth was on the bench, at one session, at Cam- 
bridge, when some accused persons were tried, and several were ad- 
judged guilty, neither of whom, however, was punished ; and censure 
has rested on his memory as accessory to the persecution of innocent 
people. The weight of testimony, however, is altogether against 
such imputation, and it is certain that subsequently his influence 
helped to dispel the illusion. 

But the charge of intolerance and cruelty has been so constantly 
reiterated, that even among ourselves the feeling is common that 
herein our worthy ancestors had done something singularly discredi- 
table. 

A brief statement of facts may set the matter in a juster light. 

Dr. Palfrey, in his History of New England, says : " The people 
of Massachusetts in the seventeenth century, like all other Christian 
people at that time, at least with extremely rare individual excep- 
tions, believed in the reahty of a hideous crime called witchcraft. 
They thought they had Scripture for that belief, and they knew they 
had law for it, explicit and abundant ; and with them law and Scrip- 
ture were two absolute authorities for the regulation of opinion and 
conduct." 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 439 

That belief was an inheritance common to all men from the most 
ignorant to the most learned. It was diligently inculcated by the 
Roman Catholic Church, and also by the leaders of the Protestant 
Reformation. 

Pope Innocent VIII., in 1484, issued a bull punishing the crime 
of witchcraft with death. With Luther this belief became intensified, 
and he declared, " I would have no compassion on these witches — 
I would burn them all." 

Bishop Jewell, preaching before Queen Elizabeth, said: "May 
it please your Grace to understand that witches and sorcerers, with- 
in these few years, are marvelously increased in your Grace's realm." 
Later, Lord Bacon, "the greatest, wisest" of his time, pronounced 
the "three declinations from religion" to be "heresies, idolatry, and 
witchcraft." 

In 1664, Sir Matthew Hale, afterward Lord Chief Justice of Eng- 
land, sentencing two women to be hanged, said that the reality of 
witchcraft was unquestionable ; and in this opinion he was supported 
by Sir Thomas Browne, who was present at the trial. 

The popular commentary on English law, published at the close 
of the seventeenth century, which was the current law-manual in 
New England, recognized witchcraft as a real crime. 

We ask, then, wherein were the people of Massachusetts blamable 
in that they accepted and acted upon the belief which all the rest of 
Christendom held and practised ; and in that they brought to trial 
those who were accused, and inflicted the punishment prescribed by 
law on those who were found guilty and who continued impenitent. 
For these two features in the case should be noted : first, that none 
were condemned without a formal trial ; and secondly, all those who 
pleaded guilty and declared themselves penitent were released ; and 
the fact that many did confess guilt, of course confirmed the current 
belief. 

Why should these people be expected to be superior to all the rest 
of the world? A candid reply must be a complete acquittal. 

But to continue the review. Long after the time when the reaction 
occurred in Massachusetts, and the superstition was exploded and 
denounced here, the belief in witchcraft continued in other lands. 
Joseph Addison and Dr. Samuel Johnson were firm believers in it, 
and John Wesley, in 1768, said that "giving up witchcraft is, in 
eflfect, giving up the Bible." 

In 1773, the Presbytery of Scotland passed a resolution declaring 
their belief in witchcraft, and deploring the general stepticism in re- 
gard to it. ... 

During Cromwell's time, sixty witches were hanged in a single 
year in the one county of Suffolk ; and no fewer than three thousand 



440 DANFOETH GENEALOGY. 

were executed in England during the session of the Long Parlia- 
ment. (The whole number put to death in the Salem tragedy was 
nineteen. ) 

In 1716, a Mrs. Hicks and her daughter were hanged in Hunting- 
ton, England, and in 1722 a woman was burned in Dornock, Scot- 
land, for witchcraft ; and not until fourteen years later still, in 1736, 
was the English statute against witchcraft repealed, being more than 
forty years after the excitement in New England had subsided. 

In Switzerland, as late as 1780, women were burned for the im- 
puted offence. 

Thus it appears that not only is special blame not to be charged 
to the people of Massachusetts, but to them should be accorded the 
merit of being m advance of all the rest of Cheistendom in 

SHAKING off THE DELUSION AND RENOUNCING ITS BARBARITIES. 



INDEXES. 



DANFORTHS IN PART FIRST. 



Aaron, 65, 116, 208, 288 
Aaron Flint, 227, 309 
Aaron Francis, 289 
Aaron Porter, 309, 353 
Aaron Taylor, 162, 250 
Abel, 65, 116 
Abbie, 332 
Abby A., 264 
Abby Elizabeth, 317 
Abby Hutchins, 316 

Abby L., 289 
Abby Parker, 182 

Abby Roselle, 283 

Abby Taylor, 255 
Abiel, 26, 65 

Abiezer, 51 

Abigail, 35, 39, 42, 43, 44, 46, 
52, 62, 65, 66, 74, 84, 
114, 122, 142, 153, 154, 
215, 240, 241, 246, 250, 
280, 292, 313 

Abigail C.,219 

Abigail Davis, 201 

Abigail Dorothy Pitman, 259 

Abigail Fox, 114 

Abigail Jaquith, 209 

Abigail Louisa, 144 

Abigail Prince, 153 

Abigail Stimson, 110 

Abigail Webb, 232 

Abraham, 79 

Abram, 160, 248, 325 

Achsa, 145, 249 

Ada, 251, 302 

Ada, L. C, 279 

Adah Nelson, 323 

Adaline A., 234 

Adaline M., 331 

Adams, 133 

Adeline, 90, 179, 300 

Adeline Elizabeth, 326 

Adeline Luthera, 214 

Adeline Sopliia, 244 

Adeline Wallace, 242 

Agnes, 2, 3, 264 

Alanson, 95, 185 

Albert, 205, 245, 281 

Albert C, 283, 342, 343 

Albert Griswold, 203, 282 

Albert H., 199, 279 

Albert HaUer, 169, 255, 256, 331 

Albert Lewis, 282, 342 

Albert Parkman, 258, 331, 333 

Alberta Cornelia, 313 

Albon James, 205, 283 

Alexander McClure, 268 

Alfred, 245, 325 

Alfred D., 253 

Alfred H., 281, 341 

Alfred L., 356 

Alfred W., 315, 356 



Alfred Williams, 263 

Alice, 2, 3, 182, 252, 270, 342, 

344, 353 
Alice A., 356 
AUce Blanchard, 140 
Alice Foster, 273 
Alice Jane, 282 
Alice Louisa, 362 
AUce Lucy, 356 
Alice M., 349 
Alice Viola, 328 
Alida, 293 

Allen, 83, 172, 215, 259, 293 
Allen Elbridge, 
Almira, 99, 145, 189, 210 
Almon George, 194, 275, 276, 

340 
Almon Elias, 277 
Almon Hodges, 111 
Alonzo, 243, 296, 322 
Alonzo Bates, 323 
Alonzo H., 244, 324 
Alpa, 199 
Alveretta, 296 
Alvin Balton, 281 
Alvin Beaman, 296 
Alzina (Alsinah), 204 
Amanda, 145, 192, 222, 223, 230, 

231, 243 
Amanda Adelaide, 232 
Amanda Jane, 277 
Amariah, 199, 278 
Ambrose, 145 
Ambrosia Willie, 292 
Amelia, 102, 141, 294, 321 
Amelia Billings, 250, 251 
Amelia L., 319 
Amos Blanchard, 228, 311 
Ancus, 170 

Andaleen Marclnel, 183, 264 
Andrew, 245, 325 
Andrew Jackson, 91, 183, 239, 

317 
Angelina, 290 
Angeline, 224, 306, 323 
Angle May, 343 
Anita, 351 

Anne, ) 2, 3, 5, 9, 28, 44, 61, 64, 
Anna, [65,79,114,115,117,133, 
Ann, ) 147, 148, 192, 193, 207, 

217, 234, 260, 251, 263, 

291 
Anna, 306 
Anna B.. 342 
Ann Eliza, 188 
Ann Ella, 348 
Ann F., 274 
Ann L., 260 
Ann Maria, 234 
Ann Kuggles, 80 
Anna Belle, 364 



Anna Christina, 188 

Anna D., 278 

Anna Eliza, 300 

Anna Elizabeth, 270, 280 

Anna Frances, 278 

Anna L., 236 

Anna Laura, 300 

Anna Louisa, 190 

Anna Lyon, 314 

Anna M., 325 

Anna Maria, 267, 288 

Anna Mary, 337 

Anna Rachel, 274 

Anna Reliance, 268 

Anna Sherman, 273 

Annette, 264, 356 

Annette C, 334 

Annie, 344, 349 

Annie Bouton, 312 

Annie Leffingwell, 312 

Annie P., 359 

Annie Phebe, 322 

Annie T., 277 

Annis, 230 

Auuis O., 328 

Appleton Howe, 111, 191 

Armena, 221 

Aro, 170, 256 

Are Butterworth, 333 

Aro Marcus, 258 

Arthur Curtiss, 171 

Arthur Edwards, 3.i8 

Arthur Jerome, 275, 340 

Arthur Lee, 347 

Arthur Perkins, 352 

Arthur Sherman, 273 

Arvilla, 246, 247 

Asa, 49, 62, 67, 75, 83, 111, 116, 
119, 125, 127, 133, 134, 154, 
192, 193, 205,219,220,222 

Asa Hamilton, 112, 193, 276 

Asahel Beach, 306, 350 

Aseuath, 53, 151, 243 

Augusta, 86, 250, 325 

Augusta Emily, 284 

Augusta 31ariam, 177 

Augusta Richardson, 327 

Augustine L., 338 

Augustus MelvUle, 291, 346 

Aurelia, 253, 307 
Aurelia Ann, 213 
Aurcha B., 228, 311 
Aurelia Felton, 178 
Aurora H., 312 
Azel Merrill, 252 
Azel Warren, 163, 252 
Azubah, 125, 280 

B. Franklin, 54, 95, 114, 149, 
184, 186,201,239, 
265, 280, 316, 317 



444 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 



" Baby," 339 

Barbara Ann, 296 

Belden, 326 

Belinda, 105 

Beuajab, Benaiah, 116 

Benjamin, 21, 43, 44, 56, 62, 64, 
65, 70, 111, 113, 115, 
117, 139, 211, 228, 
237, 239, 251 

Benjamin Austin, 355 

Benjamin Lafayette, 228, 311 

Benjamin Leon, 353 

Benjamin Ferry, 309, 353 

Benjamin Pierce, 149, 239, 317 

Bernice Lillian, 353 

Bert Leroy, 265 

Bertha, 273, 302, 337 

Bertha iiaton, 356 

Bessie, 274, 336 

Bethiah, 23, 35, 36, 41, 42, 51 

Betsey, 83, 84, 114, 117, 118, 
125, 133, 145, 166, 170, 
202, 209, 212, 224, 283 

Betsy Ann Washington, 93 

Betsey Boynton, 225 

Betsy Elmina, 213 

Betsey Maria, 169, 170, 264 

Betsey F., 315, 

Betsey Rebecca, 205 

Betsey Sophronia, 170 

Beulah, 253 

Blanche, 145 

Blanche A., 339 

Bliss, 217, 295 

Blowers, / ao ao 

Bowers, \*°>°^ 

Bridget, 237 

Burnet, 81 

Bushnell, 236, 314 

Byron, 230, 340, 361 

Byron Walker, 313, 354 

Calvin, 115, 202, 205, 207, 281 

Calvin H., 241, 321 

Calvin Otis, 343 

Calvin S., 241 

Cameron Ward, 355 

Caroline, 48, 49. 102, 105, 179, 
is;^, 187, 204, 245, 252, 
270, 306, 333, 361 

Caroline A., 344 

Caroline Abigail, 294 

Caroline Brewer, 318 

Caroline Buckley, 173 

Caroline Chase, 261 

Caroline Elizabeth, 308 

Carolina F., 349 

Caroline Fiducia, 298 

Caroline Henkel, 194 

Caroline Josephine, 362 

Caroline L., 323 

Caroline Louisa, 209 

Caroline M., 236 

Caroline Maria, 320 

Caroline Matilda, 289 

Caroline May, 321 

Caroline Page, 309 

Caroline Simpkins, 107, 108 

Caroline Walker, 163 

Carrie, 284 

Carrie Louise, 266 

Catherine, see Katherine, 209, 
210, 239, 302, 306, 
307, 30y, 353 

Catherine Ariana, 193, 276 

Catherine Hancox, 337 

Catherine L., 246 

Catherine Lois, 319 

Catherine M., 314 

Catherine May, 194 

Catherine Sawyer, 306 



Cecilia, 186, 243 

Celia, 254, 305, 340 

Charity, 235 

Challen, 165, 253 

Charles, 62, 63, 85, 89, 91, 146, 
164, 175, 176, 207, 208, 
234,235,253,280,281, 
284, 288, 307, 341 

Charles Allen, 188, 270 

Charles Alvah, 320 

Charles Ambrose, 185, 266 

Charles Austin, 261 

Charles Blanchard, 316, 357 

Charles Bosworth, 255, 331 

Charles Carron,;315, 357 

Charles Cummings, 240, 318 

Charles Dexter, 188 

Charles Dyer, 251 

Charles Eastman, 255, 329 

Charles Edward, 261, 263, 301 

Charles Franklin, 253, 287 

Charles Frederick, 197, 278, 
284, 344, 358 

Charles H., 310 

Charles Hart, 235 

Charles Harvey, 282 

Charles Haskell, 300 

Charles Henry, 186, 202, 277, 
280, 288, 290, 298, 308, 
319, 352, 358 

Charles Hutchins, 208, 288 

Charles James, 183, 264 

Charles Jarvis, 182, 262 

Charles Leroy, 274, 239 

Charles Lewis, 185, 228, 265 

Charles M., 196, 311 

Charles Merrick, 358 

Charles Nathan, 263 

Charles Osgood, 321 

Charles Pinckney„237, 238, 316 

Charles Richard, 192, 275 

Charles Samuel, 273 

Charles Scott, 313 

Charles Seymour, 190 

Charles Timothy, 353 

Charles W., 234 

Charles Walter, 325 

Charles Ward, 314, 355 

Charles Warren, 349 

Charles Webster, 270 

Charles Williams, 264 

Charles Williston, 303 

Charles Winters, 283, 343 

Charlotte, 86, 93, 279, 305 

Charlotte A., 279 

Charlotte Ann, 144 

Charlotte Caroline, 233 

Charlotte Elizabeth, 311, 348 

Charlotte Ella, 304 

Charlotte Emma, 273 

Charlotte L., 324 

Charlotte Ruth, 302 

Chester, 2U2 

Christina, 282, 327, 340 

Clara, 92, 312 

Clara Ann, 283 

Clara Anne, 320 

Clara Annie, 320 

Clara Augusta, 310, 326 

Clara Barnes, 338 

Clara Eliza, 352 

Clara M., 335 

Clara Maria, 320 

Ciara P., 246 

Clara Porter, 353 

Clarence, 321, 341, 359 

Clarence Arthur, 328, 356, 362 

Clarence Eugene, 273 

Clarence Frederick, 207 

Clarence Ward, 363 

Clarence West, 350, 364 



Clarissa, 73, 114, 118, 144, 145, 

159, 204, 318 
Clarissa P., 235 
Clark Albert!, 265 
Clark Cummings, 186 
Clark Malcolm, 270 
Claude Leslie, 264 
Claudeline McClennan, 263 
Clifford G., 274, 339 
Clinton, 234 
Clyde Ellis, 265 
Content Walker, 111 
Coowie, j -o 14= 
Cowee, (7^,145 
Cora, 342, 344 
Cora May, 310 
Coral Herbert, 328 
Cordelia Rosaline, 229 
CordeUa Enfield, 112 
Cordelia May, 312 
Cornelia, 225, 234 
Cornelia Flower, 253 
Cornelia Swart, 307 
Cornelius Driscoll, 230, 311 
Crawford Carter, 264 
Cynthia, 118, 139, 145, 147, 202, 

248 
Cynthia Jane, 331 
Cyrus, 80, 117, 118, 124, I«5, 

215, 220, 300 
Cyrus Lafayette, 302 

Daisy Blanche, 264 

Daisy E., 334 

Dana Stephen, 294, 347 

Dana Willy, 295 

Daniel, 42, 57, 104, 124, 160, 
245 249 

Daniel Braciford, 181, 261 

Daniel Chase, 118, 215 

Daniel Clark, 184, 265 

Daniel Foster, 236 

Daniel Osgood, 240, 319 

Daniel Sylvester, 293, 347 

Daniel W., 359 

Daniel Warner, 242, 321, 322 

Daniel Webster, 177 

David, 45, 64, 76, 114, 116, 117, 
118, 145, 149, 155, 203, 
204, 207, 215, 216, 217, 
237, 239, 244, 249, 294, 
317, 324 

David Becker, 224, 306 

David C, 296 

David Johnson, 143, 230 

David Jonathan, 327, 362 

David Orton, 304 

David Sargent, 297, 348 

David White, 80 

Deborah, 83 

Delbert, 266 

Delia, 306 

Dehlah Paulina, 204 

Delphia, 297 

Delphia Swan, 298 

Dency, 163 

Derwood Leon, 280 

Desire, 90 

DeWitt Wesley, 350 

Diana E., 235 

Dianthe Jane, 203 

Diss, 251 

Dora, 348 

Dora Belle, 354 

Dorcas, 122, 123, 151 

Dorothy, 44, 69, 136, 137, 225, 
359 

Dolly, 71, 208 

Douglas Abraham, 230, 312 

Douglas Lewis, 312 

Drusilla May, 299 



INDEX ; DANFORTHS IN PART FIRST. 



445 



Drusilla R., 299 
Dwight, 251 

Earl, 336 

Earl Howard, 265 

Earle Heury, 262 

Ebenezer, 161,202,280 

Ebeuezer Gregg, 158 

Eben Towne, 211, 2!i0 

Edgar Adelbert, 244 

Edgar Camp, 189, 273 

Edgar Laban, 256 

Edison Arthur, 362 

Edith, 338 

Edith Cordelia, 230 

Edith Louise, 353 

Edith Studley, 275 

Edmund Cummings, 321 

Edna, 293, 339 

Edna Clara, 320 

Edna Elnw, 265 

Edson Morton, 265 

Edward, 42, 57, 100, 199, 212, 

285, 352 
Edward A., 258 
Edward Archer, 334 
Edward Baker, 254 
Edward Carmi, 258 
Edward Franklin, 285, 344 
Edward Harshaw, 268, 336 
Edward Hollis, 245 
Edward John, lOo, 187 
Edward Joseph, 270, 337 
Edward Moseley, 187, 268, 336 
Edward Putnam, 322 
Edward Kichnmnd, 106 
Edward Shepard, 261 
Edward Turner, 243, 322 
Edward Warren, 198, 278 
Edward William, 271 
Edward Williams, 182, 263, 337 
Edwin, 196,243, 264, 322 
Edwin Alexander, 89 
Edwin Clare, 320 
Edwin Hall, 305 
Edwin Irving, 89 
Edwin Joshua, 227 
Edwin S., 199, 279 
Edwina Louisa, 345 
Effie, 257 
Effle Lynch, 333 
Elbertine, 233 
Elbridge G., 383 
Elbridge Gerry, 256 
Elbridge Putnam, 353 
Eleanor, 140, 207, 258, 338 
Eleanor Eaton, 258 
Eleanor Young, 267 
Electa, 113 
Electa Jane, 210 
Elfred Josefa, 183 
Eli, 115, 206 
Elias, 161, 249 

Elijah, 32, 37, 40, 42, 43, 45, 
57, 58, 63, 105, 190, 
264, 273 
Elijah Higby, 221, 303 
Eliphalet, 42 
• Elisha Lee, 216, 294 
Eliza, 89, 100, 135, 137, 145, 
163, 190, 224, 248, 287, 
312 
Eliza A., 183, 210, 228, 285 
Eliza Ann, 252 
j:iiza Caroline, 268 
Eliza Ellen, 310 
Eliza Goodwin, 250 
Eliza Hastings, 288 
Eliza Howard, 181 
Eliza Jane, 259, 297, 318 
Eliza Jane Cummings, 240 



Eliza L., 249, 278 
Eliza Maria, 170 
Elizabeth, Eliz., 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 
12,21,25,26, 
27,28,31,32, 
33,34,35,37, 
38,40,41,42, 
43,44,46,47, 
48,55,62,03, 
65,68,69,77, 
78,79,80,81, 
82,83,90,95, 
99, 105, 115, 
116,117,118, 
149, 155, 161, 
163, 166, 180, 
18.i, 190, 191, 
231,239,251, 
252,275,281, 
285, 289, 296, 
310,3:!0,344, 
345, 346 

Elizabeth A., 315 

Elizabeth Andrus, 267 

Elizabeth Ann, 255 

Elizabeth Averill,267 

Elizabeth Baker, 228 

Elizabeth E., 215 

Elizabeth Frances, 345 

Elizabeth Foster, 236 

Elizabeth Henderson, 336 

Elizabeth Jane, 208 

Elizabeth Knight, 336 

Elizabeth Maria, 284 

Elizabeth Mina, 255, 258, 329 

Elizabeth N., 359 

Elizabeth Nesmith, 156 

Elizabeth Pierce, 238 

Elizabeth Pingry, 146 

Elizabeth Reede'r, 337 

Elizabeth S., 208, 277, 288 

Elizabeth Sarah, 277 

Elizabeth Sherburne Bowers, 
82 

Elizabeth W.,211 

Elkanah, 42, 54 

Ella, 198, 277. 302, 306, 336 

Ella Cornelia, 271 

Ella E., 363 

Ella Elvada, 244 

Ella Estella, 283 

Ella Frances, 302, 311 

Ella Leeta, 343 

Ella Loraine, 290 

Ella Louisa, 305 

Ella M., 311 

Ella Mehetable, 192 

Ella R., 273 

Ella Susan, 320 

Ella Wilckens, 337 

Ellen, 145, 174, 299 

Ellen Cornelia, 186 

Ellen Eugenia, 189 

Ellen Harrison, 181 

Ellen L., 331 

Ellen JIaria, 189, 310 

Ellen Rosina, 304 

Ellen Sherman, 273 

Elliot, 307, 351 

Ellen Teague, 349 

Elmina, 254 

Elmira, 215 

Eloisa T., 341 

Eloise, 276 

Elsie, 361 

Elsie Harlan, 355 

Elsie Marie, 363 

Elvira, 205, 255 

Elvira Bosworth, 255 

Elvira Rachel, 200 

Elwood Miller, 340 



Embert Wilmarth, 261 

Emeline, 114, 198, 251 

Emeline Augusta, '^27 

Emeline Belle, 3.;o 

Emeline J., 313 

Emeline Jenkins, 209 

Emeline Young, 209 

Emerenza, 282 

Emerson, 234 

Emilia, 306 

Emilie Caroline, 318 

Emily, 94, 104, 155, 176, 186, 

207,243,251,305 
Emily Ann, 302 
Emily Augusta, 308 
Emily B., 147 
Emily Caroline, 240 
Emily Charlotte, 328 
Emily Maria, 268 
Emily Linda, 268 
Emily Kuth, 301 
Emily S., 230 
Emily Stimson, 112 
Emily Susan, 205 
Emily Warren, 322, 360 
p:mma, 207, 258, 304, 333 
Emma A., 341 
Emma Augusta, 360 
Emma Dell, 347 
Emma I., 356 
Emma J., 180 
Emma Jane, 256, 284, 358 
Emma Louisa, 282 
Emma Louise, 338 
Emma Maria, .■;44 
Emma Jlatilda, 232 
Emma Noble, 229 
Emma Philotte, 195 
Ephraim Bushnell, 140 
Ephraira South worth, 173,260 
E. Porter, 144, 234 
Erastus, 86, 177, 211 
Erastus Noble, 147 
Erskine, 190, 274 
Erwin Webster, 362 
Estella May, 282 
Estelles Horace, 350, 363 
Esther, 27, 116, 190, 211, 324 
Esther Mabel, 353 
Ethel, 339 
Ethel Bliss, 265 
Ethel May, 340 
Eunice, 49, 52, 61, 84, 85, 89, 
127, 136, 159, 163, 215, 
252 
Eunice G.. 347 
Eunice Gilbert, 227 
Eunice Kinsman, 291 
Eunice Manning, M46 
Eunice Matilda, 228 
Eunice Nourse, 240 
Eunice Warren, 252 
Eunice Wright, 216 
Eudora Elizabeth, 292 
Eugene Everett, 275 
Eugene Gustave, 265, 335 
Eugene Henry, 263, 334 
Euphemia Nauelle, 170, 257 
Eva L., 325 
Eva May, 354 
Eva Rollins, 262 
Eva Kosina, 361 
Evalina Alberta, 320 
Evelvn, 346 
Evelyn Augusta, 266 
Evelyn Eugene, 189 
Everett George, 274 



Fanny, 83, 147, 
Faustina, .324 
Fidelia, So, 252 



155 



446 



DANTOETH GENEALOGY. 



Fidelia Fay, 192 
Flavel, 221, 304 
Flora, 324, 339 
Flora A., 321,364 
Flora Adelaide, 275 
Flora Angle, 323 
Flora Victoria, 360 
Florence, 339, 341 
Florence Alma, 350 
Florence Arrabel, 292 
Florence Bulkley, 267 
Florence Jane, 303 
Florence Marguerite, 346 
Florence N., 416 
Florence Viola, 361 
Florilla, 95 
Florinda Morse, 203 
Flossie, 359 

Floyd La Motte, 326, 361 
Ford, 326 
Fosket, 159 
Foster Farrar, 278 
Francellia, 185 
Francena, 245 
Frances, 104, 186 
Frances Amelia, 191 
Frances Anna, 188 
Frances Caroline, 184 
Frances Eliza, 266, 345 
Frances Elizabeth, 141, 357 
Frances Ellen, 305 
Frances Emily, 328 
Frances Gertrude, 233 
Frances H., 277 
Frances Jeanette, 286 
Frances L., 234 
Frances Marantha, 322 
Frances Maria, 230 
Frances Martha Ann, 187 
Frances Octavia, 176 
Frances Olive, 178 
Frances Olivia, 322 
Frances Virginia, 267 
Frances Wright, 286 
Francis, 63, 79, 117, 154, 160, 

163,211,302 
Francis Asa, 300 
Francis Augustus, 220, 300 
Francis Brown, 212 
Francis Christian, 263 
Francis Edward, 353 
Francis Eugene, 261, 334 
Francis Irving, 362 
Francis Jenkins, 269 
Francis L., 256 
Francis Lippett, 91 
Francis Newton, 210 
Francis Y., 340 
Frank, 251,326 
Frank A., 258 
FrauK Hoffman, 277, 341 
Frank J., 296 
Frank Lewis, 323, 360 
Frank Lobdell, 272, 338 
Frank Nourse, 321 
Frank Pierce, 316, 358 
Frank Stephenson, 312 
Frank VV., 315, 356 
Frank Warner, 322, 359 
Franklin, 196, 197, 207, 220, 

285, 302, 344 
Franklin Cyrus, 303 
Fred, 281 
Fred E., 253 
Fred St. Clair, 363 
Frederick, 268, 285, 325, 344 
Frederick B., 331 
Frederick Bowen, 305 
Frederick Henry, 271 
Frederick Lyman, 189, 271, 
338 



Frederic Mortimer, 346, 363 
Frederick Parker, 192 
Frederick Wait, 256 
Frederick Wilcox, 338 
Frederick William, 272, 338 
Frederick William Kives, 187, 
267 

George, 34, 83, 91, 93, 114, 134, 
146, 147, 155, 173, 176, 
182, 196, 199, 20'1, 207, 
220, 225, 230, 236, 239, 
243, 244, 248, 251, 263, 
288, 301,305, 312, 3-.i4 
George A., 246, 325, 356 
George Albert, 342 
George Alexander, 198, 278 
George Allen, 260 
George Augustus, 173, 227, 

309, 363 
George Brown, 302 
George Chester, 276, 340 
George Clapp, 344 
George Cromwell, 89 
George Delaplaine, 268 
George Dexter, 298, 348 
George Douglas, 292, 347 
George E., 165 
Georgfe Edward, 277 
George Edwin, 296, 309, 346, 

354 
George Elmer, 274, 319, 339, 

359 
George Erskine, 225, 307 
George Eugene, 323 
George Flavel, 303 
George Forrest, 308 
George Franklin, 208, 286 
George Frederick, 285, 344 
George 11., 02, 196 
George Henry, 187, 208, 209, 
261, 269, 289, 
325, 334, 336, 
345,356 
George Herbert, 358 
George Kendall, 318, 358 
George Lintner, 223, 307, 351 
George Marshall, 280, 341 
George Merrick, 100 
George Milton, 290 
George Montgomery, 236 
George Moseley, 273 
George Ora, 282 
George Palmer, 111, 192 
George Pitts, 84 
George S., 321 
George Vance, 282 
George W., 310 
George Walker, 111, 192, 193, 
194, 296, 297 
George Washington, 54, 93, 
141, 184, 
186, 190, 
264, 274 
Georgiana Rachel, 192 
Georgianna, 179, 245, 263 
Geraldiue, 180 
Gertrude, 328, 344 
Gertrude Eva, 356 
Gertrude Presbrey, 181 
Gordon, 344 
Gordon Earl, 265 
Grace, 302, 338,341 
Grace Blida, 272 
Grace Elizabeth, 341 
Grace Long, 272 
Grace Miiy, 348 
Guy Leo, 265 
Guy llufus, 342 

Halsey, 305 



Halsey Joel, 222, 3(S 

Hannah, 33, .34, 35, 36, 38, 41, 
42, 45, 46, 48, 49, 51, 
62, 63, 65, 66, 73, 75>, 
77, 78, 80, 83, 85, 86, 
91, 96, 111, 114, 115, 
119, 125, 135, 161, 
161, 165, 169, 177, 
206,207,225,226,227, 
243 

Hannah Alice, 339 

Hannah Amanda, 197 

Hannah B., 187, 321 

Hannah Bancroft, 308 

Hannah Bransville, 309 

Hannah Cherry, 292 

Hannah E., 196 

Hann^ah Crosby, 237 

Hannah Elizabeth, 217 

Hannah Flint, 227, 309 

Hannah Frances, 173 

Hannah Jane, 112 

Hannah M., 273, 327 

Hannah Maria, 146, 209, 228, 
266, 293, 318 

Hannah P., 166 

Hannah Page, 309 

Hannah Smith, 216 

Hannah Taylor, 123 

Harlan Douglas, 347 

Harlan Kingsbury, 355 

Harley Albon, 342 

Harley Hall, 299 

Harold Bond, 270 

Harold Curtiss, .3.38 

Harold Edwyn, 358 

Harriet, 85, 89, 105, 113, 145, 
174, 202, 204, 220, 
223, 224, 227, 2.30, 
237, 243, 244, 274, 
281, 302, 304, 306, 
311, 314, 344 

Harriet A., 278 

Harriet Adeline, 273, 301 
Harriet Amanda, 278 
Harriet Augusta, 291 
Harriet C, 349 

Harriet Cora, 89 
Harriet Cerdelia, 194 
Harriet Cummings, 320 
Harriet Dewey, 141 
Harriet Ditson, 230 
Harriet E., 319 
Harriet Eliza, 275 
Harriet Elizabetli, 346 
Harriet Esther, 293 
Harriet Hannah, 94 
Harriet Jones, 195 
Harriet L., 235, 274 
Harriet M., 147, 196, 305, 321 
H arriet May, 320 
Harriette Montague, 173 
Harriet Newell, 146, 323 
Harriet Ovanda, 265 
Harriet Sedate, 306 
Harriet White, 262 
Harris Hall, 260 
Harrison, 224 
Harry, 331, 339 
Harry Fitzgerald, 342 
Harry Lewis, 323 
Harry S., 230 
Harry Vivianna, 192 
Harvey Blanchard, 203, 283 
Harvey Lewis, 283, 342 
Harvey Martin, 282 
Hattie Maud, .350 
Hattie May, 335 
Hatty Alice, 295 
Hawes Atwood, 228, 310 
Hazel Dell, 347 



INDEX; DANFOETnS IN PART FIRST. 



447 



Helen, 274 

Helen Adeline, 350 

Helena Agnes, 200 

Helen Augusta, 117, 235 

Helen Frances, 284 

Helen Jlabel, 363 

Helen Maria, 197, 232 

Helen Marion, 358 

Helen Matilda, 340 

Helen White, 312 

Henrietta, 141, 1C4, 204 

Henrietta Amelia, 187 

Henrietta Delaplaine, 269 

Henrietta Emily, 285 

Henry, 56,88, 94, 163, 179,204, 
226, 231, 234, 243, 252, 
308, 313, 326, 344 

Henry Albert, 354 

Henry Cammell, 203 

Henry Delaplaine, 267, 335 

Henry Dunn, 261 

Henry Erving, 145 

Henry F., 277, 341 

Henry Gilmore, 181, 262 

Henry Gold, 287, 345 

Henry J., 315 
Henry Jay, 275, 340 

Henry Joel, 305, 349 

Henry Keyes, 144, 233 
Henry Marshall, 110, 191 
Henry Mellen, 245 
Henry Porter, 313, 354 
Henry Kichardson, 256 
Henry Richmond, 182, 263 
Henry Rupert, 194, 276 
Henry Tallman, 186, 266, 267 
Henry Thomas, 333 
Henry Tisdale, 91, 93, 95, 183 
Henry W., 113 
Henry Williams, 195 
Hepsey (Hepzibah), 207 
Hephzibah Cross, 316 
Herbert Cleveland, 273 
Herbert Farnsworth, 287 
Herbert Gray, 349 
Herbert .larvis, 263 
Herbert Mortimer, 275, 339 
Herbert Octa, 325 
Herman Wenger, 277 
Hester, 233 
Hester Ann, 199, 313 
Hetty Adaline, 190 
Hiram, 113, 215, 217, 292, 297 
Hiram Doane, 250, 326 
Hiram Otis, 283 
Hobart, 281 
HoUis, 160, 245 
Homer, 147 

Homer Wallace, 323, 359 
Horace Greeley, 328 
Horace Melvin, 205, 283 
Horace Perry, 257, 333 
Horatio, 54 
Horatio Leonard, 89 
Horatio Seymour, 171 
Hosley,81, 170, 256 
Howard Brown, 271 
Hugh, 302 

Huldah, 104, 148, 237, 243 
Huldah Imogene, 293 

lanthe Elaine, 364 
Ida, 318, 351, 361 
Ida Baldwin, 195 
Ida C, 251 
Ida Florida, 320 
Ida Frances, 325 
Ida Louisa, 284 
Ida May, 335, 358 
Inez Jessie, 347 
lone, 359 



Ira B., 321 

Ira Hamilton, 355 

Irene, 203 

Irene Amanda, 201 

Isaac, 46, 79, 81, 115, 121, IGl, 

162, 169,207, 249,284 
Isaac Carrai, 171, 257, 260 
Isaac Emery, 169, 254 
Isaac Hill, 216, 283 

Isaac Moseley, 100, 187, 190, 

273 
Isaac Newton, 207, 255, 329 
Isaac W., 170, 256 
Isaac Warren, 208, 287 
Isabell, 2, 3, 269, 303 
Isabella, 355 
Isabel Louisa, 278 
Israel, 115, 206 
Israel Stoughton, 33 

Jacob, 38, 45, 74, 75, 76, 79, 147, 
148, 154, 155, 161, 162, 

163, 244, 249, 251, 324 
Jacob Israel, 241, 321 
James, 2, 3, 34, 41, 46, 49, 55, 

78,79,80,81,83,91, 94, 
119, 145, 161, 162, 166, 
202, 219, 220, 248, 251, 
281, 298, 299, 300, 349, 
353 
James Allen, 172, 259 
James Austin, 313, 355 
James B., 2o3 

James D., Iy6, 277 

James Franklin, 320 

James H., 59 

James H. Armsby, 306 

James Henry, 233, 252, 264, 
313, 325, 327, 334 

James Hutchins, 208, 285, 288 

James Layne, 267 

James M., 85, 177 

James Monroe Putney, 290 

James Rhoades, 280 

James Romeyu, 187, 269, 270, 
337 

James Walker, 355 

James William, 302 

Jane, 2, 3, 4, 145, 173, 179, 228, 
230, 279 

Jane E., 305 

Jaue Kent, 140 

Jane Louisa, 261 

Jane Jlaria, 290 

Jaue Maria Putney, 290 

Jane Marshall, 111 

Jane Shore, 170 

Jane Wicklifte, 335 

Janet, 3o8 

Janet Caroline, 290 

Jarvis, 89, 181 

Jason Lincoln, 309 

Jeanette, 305 

Jemima, 190 

Jemima Adeline, 183 

Jemima Sophia, 190 

Jennie C, 331 

Jennie Esther, 274 

Jennie Herrick, 309 

Jenny, 244, 326, 328 

Jenny A., 315 

Jennie Bell, 347 

Jenny C, 342 

Jenny May, 348 

Jeremiah Morrow, 297 

Jerry Porter, 295 

Jerusha, 100, 124 

Jesse, 45, 74, 76, 148, 149, 154, 
236, 237 

Jesse C, 314, 356 

Jessie, 302 



Jessie Appleton, 287 
Jessie Gillespie, 273 
Jessie Mary, 270 
Jessie May, 275 
Jewctt, 274 
J. (ieorge, 260, 335 
Johane, ) ,., >. ,,., ,,, 
Joanna, P'- '"- ^^M'l 
Joanna Reed, 157 
Job, 42, 54, 90 
Joel, 125, 221,304 
Joel Crosby, 237, 315 
John, 19, 25, 28, 30, 31, 32, 33, 36, 
38,41,42,44,46, 50, 51, 
62, 63, 67, 68, 75, 77, 83, 
86, 88, 100, 104, 113, 114, 
119, 133, 134, 135, 139, 
155, 158, 173, 179, 18«, 
195, 202, 220, 222, 225, 
227, 232, 249, 271, 285, 
300, 3U7, 352, 364 
John Alpheus, 345 
John Bartense, 314, 356 
John Buchanan, 187, 267, 336 
John Courts J ones, 235 
John Curtis, 221 
John D., 196 
Jolin David, 297 
Jolai Edwin, 319 
John Francis, 279 
John Howard, 271, 338 
John Loring, 305 
John .Alontiigue, 104 
John .M<jore, 250 
John Morton, 308 
John Munroe, 240 
John Murray, 319, 359 
John Mussey, 228, 310 
John Nourse, 240, 318 
John Prentice, 173 
John Samuel, 192. 275 
John Warren, 114, 198, 228 
John Whilden, 229 
John Williston, 303 
Jonathan, 5, 12, 19, 21, 27, 28, 
37, 39, 42, 43, 44, 45, 
46, 47, 57, 64, 65, 68, 
70, 71, 79, 8U, 81, 91, 
101,103,115, 116, 117, 
128, 134, 142, 143, 14,-i, 
160, 165, 169, 170, 187, 
202, 207, -,^09, 211,254, 
280, 2y0, 362 
Jonathan E , 165 
Jonathan Farnsworth, 253, 

328 
Jonathan Newell, 207 
Jonatlian Keed, 143, 231, 313 
Joseph, 21, 43, 44, 56, 63, 65, 
66, 07, 70, 7il, 100, 113, 
119, 122, 123, 136, 163, 
160, 186, 218, 226, 227, 
237, 297, 308, 344, 349 
Joseph Augustus, 309, 353 
Joseph Baker, 169, 254, 255, 

328 
Joseph Bernard, 203 
Joseph Charles, 345 
Joseph Dexter, 349 
Joseph Francis, 290, 345 
Joseph H., 114, 196 
Joseph Henry, 219 
Joseph Harry, 349 
Joseph Morion, 1U9 
Joseph Palmer, 327, 361 
Joseph R., 165 
Joseph Ruggles, 80 
Joseph Tlionias, 187, 305 
Joseph Varnum, 209, 290 
Joseph Warren, 198 
Joseph Williamson, 268 



448 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 



Josephine, 245 
Josephine Ann, 335 
Josephine Barnes, 267 
Joseph Boudiiiot, 329 
Josephine Estella, 275 
Josephine Frances, 345 
Josepliine Harriet, 277 
Josephine M., 327 
Josephine Maria, 290 
Josephine S., 261 
Joshua, 44,51, 68, 69, 71, 79, 

135, 140, 136, 161, 228, 

309 
Joshua Noble, 141, 228, 230, 

311 
Josiah, 65, (56, 67, 78, 104, 119, 

121, 122, 133, 136, 189, 
218, 219, 226, 299 
Josiah Henry, 290 
Judith, 66, 134 
Judith Colby, 191 
Judson, 281 
Julia, 76, 77, 100, 123, 207, 217, 

244, 252, 300, 354 
Julia Abby Henrietta, 290 
Julia Almira, 189 
Julia Alsina, 258 
Julia Amanda, 347 
Julia Ann, 147, 296,302 
Julia Augusta, 201 
Julia C, 288 
Julia D., 256 
Julia K., 327 
Julia Fairhanlcs, 183 
Julia Harper, 229 
Julia Lucinda, 268 
Julia Powell, 355 
Julia Sewall, 284 
Justin, 224, 305 
Justina Mary, 290 

Kate, 198, 272 

Kate Everdell, 272 

Kate L., 342 

Katherine, (2,3,35,36,51, 

see Catherine, ( 54, 90, 105, 

119, 177, 176, 

186 
Katherine C, 338 
Katherine Howard, 338 
Keyes, ? 73, 146, 147, 234, 

Keyes, Jr., J 236 
Kezia, 68, 69 
Kimball, 155 

Laura, 243, 251,323, 325 
Laura A., 89 
Laura C, 163, 234 
Laura B., 345 
Laura Lodosky, 293 
Laura Porter, 230 
l>auretta Ella, 293 
Lavinia, 137, 221, 254, 257 
Lavinia Gould, 311 
Lavinia Jane, 304 
Lavinia Uliodu, 303 
Lavinia Sabina, 304 
Lawrence, 233 
Lawton, 95, 185 
Lawton Cuminings, 186 
Leiih Adella, 279 
Leander, 213, 291 
Lemuel lilon, 194 
Lemuel Leonard, 90, 182 
Lena Anna, 339 
Leo, 353 

Leonard, 115, 202, 281 
Leon, 301 

Leon Ellsworth, 359 
Lephe (Relief), 151,317 
Leuhe Pierce, 239 



Leroy, 354 
Leslie, 350, 364 
Leslie Russell, 283, 343 
Leta Greenwood, 274 
Levi, 114, 117, 118,293 
Levi Bowen, 221, 305 
Levi Franklin, 90, 182 
Levi Mann, 190, 274 
Lewis, 51, 94, 184, 202 
Lewis E., 243, 323 
Lewis Everett, 266, 335 
Lewis Judd, 313, 354- 
Lida, 253 
Lilian, 335 
Lillian Grace, 340 
Lillian Jennie, 334 
Lillian La Blanche, 275 
Lillie Warren, 285 
Lina M., 260 
Lodema, 206 

Loemma Emmeline, 213, 215 
Lois, 177 
Lola May, 334 
Loma Louisa, 296 
Loomis Legrund, 326, 360 
Lorain, 94 
Loren Arthur, 290 
Lorenzo C, 282 
Loring, 221, 303 
Lorriston Francis, 256, 331 
Lottie Estelle, 343 
Louis, 234 

Louis Edward, 346, 363 
Louis John, 180 
Louisa, 90, 113, 114, 174, 179, 
185, 203, 212, 230, 234, 
249, 303, 308 
Louisa Ann, 233 
Louisa Appleton, 106 
Louisa C, 196 
Louisa Eliza, 320 
Louisa Jeanette, 322 
Louisa Leffiugwell, 312 
Louisa Minerva, 325, 326 
Louisa R., 249, 321 
Louisa Wilson, i;63 
Lovicy Ann, 319 
Lovisa Churchill, 241 
Lucette L., 254 
Lucia, 234, 354 
Lucia H.,234 
Lucia R., 341 
Lucilla, 248 
Lucille, 253 
Lucina Almira, 350 
Lucinda, 51. 104, 105, 136, 166, 

218, -^27 
Lucinda Lucretia, 100 
Lucius, 230 
Lucretia, 94, 186, 237 
Lucy, 44, 65, 66, 69, 101, 113, 
lis, 139, 152, 153, 211, 
249, 250, 256, 281, 304, 
309, 315, 332, 339 
Lucy Adeline, 244 
Lucy (Amelia), 326 
Lucia Cordelia, 89 
Lucv E., 195 
Lucy Gregg, .322 
Lucy Jane, 242 
liucy Jlaroa, 342 
Lucy Marshall, 177 
I>ucy Peabody, 226 
Lucy Soutlmiayde, 188 
Lucy Taylor, 298 
Luella Octavia, 298 
Lulu, 332 
Luther, 115, 204 
Luther J>eroy, 283 
Luther Warreu, 205, 283 



Lydia, 5, 11, 12, 28, .39, 46, 53, 
62, 70, 71, 77, 78, 114, 
124, 1.35, 136, 155, 172, 
188, 199, 201, 256, 261 
Lydia A., 310 
Lydia Ann, 172, 201 
Lydia Atwell, 216 
Lydia Flint, .309 
Lydia Henrietta, 144 
Lydia [>ucretia, 221 
Lydia Permelia, 164 
Lydia Sweetser, 227 
Lyman, 80, 165 
Lysauder Benjamin, 195, 277 
Mabel, 341, 353 
Mabel E., 339 
Mabel Irene, 259 
Mabel S., 265 
Maggie, 329 
Mahala Hannah, 295 
Mahala J., .321 
Malinda, 249 
Mamie (Mary) 362 
Marcella, 251 
Marcia, 341 
Marcus, 341 

Margaret, 2, 3, 48, 61, 86, 196, 
252, 299, 314, 344, 
361, 363 
Margaret A., 197, 283 
Margaret Ann, 267, 310, .343 
Margaret Douglas, 312 
Margaret E., 263 
Margaret Elizabeth, 270 
Margaret H., 182 
Margaret J., 324 
Margaret Jane, 304 
Margaret Ruth, 364 
Margaret Swart, 225 
Marguerite, .364 
Maria, 90, 101, 141, 147, 212, 

224, 244 
Maria Elizabeth, 91 
Maria Ella, 273 
Maria Joanna, 257 
Maria Susan, 205 
Mariah, 195 
Marie Louise, 318 
Marietta Levanchia, 314 
Marilla, 248, 279 
Marcette, 277 
Marian Amanda, 291 
Marion, 162, 341 
Marion B., 261 
Marion Washington, 355 
Marshall, 145 
Marshall Clifford, 145 
]\Larshall Coral, 362 
Martha, .36, 48, 56, 74, 94, 97, 
207, 243, 274, 282, 320, 
.349 
Patty, 46, 75, 100, 153 
Martha A., l'66 
Blartha Ann, 162 
Martha C, 207 
Martha Jacobs, 105 
Martha Jane, 28J, 295 
Martha Juliet, 312 
Martha T., 155 

Mary, 1 2, 3, 9, 18, 20, 25, 26, 

JIarie, 128, 34,35,36, 42, 43, 

IMoUy, [44, 45,48,49, 50, 62, 

Polly, J 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 09, 

75, 82, 83, 92, 95, 104, 

105, 113, 118, 119, 120, 

133, 137, 140, 145, 146, 

150, 154, 162, 162, 163, 

155, 16-i, 163,166, 175, 

184, 185, 186, 187, 198, 

202,218,220, 231,237, 

238, 239, 243, 249, 250 



INDEX; DANTORTHS IN PART FIRST. 



449 



Mary, ( 251, 252, 253, 270, 273, 

cont'd \ 281, 290, 293, 302, 303, 

312,314,331,355,361, 

363 

Mary A., 65, 83, 86, 90, 179, 

206, 276, 285, 357 
Jlary Abby, 347 
Mary Adaline, 95, 172, 322 
Mary Agnes, 195 
Mary Alice, 173 
Mary Amanda, 313 
Mary Anaelia, 280 
Mary Ann, 155, 165, 197, 208, 

211, 221, 227, 231, 

241, 296, 297,308, 

350 
Mary Antoinette, 305 
Mary Aurelia, 327 
Mary B., 236, 296 
Mary Bulklev, 186 
Mary Busbnell, 146 
Mary C, 260 
Mary Campbell, 307 
Mary Catherine, 192 
Mary Celina, 287 
Mary Colby, 290 
Mary Cornelia, 236 
Mary Cross, 112, 113 
Mary Donelson, 173 
Mary E., 176, 289, 310, 316,324, 

356 
Mary Elizabeth, 180, 184, 188, 

228, 236, 256 
Mary Edna, 337 
Mary Eliza, 271, 276, 289 
Mary Elizabeth, 278, 303, 318 
Mary Ellen, 202, 278, 279, 280, 

342, 353 
Mary Estella, 271 
Mary Esther, 190 
Mary Etta, 326 
Mary Evangeline, 331, 335 
Mary Fidelia, 273 
Mary Florence, 355 
Mary FVances, 265, 267, 284, 

343 
Mary Gregg, 157 
Mary H., 187, 192, 271 
Mary Henrietta, 268 
Mary Howe, 355 
Marv Jane, 106, 175, 261, 267, 

285, 288, 326 
Mary Janet, 261, 262 
Mary Janvier, 229 
Mary Josephine, 295 
Mary L., 235, 300 
Mary Lemon , 303 
Mary Louisa, 197, 305, 309 
Mary Louise, 338, 353 
Mary (Lydia),220 
Mary M., 268 
Mary Margaret, 301, 351 
Mary Miranda, 253 
Mary Prince, 352 
Mary R., 165 
Mary Richardson, 218 
Mary Sherburne, 82 
Mary Sophia, 181, 317 
Mary Stevens, 325 
Mary Taber, 100 
Mary Taylor, 308 
Mary Taylor Bancroft, 220 
Mary Telva, 276 
Mary Virginia, 187 
Mary Wallace, 242 
Mary Wiley, 188 
Mary Williams, 89, 186, 266 
Matilda, 176, 202, 282 
Matilda L., 297 
Matilda M., 329 
Matilda Mercy, 200 



Matilda Orman, 289 
Maude, 198 
Maude Ethel, 350 
'May, 274, 302 
Maynard Loring, 310 
IMeiiitophel, 23 

iMehitable, 34, 46, 49, 109, 155 
Melinda, 104 
Melinda Amelia, 105 
Melissa, 243, 323, 3:i4 
Melissa Frances, 201 
Melissa Laurentine, 295 
Melissa Paulina, 296 
M. Elmer, 217 
Mercy, 84, 133, 162, 170, 195 
Micajah, 116 
Miles Reuben, 326 
Milo, 361 
Jlliton, 145 

Milton Emery, 20!, 279 
Minerva, 284, 291 
Minerva Hephzibah, 345 
Minerva Shannon, 356 
Minnie, 271, 300 
Minnie A., 266 
Minnie Agnes, 264 
Minnie F., 3(5 
Minnie J., 343 
Minnie Maria, 294, 295 
Minot Harold, 261 
Minot Leonard, 181, 261 
Miranda, 205 
Miriam, 71, 281 
Miriam Richardson, 354 
Molly Maud, 265 
Montgomery Elias, 314, 355 
Moraiiinii, U24 
Moses P., 310 
Myron, 248, 320 

Nahum, 105, 190 
Nahum Elijah, 273, 339 
Nancy, 63, 61, i3, 115, 123, 165, 

221, 224, 244, 284, 290, 

302, 339, 361 
Nancy Ann, 221 
Nancy Anna, 268 
Nancy Bo wen, 221 
Nancy Craigie, 242 
Nancy Elizabeth, 329 
Nancy H., 316 
Nancy Maria, 204 
Nancy Marshall, 111 
Nancy Sophia, 310 
Nancy Wilbur, 329 
Nancy Wood, 85 
Nason,213, 291 
Nathan Brown, 191,275 
Nathaniel, 42, 52, 88, 89 
Nathaniel Bancroft, 226, 308 
Nathaniel Seaver, 172 
Nellie, ) ,,„ 
Nelly, i ^■^•' 
Nellie Amanda, 341 
Nellie Elizabeth, 358 
Nellie M., 358 
Nellie May, 354 
Nelson, 234, 313 
Nicholas, 1,2,3,4,5,6,18,23, 
27, 28, 32, 37, 46, 47, 
78, 83, 162, 249, 269 
Nicholas Delaplaiue, 187, 268 
Nina, 335 
Nina Pearl, 347 
Norman, 296 
Norman Leroy, 354 

Oaklev, 274 
Oct a, 159, 244 
Ola Henry, 299, 349 
Olive, 2, 3 



Olive G., 246 

Oliver, 42, 51, 54, 123, 155, 101, 

249 
Oliver Cromwell, 53, 89, 183 
Oliver Lincoln, 90 
Olivia, 222 
Oramel, 210, 290 
Orianua, 325 
Orilla Haines, 112 
Orissa Ellen, 228 
Orpha. ( 70, 134, 153, 156, 226 
"Orra," j 
Orrin Addison, 297 
Otis Stanley, 283, 343 
Ozias, 54, 90, 183 

Pamela, 80 
Parmelia, 101 
Pamelia W., 165 
Parthenia Priscilla, 298 
Paul, 2, 3 

Paulina (Polly), 144, 204, 205, 
217,234, 317 
Pauline Enearl, 299 
Peachy, 340 
Percy, 252 
Percy Ray, 358 
Permelia, 100, 109 
Periiiela, 24s 

Permelia Hephsibeth, 327 
Persis, 69, 169, 299 
Persis Baker, 169 
Peter, 65, 117, 118 
Peter Hunkius, 217 
Peter Swart, 225, 307 
Phebe, 72, 111, 158, 159, 196, 

248, 321, 354 
Phebe Ann, 294 
Phebe Ebouett, 327 
Phebe Maria, 143 
Phebe W., 308 
Philander Gordon, 297, 348 
Philena. 281 
Philossa Marie. 199 
Philura, 105, 190 
Phineas Alpheus, 213, 291 
Phiueas Aranthus, 291, 345 
Pierre Whitaker, 351 
Polly, 244 
Polly D., 215 
Polly Roberta, 347 
Porter, 220 
Priscilla, 89, 166 
Priscilla Loomis, 250 
Priscilla P., 334 
Prudence M., 337 

Quincy A., 254, 328 

Rachel, 35, 36, ,38, 39, 75, 218, 
313, 323 

Rachel A., 316 

Rachel Cunimings, 218, 298 

Rachel Hobart, 303 

Ralph Burton, 322, 300 

Ralph Emerson, 270, 337 

Ralph Kellar, .{49 

Raymond Edwin, .359 

Raymond llewes, 352 

Kay Riner, 347 

Rebecca, ^7, 43, 44, 45, 63, 65, 
66, 75, 116, 128, 149, 
155, 101,162,190,195, 
239, 327 

Rebecca Anna, 290 

Rebecca B., 173 

Rebecca Heath, 187 

Rebecca Southworth, 173 

Keginald Standish, 207 

Reuben, ICO, 218 

Reynold, 2, 3 



450 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 



Rhoda, 50. 51, 65, 66, 122, 168, 

173, 303 
Rhoda Ann, 175 
Rhoda Elizabeth, 262 
Rhoda Lucretia, 303 
Richard, 2, 3, 314 
Richard Eugt>ne, 272 
Richard Hubbard, 1S9, 272 
Richard Otis, 343 
Richard Sears, 110, 111, 192 
Richmond, 51, 204 
Riede R., 254 
Roa (Rosa?), 281 
Robert, 2, 3, 117,212 
Robert Alonzo, 215, 292 
Robert Ambrose, 264 
Robert Earl, 364 
Robert H., 199,279 
Robert M., 323 
Robert Southgate, 257, 332, 

333 
Robert Thomas, 278 
Roderick Foster, 235, 314, 356 
Romelie, 339 
Rosalie Aurelie, 292 
Roxauna, 244, 280 
Royal William, 88, 180 
Rufus, 68, 133, 134, 151, 241 
Rufus Edmund, 241, 321 
Ruth, 122, 145, 231, 239 
Ruth Elizabeth, 355 
Ruth Peabody, 243 



Sally, 53, 62, 78, 81, 83, 8 
90, 100, 124, 133, 
166, 264, 264 

Sally Richmond, 51 

Salome, 140, 141 

Salome Abigail, 141 

Samantha, 291 

Samuel, 1, 5, 12, 19, 21, 23 
25, 26, 27, 28, 32 
34, 35, 37, 38, 40 
42, 43, 44, 46, 47 
49, fi4, 57, 61, 6' 
66, 68, 78, 79, 80 
82, 86, 90, 104, 
109,113, 117, 119, 
145, 158, 160, 162, 
165, 170, 190, 217, 



,89, 
136, 



.24, 
33, 
41, 
48, 
65, 
, 81, 
105, 
133, 
164, 
262, 



Samuel Adams, 141, 229 

Samuel Blackstone, 267 

Samuel C, 196, 277 

Samuel Chapman, 228 

Samuel Draper, 216 

Samuel Langmaide, 277 

Samuel Parkman, 169, 255, 
331 

Samuel Silas, 281, 342 

Samuel Salem, 342 

Sarah, 19, 25, 26, 28, 29, 34, 35, 
38,41,42,43,44,47, 54, 
56, 58, 59, 62, 63, 66, 67, 
69, 76, 78, 83, 90, 91, 97, 
100, 105, 113, 116, 117, 
119, 120, 123, 141, 150, 
152, 153, 154, 160, 198, 
206, 207, 208, 218, 221, 
224, 237, 241, 244, 252, 
255, 256, 259, 274, 281, 
311,327,354 

Sarah A., 311 

Sarah Abigail, 241 

Sarah Adelaide, 212 

Sarah Adnah, 300 

Sarah Angeline, 359 

Sarah Ann, 190, 231, 239, 240, 
249, 297, 360 

Sarah B., 323 

Sarah Catherine, 303 



Sarah D., 254 
Sarah Donellv, 306 
Sarah E., 196^ 197 
Sarah Elizabeth, 136, 183, 219, 
227, 259, 262 
Sarah Ellen, 308 
Sarah Emma, 192 
Sarah Esther. 330 
Sarah Farwell, 299 
Sarah Frances, 181, 358 
Sarah Grafiam, 288 
Sarah H., 334 
Sarah Hawkes, 307 
Sarah Hodges. 112 
Sarah Jane, 192, 274, 325 
Sarah Joanna, 319 
Sarah Josephine, 244 
Sarah Kins, 187 
Sarah L., 176, 342 
Sarah Lucretia, 303 
Sarah M., 234, 280 
Sarah Maria, 95, 285, 363 
Sarah Marsh, 211 
Sarah Phebe, 160 
Sarah Pollard, 154 
Sarah Thompson, 298 
Seth, 66 
Seymour, 257 
Sherburn, 48 
Sherman Edward, 358 
Sibyl, 54, 63, 92 
Sidney M., 305 
Sila Elizabeth, 350 
Silas, 114, 199 
Silas Cutler, 322 
Silas Holyoke, 293 
Silas Lorenzo, 200, 279 
Silence, 41 

Silliman Campbell, 163 
Simeon, 153, 242 

Simeon Cummings, 150, 240, 
241, 320 
Simeon Guy, 320 

Simon, 162. 249 

Solomon, 75, 150, 237, 239, 240, 
319 

Solon, 169 

Sophia, 86, 87, 105, 115, 152, 
202, 205, 217, 223 

Sophia Barnes, 91 

Sophia Nichols, 239 

Sophronia, 152, 199, 215, 237, 
256 

Sophronia Child, 240 

Sophronia Fickett, 288 

Sophronia H., 319 

Spencer Cuyler, 187 

Stanley Faber, 205, 284, 343 

Stanley Porter, 353 

Stearns, 114, 199 

Stella, 145 

Stella Adeline, 264 

Stephen Atwood, 228, 310 

Stephen Brown, 22S, 311 

Stephen E., 319 

Stephen I-yman, 310 

Stephen Otis, 310 

Stillman, 140 

Stillman Akers, 228, 310 

Stoughton, 32, 34 

Stuart Taylor, 337 

Susan, 62, 113, 149, 161, 166, 
211, 237, 254, 309, 344 

Susan A., 278 

Susan Adnah, 300 

Susan Amaranth, 276 

Susan Amerilla, 199, 200 

Susan Ann, 180 

Susan Crosby, 209 

Susan Elizabeth, .353 

Susan Frances, 319 



Susan J., 195 

Susan Keith, 181 

Susan L., 254 

Susan M., 187 

Susan Robbins, 267 

Susan Ursula, 296 

Susan Williams, 182, 263 

Susannah, 57, 58, 79, 105, 164, 

165, 245 
Susannah Moore, 245 
Susannah White, 80 
Susette Bertha, 338 
Sylvanus, 140 
Sylvanus Mann, 190, 274 
Sylvester, 88, 208, 253, 327 
Sylvester Armstrong, 94, 185 
Sylvia, 326 

Tabitha, 46, 77, 158 

Thacher 0., 246 

Thaddeus, 243 

Theodore Thomas, 304, 349 

Therina Maria, 346 

Thirza, 89 

Thomas, 2, 3, 4, 5, 11, 18, 19, 
21, 23,25,26,27,28, 
32, 33, 35, 36, 37, 38, 
40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 46, 
48,49,56,58, 62,63, 
67, 82, 83, 84, 95, 99, 
105, 113, 114, 122, 
124, 165, 173, 197, 
220, 221, 300, 303, 304 

Thomas Clayton, 258 

Thomas Corwin, 297, 348 

Thomas Cyrus, 301 

Thomas Davis, 114 

Thomas Dwight, 348 

Tliomas Fullager, 349 

Thomas Henry, 197, 277 

Thomas Higby, 303 

Thomas Lawrence, 267 

Thomas Leffler, 301 

Thomas Marshall, 106, 114 

Thomas Metcalf, 252 

Thomas Paine, 134, 223, 306 

Thomas Richey, 283 

Thomas Shepard, 174, 260 

Thomas Snyder, 266 

Timothy, 45, 63, 74, 76, 116, 
148, 149, 237 

Timothy Nelson, 264 

Timothy S., 237, 314 

Tryphena, 113, 155 

Tyler, 145 

Ulysses Grant, 274 

Van Ness, 225 

Van Ness George, 306, 350 

Vespasian, 240, 320 

Vesta, 215 

Vinnie, 332 

Virgil Clyde, 261 

Virginia, 252 

Voluia, 303 

Volney, 224, .306 

Walter, 237, 245, 325 
AValter B., 246 
Walter Brown, 320 
AValter Clyde, 347 
Walter Glenn, H62 
Walter Kendall, 322, 359 
Walter Raleigh, 64, 90, 91, 
183, 263, 264 
Walter Williams, 186, 266, 267 
Warren, 166, 252, 2.54, 296, 327 
Warren Henry, 192, 276 
Willard, 149 
Willard Daniel, 217, 295 



INDEX; DANTORTHS IN PART FIRST. 



451 



Willard Freeman, 290 

Willard Johnson, 306, 350 

Willetta Elizabeth, 348 

William, 2, 3, 45, 47, 52, 54, 57, 
74, 75, 80, 81, 89, 90, 
104, 135, 144, 145, 152, 
153, 154, 155, 157, 166, 
186,188, 196,230, 234, 
243,253.254,310,312, 
323, 328, 353 

William Alonzo, 242 

WUIiam Appleton, 191, 275, 
278 

William B., 253, 327 

William Bibby, 329 

William Brackett, 263 

William Brewer, 243 



William 
William 
William 
William 
William 
William 
William 
William 
William 
William 

William 

William 
William 
William 
William 



Burke, 256 
Carter, 91 
C. Bouck, 306 
Chester, 261 
Clark, 330 
Cullen, 169, 255, 329 
E., 216, 313 
Edgar, 272, 338 
Faber, 283, 343 
H., 114, 197, 198, 256, 

331 
Henry, 1S4, 212, 260, 

264, 326 
Huntington, 198 
Keyes, 234 
Leslie, 354. 364 
Mortimer, 197, 278 



William Nevins, 2.37, 315 
William Noble, 312 
William K., 165 
William Heed, 219, 299 
William Savage, 207 
William Seaver, 172, 2.')9 
William Simeon, 322, 359 
William Vaans, 327, 361 
William Wallace, 322, 360 
William Woodward, 74, 147 
Willis Herbert, 265 
Williston,221, 304 

Zadoc, 67 
Zeruiali, 261 
Zilpah, 94 



DANFORTHS IN PART SECOND. 



Abiah, 376, 380 

Abbie, 398 

Abbie J., 402 

Abby Viola, 410 

Abigail, 374, 376, 387, 393, 397 

Abner, 371, 377 

Abner S., 387, 391 

Abra, 403 

Addie, 401 

Addison, 384 

Alanson, 377 

Alanson F., 398 

Albert, 391,402 

Albert Hacker, 414 

Albert J., 415 

Albert Joseph, 410 

Albert Judson, 415 

Albert Kimball, 408 

Albert Whitney, 406, 414 

Alexander M., 385 

Alice, 407, 413 

Alma E., 410 

Almira Josephine, 389 

Amanda, 409 

Amos, 389 

Amos Gould, 380 

Anna, Ann, 371, 374, 380, 381 

Anna Richmond, 413 

Ann Brown, 385 

Anna M., 404 

Anna Talbot, 411 

Anne E., 398 

Annie, 410 

Annie D., 387 

Antoinette, 416 

Arthur, 403 

AsahelH., 408 

Asahel Hutchins, 396 

Aurelia C, 405 

Aurelia Jane, 405 

Avery, 411 

Ball, 413 
Barker, 399, 412 
Bemis, 413 
Benjamin C., 408 
Beruice, 392 
Bertha, 414 
Bethiah, 371, 372 
Bethya, 374 
Betsey, 383, 386, 390 
Betsey C, 393 
Betsey Chase, 385 
Betty, 388 
Burleigh M., 399 

Calister (or Celeste), Susan, 

405 
Calvin Bosworth, 397, 410 
Caroline L., 404 
Celeste S., 393 
Charles, 398, 400, 413 



Charles A., 398 
Charles Augustus, 407 
Charles E., 400 
Charles Eugene, 395 
Charles Francis, 406, 407 
Charles Henry, 405 
Charles M., 408, 414 
Charles Spauldiug, 392 
Charles Stevens, 410 
Charles W., 398 
Charles W. D., 394 
Charlotte G., 410 
Charlotte S., 39-! 
Chloe Bradley, 413 
Clara A., 398 
Clarence Burnham, 413 
Clarence E., 401 
Cornelia, 398 
Cornelia B., 406 

Daniel, 376, 386 
Daniel W., 409 
David, 371, 376, 385, 388, 396, 

409 
De Laskie, 395 
Deborah, 376, 389 
Dexter W., 387, 397, 409 
Dorcas, 370, 374, 385, 387 
Dorothea, 387 
Dorothy (Dolly), 383, 405 

Ebenezer, 376, 383, 385, 396 

Ebenezer T., 409 

Eber, 397 

Edmund, 379, 392, 404 

Edmund Burke, 405 

Edmund E.,401 

Edmund G., 403 

Edna Nathalie, 405 

Eduah, 393 

Ednah Elizabeth, 405 

Edward Everett, 403 

Edward Francis, 394, 407 

Edward S., 399 

Edwin H., 401 

Elba Bosworth, 410 

Elbridge C, 387 

Eleanor, 398 

Eliphalet, 371, 372, 377, 388, 
389, 400 

Eliza, 382, 3s3, 390, 398, 410 

Eliza A., 388, 398 

Eliza Ann, 384 

Eliza Hovey, 400 

Eliza J., 394 

Eliza L.,397 

EUzabeth, 370, 373, 374, 381, 
384, 387, 388, 398, 
399,407,412 

Elizabeth A., 384 

Elizabeth Ann, 412 

Elizabeth M., 394 



Elizabeth S., 389 

Elkanah,374, 381 

Ella, 398 

Ella May, 414 

Ellen, 409 

Elmer Louis, 405 

Elmer Oscar, 410 

Elvira, 397 

Emeline Lock, 401 

Emery E., 399 

Emily, 389 

Emily Jane, 402 

Emma, 395, 398, 399 

Emma Lucinda, 402 

Emma Louise, 403 

Emma Maria, 403 

Emma N., 414 

Enoch, 371,375, 376, 377, 379, 

381, 384, 387, 390, 392, 

394, 403 
Enoch E., 405 
Enoch J., 387, 398 
Ensign, 377, 387, 398 
Ernest Wilbur, 410 
Ervin W., 398 
Esther E.,406 
Esther Koddily, 405 
Ethel May, 404 
Etta, 392 
Eva Maud, 405 
Eudora F., 415 
Eugene, 409 

Eunice, 374, 375, 386, 409 
Eunice Helen, 408 
Ezekiel, 375, 382, 389 

Fanny, 396, 397 
Felicia Hovey, 400 
Fitz Albert, 402 
Flora Louisa, 408 
Florence, 416 
Florence Evelyn, 408 
Florence Ward, 416 
Frances A. E., 415 
Frances G., 413 
Frances Louise, 404 
Francis, 370, 371, 377 
Francis Carruth, 417 
Francis Edward, 407 
Francis Partridge, 414 
Francisco L., 401, 414 
Frank E., 399 
Frank P., 398 
Franklin Lorestin, 409 
Fred L., 399 
Friend, 380 

George, 398, 413 
George C, 409, 412 
George E., 398 
George Edwin, 406, 407 
George Frederick, 394, 407 



INDEX; DANFOETHS IN PART SECOND. 



453 



George Henry, 395, 405, 408 
George Lewis, 41G 
George Nicholas, ■J03 
George Plumer, 3S»3 
George Stanley, 405 
George Stillman, 409 
George .Sullivan, 392, 403 
Georgianna D., 415 
Gregory, 3s4 
Grace, 407 
Grace Darling, 415 
Guleika L., 414 
Gustavus, 409 

Haman, 392 

Hamah, 3(58, 387, 388, 390, 401 

Harriet, 397, 407 

Harriet Augusta, 392 

Harrison, 391, 401 

Harry A., 404, 414 

Harry Willis, 395 

Hattie, 414 

Helen S., 400 

Henry, 375, 382, 383, 404, 412 

Henry Putney, 402 

Henry W., 398, 408 

Henry Whittier, 383, 394 

Hephzibah, 383 

Hial, 391, 400 

Hiram Branch, 393 

Horace Harper, 405 

Horace H., 393 

Ida B., 415 

Isanna, 399 
Isaac, 371, 387 
Isaac H., 387, 398, 410 

J. Milo, 397 

James, 385, 411 

James Albert, 394 

James B., 411 

James Barker, 40O, 412, 413, 

415 
James F., 414 
James I., 388 

Jane, 374, 375, 382, 383, 412 
Jane C., 387 
Jane Fairweather, 406 
Jarvis S., 383 
Jedidiah, 373, 379, 392, 405 
Jemima, 389 
Jennie, 398 
Jennie Adele, 405 
Jennie E., 413 
Jennie Kimball, 407 
Jennie May, 408 
Jeremiah, 375 
Jessie, 410 
Joanna, 409 
Joel Gray, 410 
Joels. H., 408 
John, 309, 370, 374, 379, 383, 

392, 397, 398, 400 
John Andrew, 408 
John Blaisdell, 392, 405 
John C, 384 
John Forrest, 405 
John Henry, 406, 407 
John Henshaw, 416 
John Kimball, 394, 406 
John L.,412 
John O., 412 
John Putney, 391,401 
Jonathan, 369, 370, 371, 375, 

376, 383 
Jonathan S., 379 
Joseph, 369, 370, 371, 372, 373, 

374, 380, 388, 393, 394, 

398, 399, 411 
Joseph Alexis, 412 



Joseph Augustus, 406 
Joseph C, 385 
Joseph Horace, 407 
Joseph K., 400 
Joseph L^wis, 412, 415 
Josephine B., 393 
Josephine Lewis, 416 
Joshua, 376, 3.S4 
Joshua Jewett, 393, 406 
Judith, 389, 391 
Julia, 387 

Laura, 395 
Lavina Corinne, 408 
Lavinia, 391 
Lawrence, 414 
Leander, 408 
Leontine, 409 
Letitia, 412 
Leora N., 413 
Liola, 410 
Lizzie Fidelia, 408 
Lizzie G., 395 
Lois, 374, 375 
Lorinda, 396 
Lovina A., 401 
Louisa, 396 
Louisa M., 407 
Lucia, 403 
Lucinda, 388, 409 
Lucius Nichols, 402 
Lucretia, 414 
Lucy, 389, 398, 410 
Lucy Elizabeth, 411 
Lucy M., 410 
Lucy R., 406 
Lucy Shaw, 411 
Lulu Fay, 414 
Lydia, 374, 379 
Lydia A., 403 
Lydia T., 396 

Mabel Corinne, 415 

Mabel Elizabeth, 404 

Mabel May, 415 

Mamie Bell, 414 

Marcia Ann, 408 

Jlargaret, 3s7, 388. 397 

Margaret A., 410 

Maiian Elena, 404 

Marian Louisa, 404 

Marie Antoinette, 416 

Martha, 381, 383, 401, 402 

Martha A., 415 

Martha J., 407 

Martha S., 409 

Mary, 369, 370, 373, 374, 375, 
376, 378, 379, 380, 381, 
383, 385, 386, 387, 391, 
394-7, 404, 412 

Mary A. L., 412 

Mary Ann, 397,402, 412 

Mary C, 406 

Mary E., 388 

Mary Elizabeth, 402, 407 

Mary Frances, 409 

Mary Jane, 406 

Mary L., 398 

Mary Morrill, 403 

Mary O., 409 

Mary P., 393 

Mary S., 400, 412, 413 

Mary Shepherd, 413 

Matilda H., 415 

May Aphra, 413 

Mehitabel, 373, 382, 383, 392 

Melinda, 408 

Melissa Jane, 403 

Mercy, 374, 380 

Milo M., 397 

Milton Colt, 400, 413 



Milton Hial, 413 
Minerva, 389 
Molly, ;J89 
Mortimer VV., 401 
Moses, 370, 373, 375, 377, 382, 
386 

Nancy, 374, 382 
Nancy Ann, 395, 403 
Nancy Elizabeth, 402 
Nannie S. C, 416 
Nathan, 379, 393 
Nathan George, 392, 405 
Nathaniel, 370, 376, 378 
Nellie, 398, 401 
Nellie Agnes, 407 
Nellie M., 309 
Nelson, 398 
Nicholas, 369 
Nina Kay, 413 
Noah, 376. 383 
Norris, 397 

Octavia, .387 

Olive, 379 

Oliver, 370, 374, .376, 381 

Onez Lillian, 405 

Orehard C, 397 

Orpha: 391 

Orrin, 387, 397, 403, 409 

Patty, 388 
Paul, 375, 376 
Permelia, 383 
Peter, 379 
Phebe, .394 

Phinehas, .382, 400, 412 
Polly, 379, 380, .391 
Prentice Shattuck, 392, 406 

Rachel, .388, .392 

Rachel Corser, .392 

Rebecca, 370, 380, 383, 387, 394 

Rebecca A., .394 

Rebecca B., .393 

Rebecea F., 413 

Rebecca Fisk, 405 

Reuben Clough, 392, 404 

Rhoda, 392, 397 

Rhoda Rosetta, 392 

Richard, 369, 370 

Rix, 380, 393 

Robert Willis, 395 

Rosanna E., 402 

Roy H., 401 

Ruth, 374, 379, 383 

Ruth Augusta, 405 

Sabrina, 390 

Sallie Ward, 417 

Sally, 376, 3S9 

Salome L.,412 

Samuel, 370, 373, 374, 377, 380, 

3»7, 388, 393, 398 
Samuel George, 408, 415 
Samuel Gray, 394, 407 
Sarah, 368, 369, 370, 372, 376, 

379, 387, 393, 400, 406, 

412 
Sarah A., 401 
Sarah Ann, 401 
Sarah Burnham, 400 
Sarah F., 388, 393 
Sarah Francis, 405 
Sarah Helen, 406 
Sarah Rix, 3tf2 
Silas, .385, 388, 397 
Simeon, .378, 385, .389, 397, 400 
Simeon Plumer, .393 
Sophia, 400, 405, 411 
Sophia C, 393 



454 



DANFORTH GENEALOGY. 



St. Albans, 408 
Standiford, 416 
Stephen, 872,376, 377, 388, 389, 

399,400,410 
Susan, 373, 375, 382, 384, 387, 

397, 403, 406 
Susan B., 383 
Susan Ellen, 406 
Susan, S., 401 
Susannah, 384 
Sylvanus, Silvanus, 393 
Sylvanus E., 405 
Sylvester P., 393, 405 



Sylvia, 385 

Tamson (Thomasine), 391 

Thankful, 386 

Theodora E., 401 

Thirza, 386 

Thomas, 369, 370, 371, 373, 375, 

378 
Thomas F.,409 
Thomas J., 409 
Thomas K., 411 
Thomas L., 385 
Timothy Collins, 393 



Vinton W., 398 

Wilber, 399 

William, 365, 367, 368, 369, 370, 

373,379,387,391,400, 

402, 403 
William Eugene, 404 
William Francis, 412 
William Henry, 394, 408 
William Herbert, 417 
William Parker, 399 
WUlis, 380, 384, 395 
WinnifredE.,405 



OTHER NAMES AND PLACES. 



Abbot, 28, 44, 51, ~8, 124, 152, 
169, 215, 322, 407, 412 

Abby, 70 

Acton, 244, 421 

Adams, 74, 85, 92, 155, 190, 
203, 209, 334, 357, 397 

Adams Basin, 291 

Adrian , 175 

Adrianople, 156 

Agard, 93 

Aiken, 106, 107, 167, 296 

Ainsworth, 341 

Akron, 95, 401, 414 

Albany, 163, 216, 222, 223, 225, 
2o6, 305, 350 

Albee, 376, 385 

Albon, 204 

Alburg, 204 

Alcock, 162 

Alden, 57 

Aldrich, 189 

Alexander, 341 

Alexandria, 192, 229, 334 

Alleghany City, 180 

Allen, 34, 35, 37, 57, 75,89, 91, 
92, 117, 145, 214, 292, 
368 

Almy, 273 

Alrede, 433 

Asheflld, 433 

Alstead, 207 

Altoft, 292 

Alton, 239, 241 

Amboy, 168 

Amery, 291 

Ames, 174 

Amesbury, 151 

Amesbury, New, 378 

Amberst, 149, 150, 164, 155, 
237, 240, 244, 315, 
316, 318. 319, 320, 
356, 358, 359 

Amity, 424 

Ammerman, 188 

Ammidon, 94 

Amsterdam, 134 

Anada, 93 

Anderson, 242 

Anderson ville, 309 

Andover, 37, 68, 77, 99, 120, 
139, 243, 322, 360, 
378, 383, 423, 426 

Andover (West), 116 

Andrews, 36, 50, 58, 86, 167, 
180,267, 315 

Angola, 191 

Ann Arbor, 333 

Ann Harbor, 236 

Angus, 201 

Anson, 397 



Antrim, 239, 291, 317 

Appleyarde, 3 

Arlington, 415 

Argvle, 268 

Armstrong, 55, 56, 190, 196, 

248 
Arundel, 371, 376 
Ash, 383 

Ashburnham, 150, 159, 241 
Ashford, 101 
Ashton, 180 
Askam, 301 
Assam, 191 
Atherton,324 

Athens, 176, 179, 223, 274, 339 
Athol, 50, 51,86, 177 
Atkinson, 240, 318, 320 
Atlantic, 301 
Attleboro, 53, 72, 73, 181 
Atwell, 215 

Atwood, 100, 227, 308, 425, 430 
Au Sable Forks, 325 
Auble, 264 

Auburn, 137, 138, 337 
Auburndale, 229, 230 
Augusta, 162, 186, 249 
Aurora, 121, 125, 174, 201, 340 
Austin, 20{», 293 
Averill, 166, 266 
Avery, 216, 251 
Avon, 247 
Avoyelles, 141 
Ayer, 362 
Azeredo, 121 

Babbit, 61 

Babcock, 97, 252, 361 

Babyngham, 2 

Bacon, 2, UG, 137,311,340 

Bachilor, Bacheller, Batchel- 

der, 121, 133, 315, 413 
Badger Hill, 253 
Bailey, 124, 168, 176, 280, 296, 

406, 426 
Bainbridge, 351 
Baird, 274 

Baker. 49, 51, 73, 88, 124, 125, 
169, 241, 247,248,258, 
265, 304 
Ball, 51,86, 127, 156,331 
Balding, 211 
BaldwiD,74, 88, 267, 421 
Ballard, 9, 46, 77, 120, 234 
Ballville, 127 
Bally (or Baily), 202 
Balston, 161, 163, 164, 249, 352 
Baltimore, 355 
Bancroft, 51, 135, 255, 297 
Bangor, 128, 284, 342, 344 
Bangs, 258 



Banfield, 430 

Banks, 423 

Banting, 188 

Barker, .399 

Barnard, .39, 169—171,237,254 

-7, 328, .329, .331 
Barnes, 87, 88, 99, 176, 293, 330, 

338, .389 
Barnet, 202 
Barney, .35, .36, 51, 207 
Baraboo, 184 
Barr, 423 
Barre, 165, 169 
Barret, 276 
Barrlngton, 124 
Barron, 29, 252 
Barrows, 123 
Barry, 174 
Bartlett, 83, 151 
Barton, 72, 104, 2.39, 318, 349 
Barton Landing, 429 
Bascom, 221 
Bass, 57 
Bassanett, 162 
Bassett, 118 
Batavia, 346 

Batchelder, see Bacliiler, 
Bates, 88, 113, 136. .323 
Bath, 198, 246, 247, 388, 390, 

398 
Baton Rouge, 143 
Battle Creek, 104 
Baxter, 236, 284 
Battle Creek, 86 
Bav Citv, 280, .364 
Beach, 106 
Beal, 137 
Beals, 306 
Bean, 199, :<79 
Beamon, Beamont, 5, 11, 12 
Beard, 412 
Beaver City, 362 
Beccles, 432 
Becker, 224, 225 
Bedell, 138, 184 
Bedford, 43, 44, 45, 74, 153, 

154, 343, 412 
Bee, 356 
Beebe, 98 
Belcher, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 19, 

57, 428 
Belchertown, 9, 79 
Belden, 185, 397 
Belding, 306 
Bell, 390 
Bell Plaine, 164 
Belleville, 89, 2.32 
Bellows Kails, 246, 256, 323 
Beman, 414 
Bemis, 118 



456 



DANFOETH GENEALOGY. 



Benicia, 322 

Benjamin, 105 

Bennett, 140, IfiS, 392 

Bennington, 55, 77, 88, 94, 143, 
1M4, 1S5, -^47, 250, 
251 

Benson, 263, 288,293 

Bent, 34 

Benton Harbor, 274, 339 

Beresford, 191 

Bergen, ls8, 274, 314 

Berkshire, 166, 168, 217, 253, 
254 

Bernard, 10 

Berry, 90, 387, 434 

Bethel, 163 

Bethlehem, 270 

Beverly, 7, 395, 408 

Bibby, 329 

Bickford, 214, 292 

Bicknell, 317 

Big Kapids, 265 

Bigelow, 11, 88, 162 

Bignell, 290 

Billerica, 27, 28, 37, 38, 42-7, 
62-8, 70, 74-80, 113, 
114, l!6-9, 121-3, 
133, 147-152, 154, 
155, 191, 169, 199, 
208, 209, 212. 229, 
279, 288, 289, 290 

Billings, 48, 71, 72 

Binghamton, 98, 224 

Bird, 107 

Birge, 98 

Birmingham, 103 

Bishop, 250, 268, 336 

Bishopp, 194 

Bixby, 234 

Black, 351,343, 367 

Black Brook, 289 

Black Point, 20 

Blackmer, 62 

Blackstone, 30, 266, 398 

Blair, 105 

Blaisdell, 341, 380 

Blake, 20, 31, 32, 51, 345 

Blanchard, 64, 136, 138, 237, 
290 

Blaney, 226 

Bliborowe, 3 

Bligh, 163 

Bliss, 118, 220, 390 

Block, 198 

Blodgett, 119, 138, 151, 203 

Blood, 86, 199, 244 

Bloorafield, VV.,247 

Bloomington, 125, 194, 254 

Blower, Blowers, 6, 7 

Bluehill, 240, 319 

Boardman, 56, 57, 99, 102 

Bohow, 19 

BoUes, 112 

Bolton, 92, 168,159,203,245, 
324, 3-!6, 391 

Bombay, 204, 283, 342, 343 

Bond, 69 

Boone, 327 

Boothbay, 334 

Borden, 37 

Borst, 306 

Boscawen, 373, 375, 379, 380, 
381, 3S9, 390,391, 
392, 393, 400, 401, 
402, 403, 406,422, 
426 

Boston, 11, 12, 21, 22, 25, 33-6, 
38-41, 48, 49, 69, 88, 
90, 101, 107-9, 112, 
122, 123, 126, 127, 138, 



Boston, 151, 159, 173-5, 182, 
cont'd 197, 198, 208, 218, 228, 
2J9, 238, 243, 244, 257, 
259, 261-3, 277, 277-9, 
283-8, 299, 311, 312, 
317,318,320,332,334, 
341,358, 360,383,384, 
394, 400, 406-9, 411, 
412, 415, 421, 424, 426, 
427 

Boston, Eng., 19 

Bostwick, 221 

Bosworth, 265, 397 

Bott, 98 

Bouck, 306, 307 

Boughton, 273 

Boutelle, 210. 240, 241, 261, 
319 

Boutwell, 75 

Bow, 377, 422 

Bowditch, 146 

Bowdoin, 388 

Bowdoinham, 346, 387 

Bo we, 278 

Bowen, 221, 361 

Bowers, 39, 46, 82, 115, 151, 202 

Bowling Green, 340 

Bowman, 10, 30, 207 

Boxboro, 106, 163 

Boxford, 6 

Boyce, 118 

Boyes, 12 

Boylston, 122 

Brabrook, 85, 86 

Brackett, 133, 263, 422 

Bradish, 36 

Bradford, 6, 109, 207, 248, 281, 
288, 291, 367, 371, 
372, 377, 388, 394, 
399, 400 

Bradley, 233 

Bradshaw, 326 

Bradstreet, 7, 79, 227 

Brainard, 287 

Braintree, 321 

Brandeston, 433 

Brandon, 22, 266 

Branford, 186, 266, 267 

Bran tford, 259 

Brasher, 204 

Bray, 44 

Breed, 135 

Breithaupt, 253 

Bremmer, 204 

Brewer, 124, 125, 188, 265, 310 

Brewster, 323 

Bridge, 5, 9, 10, 11, 20, 21, 45, 
122 

Bridgeport, 189 

Bridges, 163, 250, 367 

Bridgewater, 36, 52, 83, 95 

Bridgewater, W., 159 

Briggs, 50, 51, 90, 325, 331 

Brigham, 206 

Brightman, 171 

Brighton, 233,324 

Brlmfield, 323 

Bristol, 54, 98, 99, 109, 110, 116, 
123, 124, 141, 191, 192, 
275, 379 

Brockport, 118, 395 

Brockton, 261, 244,343 

Brockville, 326 

Bredeson, 289 

B rod well, 204, 205 

Bromfleld, 25, 26 

Bromley, 253 

Bronson, 166, 191, 213, 215, 
266, 257 

Brookes, 340 



Brookfield, 95, 96, 124, 126, 
127, 134, 165, 186, 
222, 223 

Brookings, 214 

Brookline, 121, 152, 270, 402, 
406, 407 

Brooklyn, 100, 149, 188, 203, 
238, 266, 269 

Brooks, 22, 74, 157, 173, 183, 
207 

Brown, 11, 29, 43, 63, 75, 114, 
116, 137, 146, 164, 166, 
203,247, 248,296,301, 
309,320, 354, 358,373, 
374, 380, 387, 405 

Brownell, 162, 261 

Browning, 162, 163 

Bruce Corners, 327 

Brunswick, 49, 376, 377,384, 
386, 398, 410, 427 

Brush, 127,231 

Bryan, 179, 332 

Bryant, 77, 206, 308 

Buck, 216, 250 

Buck Hollow, 293, 347 

Buckfleld, 228 

Buckley, 380 

Bucklln, 110 

Bucksport, 112 

Buffalo, 96, 166, 189, 236, 258, 
272, 273, 275, 287, 303, 
338, 340, 345 

Bull, 318 

Bui lard, 144 

Bullett, 293 

Bullock, 101, 190 

Bulkley, 19, 186 

Bundy, 391 

Burbank, 184,301,377 

Burdeen, 383 

Burdett, 308 

Burdick, 56, 177, 216, 234 

Burgess, 152 

Burke, 68 

Burley, 209 

Burke, 255 

Burliugame, 10, 94, 95 

Burlington, 9, 10, 312, 321, 
383 

Burnham, 123, 298, 301 

Burns, 110,415,204 

Burr, 58 

Burrill,90,310,430 

Burroughs, 1 

Burs, 90 

Burt, 147 

Burton, 276 

Bush, 229, 252 

Bushnell, 146 

Bussell, 371,375 

Buss, 89 

Bussey, 149 

Busti, 303, 304 

Buswell, 116 

Butler, 92, 186,258 

Butterfield, 67 

Butterwortli, 333 

Byiield, 367, 370, 371, 374, 375, 
377, 378, 380, 381, 383, 
388, 389 

Byington, 97 

Byron, 16ti, 328, 362 

Cady, 88, 224 
Cadwell, 95 
Caesarea, 156 
Gaboon, 208 
Cairo, 210 
Calais, 170, 258, 279 
Caldwell, 101, 301, 318 



INDEX; OTHER NAMES AND PLACES. 



457 



Cambridge, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 
12, 18, 19, 21, 23, 
27, 36, 40,41,43, 
48, 60, 71, 72, 78, 
110, 120, 122, 125, 
137, 166, 181, 198, 
234, 245, 249, 279, 
285, 287, 288, 320, 
321, 369, 423, 424, 
429, 430 
Camden, 156,284 
Cameron, 345 
Camp, 97, 189 
Campbell, 162, 202 
Campbelltown, 295 
Campbellsport, 1S4 
Campton, 376 
Cana<tota, 250 
Candia, 201 

Canterbury, 370, 371, 373, 374, 
375, 378, 379, 380, 
381, 382, 383, 389, 
400 
Canterbury, Eng., 5 
Canton, 33, 34, 173 
Cape May, 176 
Cape Elizabeth, 288, 311 
Cape Porpoise, 371, 376 
Carey, 72, 73 
Carlin, 311 
Carlton, 43 

Carpenter. 53, 85, 111, 118 
Carr, 201, 319, 374, 398 
Carter, 90, 91, 101 
Carthage, 428 
Cartwright, 391 
Carver, 399 
Cary, 184, 249 
Cascade, 401 
Casco Bay, 370 
Case, 422 
Cass, 201, 408 
Casadaga, 185 
Cassopolis, 296 
Castleton, 71 
Caswell, 162 
Catskill,223 
Cattell, 190 
Cawley, 244, 356 
Cebu, 356 
Cedar Gap, 302 
Cedar Rapids, 309 
Chaffee, 87, 128, 166 
Chalkers 62 
Chamberlafn, 44, 47, 203, 226, 

246 
Champaign, 293, 295 
Champney, 19,20, 27 
Chandler, 57, 79, 116, 150 
Chaney, 255 
Channing, 8 
Chapel Hill, 77 
Chapin, 243, 302 
Chaplin, 425 

Chapman, 98, 138, 209, 380 
Chappell, 326 
Charleraont, H6 
Charles City, 183, 281 
Charlestown, 5, 8, 9, 20, 36,41, 
61, 75, 76, 199, 
249, 279, 310, 425, 
430 
Charlton, 33, 164 
Chase, 61, 88,151,155, 209,379, 

410, 431 
Chatanooga, 329 
Chatham, 106, 155 
Chauucy, 23 
Chautauqua, 94, 184 
Chebacho, 308 



Cheeseman, 345 

Chelmsford, 27, 28, 37, 38, .39. 

67, 75, 115, 122, 

149, 155, 103, 195, 

236-9 

Chelsea, 48, 1.36, 241, 263, 310, 

323, 334, 406, 430 
Cheney, 152, 266, 285, 388, 399 
Chepatchet, 236 
Cherritree, 225 

Chester, 114, 19fi, 217, 254, 400 
Chesterfield, 125, 206, 221,244, 

290, 304 
Chetopa, 265 

Chicago, 73, 101, 102, 109, 121, 
156,174,186,211,228, 
231,2.34,236,240,247, 
255,276,281,303,310. 
311,319,329,330,340. 
342,345,353,360,364, 
395 
Chick, 227 
Chicnpee, 56 
Chili, 159, 292 
China, 406 
Chipraan, 398 
Chittenden, 215 
Chubb, 426 

Church, 1.35,198, 278,350 
Churchill, 6H, 108, 416 
Chylderns, 432 
Cicero, 133 
Cilley, 400 
Cincinnati, 76, 180, 182, 189, 

213, 245, 426 
Cincinnatus, 200 
Cisneros, 395 
Clapp, 36, 56, 57, 123, 170, 171, 

278 
Clarence, 211, 212 
Claremont, 197, 207, 211, 255, 

277,278,331 
Ciarendon, 231 

Clark, Clarke, 11, 1